Hi, my name is Janel and as of right now I am in nursing school just starting my second year. I am also an EMT- Basic. Once I get out of nursing school and get my RN I am going to try and get my Prehospital RN license. I am wanting to get involved in ER nursing or prehospital nursing. I am also eventually wanting to become an NP but not sure if I will be going for FNP, PNP, or NNP. I live in Illinois right now but we are looking at moving to Missouri around the Columbia area. Does anyone know what the prehospital licensure is in Missouri? Any information you could give me would be really helpful. Thank you in advance!
My first nursing job out of school required that I drop my EMT certificate (which was more of a pain than I thought it would be, since they just said, “don’t renew it, and it will go away.”) The problem was that I was required to buy my own malpractice insurance for my nursing job, and NOBODY would provide me with nursing malpractice coverage because my “scope of practice” was different outside of the hospital environment because of my EMT certificate, and they didn’t want me to be a “good Samaritan” and end up in court.
Where I work currently, in an ER, we used to be able to “ride along” with the paramedics, but that has also stopped because the issue of who was covering our insurance while we were riding along, the hospital or the ambulance. The easy solution was we are no longer allowed to be an extra set of hands in the back of the rig when we need to transport a seriously ill patient to a larger hospital.
Hopefully your state has it figured out better, but here, nursing and EMS do not play well as far as admin goes.
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