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

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