Emergency Nurses

Emergency nurses provide highly skilled direct patient care to those who need emergency treatment for an illness or injury. Emergency nurses incorporate all the specialties of nursing. They care for infant, pediatric, adult, and elderly patients with a broad spectrum of medical needs.


Quick Facts
Duties Provide direct patient care to those who need emergency treatment for an illness or injury
Alternate Title(s) Flight Nurses
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Excellent
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Experience One to three years of experience as a staff nurse
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Nurse Manager
  • Experienced Emergency Nurse
  • Emergency Nurse
  • Staff Nurse

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