Learn more about our Flight Nurse Training Program

The Flight Nurse Training Program is conducted by Guardian Air, a hospital-based, non-profit air medical transport program that has been serving the remote areas of northern Arizona since August of 1985. As the only non-profit air medical transport company in the region, Guardian Air’s focus is safety and quality of care.

Learn more about Guardian Air.


Applicants interested in the guardian flight program must meet the following requirements:


  • Associates Degree in Nursing – required
  • If hired after July 1, 2016, you must be enrolled in a BSN or MSN program and complete the degree by Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing – preferred

Certification & Licensures:

  • Current Arizona RN license – required
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS (American Heart Association) – required
  • NRP – required within six months of hire
  • Advanced education in area of expertise with one of the following certifications:  RNC, CEN, CFRN, CCRN – required within 24 months of hire. Please see
  • Transport Professional Advanced Trauma (TPATC) or Advanced Trauma for Nurses (ATCN) course – required within one year of hire
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. course – required within one year of hire.
  • Practitioners or clinicians must be state or national organization certified
  • Current driver’s license in the state in which employee resides with no moving violations within prior 36 months – required


  • Three years of critical care experience (combination of emergency, ICU or High Risk L&D) – required
  • Previous experience in more than one specialty area – preferred

Physical Requirements/Physical Agility Test:

  • Maintain flight duty weight of less than 225lbs
  • Able to lift 75 pounds safely from floor to table and back to floor
  • Able to walk 2 miles in under 30 minutes

Hiring process

Flight Academies are conducted on an as needed basis – typically once a year.

The interview and testing process for Guardian Air is usually spread over three consecutive days. All potential new hires will need to be available for these testing days.  The testing process will consist of a written exam, weigh in (must be less than 220 lb), physical testing requirements, an oral panel interview, and (at minimum) evaluation involving one critical patient scenario.

To view open positions, please visit the NAH Careers site.