Welcome to Caryn Braun, Angel MedFlight’s new Chief Flight Nurse and Director of Clinical Education!
Caryn comes to Angel MedFlight with 20 years in critical care nursing, 17 years in emergency nursing, and 10 years in flight nursing, along with management and consulting experience.
She received her first nursing degree at the Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing and completed a Critical Care Internship at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a progressive South Florida facility that has garnered recognition from the medical community and patients alike.
Caryn’s drive for superior patient care next took her to New Hampshire’s historic Lakes Region General Hospital, whose guiding principle of “quality health care for all” meshed with her commitment to compassion and excellence in patient care. She was an ICU nurse there for eight years before moving on to pursue a degree in Health Care Services from Nova Southeastern University, a private research institution in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
In 1997, Caryn landed at Phoenix Memorial Hospital, where she worked as Clinical Supervisor and a nurse in the ER, Cardiovascular ICU and Special Care Unit.
Caryn branched out to fixed-wing aero-medical patient care in 2001. Over the next few years, her air medical transport endeavors expanded to encompass rotor-wing flight nursing and supervisory roles including Chief Flight Nurse.
Her most recent position was Emergency Department RN at Level I Trauma Center John C. Lincoln Hospital. She is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, a valuable resource for understanding medical records and the terminology and subtleties of the health care system.
Today, a veteran flight nurse with more than 10 years of fixed-wing and rotor experience, Caryn understands the intricacies of patient care at altitude, and is equipped to lead a team of highly skilled flight nurses and paramedics. A tremendous addition to our staff, Caryn’s critical care background, proven leadership abilities and interpersonal skills make her the ideal complement to our team of compassionate caregivers.