scubanurse

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  • Birthday 08/26/1987

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  1. Nursing is a different school of thought though and sometimes people agree with the nursing model more than the physician model. Same reason people want to become NP's instead of PA's. Do what you are passionate about, and research the differences between the nursing model and the physician model. Do which ever speaks to you and your beliefs.
  2. Congrats on having a clear picture of what you want to do! Why not take classes at the community college to work towards your RN? There are a lot of pre-requisites needed and you could get a jump start on those. I was a paramedic before nursing, but more because I had no clue what I wanted to do with my future and I hung out in EMS for a while doing some soul searching. Because not everyone wants to be a MD!
  3. Maybe as part of your interview ask the companies what kind of continuing education they provide? It might be possible that they can include some cont. ed hours in the OR for intubations as part of your orientation. Also there's the CAP lab coming up in December usually, maybe jump on board with that, they do ACLS mega codes and the airway gauntlet. Best of luck my friend!
  4. I did my EMT-B in 5 weeks when I was 16 and I definitely still had a life through that course. Not sure how doing it over 4 months you couldn't have a life outside of class. Hell even in nursing school and my masters program I still have a family I spend time with, 15 month old toddler I run around with, gym membership I keep active, and work 40+ hours a week. If you can't find time for a life outside of EMS, then you will burn out and won't last. You also might want to read a book or figure out time management skills. To the OP: Congrats on starting this fun, amazing, and incredible rewarding career! Check in with us often if you have questions, there are decades of experience available to you on this site!
  5. I'm not in EMS anymore but I am an ER nurse with a 15 month old baby girl. It is tough to balance work and home life, especially when you have the ped's code that is the same age as your child. Make a list of your priorities and if you can shift some around for the length of the class, then go for it. If you can't make room in your top three priorities right now, then EMS may not be for you at this point in time. Once you're through the class there are all sorts of options available to you, EMT tech in an ER where you do three 12's a week, 24's on a rig, who knows. It depends on your area, but there are plenty of options available to you, even more so if you pursue a degree in EMS and get your paramedic. Hang in there and good luck
  6. Unfortunately with out much more to go on I'm not sure we could be of help. One gesture would be to buy pizza for the local ems/fire station one night in his honor. We often go without thanks in this line of work, and I know I would mean a lot to him to hear from you guys, but without more to go on, I'm not sure we can help :(. Glad all is well with your step-daughter.
  7. not old, but still here!!
  8. https://cte.stlcc.edu/paramedic-technology/ They have financial aid available according to their website, appears to be accredited, and you can get your associates there too!
  9. where?!?
  10. Then do both. I know several nurses who do both. I'm going to go back and get my paramedic back so I can do both again. I let it lapse after burning out and going through nursing school.
  11. Welcome I don't bite, but nurses have been known to eat their young in the wild...
  12. Hockey? Anyone? no no no... the only football team that counts is the Redskins
  13. True, I'm not talking about the extremes or rare cases here though. I'm talking about the 80 year old who's spouse woke up and found them not breathing. This would indicate they got pulses back though, correct? Therefore they would not be transporting a dead person.
  14. Welcome! It does sound like you have a full plate!
  15. It's hitting us super late here in Denver... poor guys!