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What does a flight nurse do?

  Flight Nurse Career

We have provided a variety of information on the career of a flight nurse. We hope this information will be useful and informative and teach you about the exciting world of Flight Nursing. See listing below of jobs for Flight Nurses.

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Flight Nurse


What is a Flight Nurse?

Job Title


Flight Nurse, Flight Transport Nurse or
Flight Transport RN

Job Description


A flight nurse provides comprehensive nursing care for all types of patients during aeromedical evacuation and airlift flights. They are highly trained RNs with skills of an ICU Nurse, ER Nurse and CCU (critical care) Nurse.

Flight nurses are employed in air rescue operations, care-flight ambulances and air evacuation services.


Job Qualifications


Experience in critical care or emergency department nursing (adult and pediatric experience).




Most Jobs prefer one or more of the following certifications: CPR, ACLS, and PALS, TNS or TNCC.


Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) or Certified Flight Nurse (CFRN).




Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association Formerly known as the National Flight Nurses Association.


AAMS - Association of Air Medical Services

Air Transport Sites  

FlightWeb - For Air Medical Professionals: FlightWeb is dedicated to Air Medical Professionals around the world. This includes EMS Pilots, Flight Nurses, Flight Medics, Flight RTs, Flight MDs, Comm Specs, Maintenance, Administration, and all others involved in the air medical tranport industry.


REACH Air Medical Services: REACH is the first and only air ambulance company in the United States to receive approval by the FAA to respond off airway, using its own GPS routes to specific hospitals.

Flight Nurse School   The National Flight Nurse Academy trains nurses to become flight nurses.

Job Search


Flight Nurse Jobs/Employment: Search for Flight Nurse jobs available in all 50 states.




Official Publication


ASTNA Patient Transport, 4th Edition - Principles and Practice The official publication of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, this comprehensive and timely text is the standard reference for flight nurses and other health professionals involved in medical transportation.

Leading Books  & Journals   Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Search for top rated books & journals on Emergency Nursing.

Degree Programs


If you would like to advance your nursing career, accredited online degree programs available. RN to PhDRN to MSNRN to BSN or LPN to BSN degree. 

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