Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association
Celebrating 35 years
of advancing the practice of transport nursing and enhancing the quality of patient care through commitment to safety and education.
Board of Director's Message
Greetings! My name is Josh Wall and I’ve been in health care for almost 15 years. Seven of those years have been dedicated to being a transport nurse, and I couldn’t love it more! I’m currently working as a flight nurse and part-time nursing faculty at the University of Utah.
I can still remember the day I caught “the flying bug.” I was sitting on the quad at Idaho State University and recall seeing the local flight program landing at the hospital. It was at that moment I realized what I wanted to do as a career. After making the long journey through school, working as an ER and ICU nurse, I was finally able to achieve my goal and dream of being a transport nurse. In reflecting back on my journey thus far, I’m forever grateful for the mentors and educators that got me to where I am today. Without their motivation, kindness, patience and compassion, I don’t know where I’d be. It’s that motivation and compassion that drives me today. I absolutely love education; from orienting new medics and nurses, to providing lectures for local EMS, or teaching first year nursing students, I love seeing that “light” turn on. Watching the growth and passion develop in these eager, fresh minds is truly exciting to watch and will translate into exceptional, safe patient care.
Being the editor of Wings Wheels & Rotors and enabled me to support our members in getting their name and information out and providing quality education to our organization. The best lessons in life are learned from the experiences of others, and I encourage anyone who wants to share some of those to reach out to anyone on the board. As transport nurses, we provide exemplary care to those in need on some of the worst days of their lives. Keep your passion, motivation, and compassion strong so that no matter how long you’ve been doing this, you’ll continue to educate yourself and help groom the next generation of transport nurses. Take care of each other and take care of yourselves, and most importantly be safe!
RN, MSN, CEN, CFRN
ASTNA Board Director-at-Large