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CNA with EMT-B?

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by LaLaLauren, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. LaLaLauren

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm a junior and next year I have the opportunity to graduate high school as a CNA and EMT-B.

    Unforunately I haven't been able to track down anyone with this sort of certification or any information about it. I was wondering if anyone has encountered a nurse/EMT hybrid (nice name ha) or can see any possible benefits or problems in becoming one.

    FYI: My ultimate goal is to get my Ph.D in nursing and work entirely in trauma and prehospital.


    If you don't have any comments on the CNA/EMT-B thing, any general advice or feedback is MUCH appreciated.
     
  2. bryanboling5

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    When I was a tech in the ED, there were several of us that were CNAs and several that were EMT-Bs. Not sure if there were any that were both. As far as down the road in nursing, if you want to do flight, some places require and other places look favorably on an RN with EMT-P, so getting EMT-B now can't hurt.

    Just curious, why do you want to get your PhD?
     
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    LaLaLauren

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    After spending time in the field I want to do research, teach or both.

    Thanks for the help!
     

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