Two Centers, One Vision

The vision of a comprehensive emergency and critical care transport center of excellence has been realized thanks to the philanthropy of The Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing and The Callahan Family Emergency and Critical Care Center. Combined, these centers provide specialized, high-fidelity learning opportunities in research, initial licensure and continuing education, as well as advanced simulation for the advanced nurse practitioner in ground and helicopter transport environments.

As an addition to the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, the flight specialty certificate prepares Advanced Practice nursing students for the critical care transport environment. These students develop the necessary critical thinking and advanced procedural capabilities necessary for the management of the acute, emergent and critically ill or injured patients in out-of-hospital environments.

Students in this one of a kind program have access to the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's cutting-edge technology—including use of a medical helicopter simulator, ambulance simulator and access to nationally ranked hospitals.

As a Student You Will

  • Prepare to implement Advanced Practice Nursing knowledge and skillsets in unstructured, pre-hospital transport environments.
  • Research opportunities are available for interested students to enhance or develop new evidence in Advanced Practice Nursing in the pre-/inter-hospital transport environment.
Graduate nursing students performing a critical care lab on a training manikin.
Nicholas McLaughlin/Summit Creative Arts