"Opryland pays decently however, you won't get much real EMS experience there. Vanderbilt might have good pay for their paramedics but I don't know for sure. I do know that they don't pay their nurses very well at all so I…"
"In my opinion, as both a paramedic and a nurse, the nurses don't really want to have EMS. Their training is almost 100% completely different than EMTs/paramedics. They would have to go back to school to learn how to do our jobs. Now, that being…"
"Jen, Congrats on passing your National Registry exam! I hope that you're going to continue on to become a Paramedic. That way maybe we'll get to see each other at SHMC again. Good luck with everything."
"Hey Sean! I did not realize that you were my friend on here. Guess what you were my charge nurse during clinicals!!!! Last semester. Around November 09. How crazy is that. I was wondering why when I met you you looked familar! What a small world.…"
"I'm very interested to start watching this series. I've often thought about doing something like this, but I lack the know-how. I really hope this accurately represents how EMS truly is and doesn't just show trauma and cardiac arrests."
"I don't know where you are currently living, but I'm in Nashville, TN and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has a top-rated air ambulance system. Most of the RNs who work there are paramedics and NPs. It's not a requirement, but…"
"I got my start with a volunteer ambulance service that not only covered an urban area but also a large rural area as well. About 10 years ago, they decided that in order to better service the area they should go paid.
Since their decision response…"
"Back in 1997 the DOT and NHTSA issued an "EMS Adgenda for the Future" which outlined the educational direction that they intended for us to take. It was a rather long report, but I'll give you the Reader's Digest version of the…"
I've been in the business for over 20 years and I've often wondered that myself. I have come up with only two answers to your question. 1 - As long as the word "technician" is associated with our profession, it will keep us…"
EMT since 1988.
Paramedic since 1995.
RN since 2007.
I'm also a Regional Faculty for BLS and have been a CPR Instructor since 1990.
I have certifications in BLS, ACLS (Instructor in each), PALS, TNCC and I'm a Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor.
hold an AS degree in Allied Health and Nursing Science.
I have a BA in Medical Administration with a speciality in Emergency Medical Sciences.
I have an MA in Health Information and Education
Nurse/Paramedic @ Southern Hills Medical Center ED.
Hey Sean! I did not realize that you were my friend on here. Guess what you were my charge nurse during clinicals!!!! Last semester. Around November 09. How crazy is that. I was wondering why when I met you you looked familar! What a small world. How are things going at the Hill? I took my NREMT on Dec 17th two days after Practicals, and passed on the first go with only 67 questions. I started working for Rural Metro as an EMT-IV at the Spring Hill Fire Department. I knew I would love this field but I did not realize ho much I would love it. Hope all is well. Talk to you soon! Jenn