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Meet A Few of Our Flight Nurses

The Newest Addition to FNI’s Flight Staff

Jacky Nishida RN, CCRN
Jackie Nishida
Marc Brinsley RN, CCRN
Marc Brinsley

Meet a few of our Flight Nurses

Flying Nurses International has over 30 critical care and emergency medicine registered nurses who are licensed and actively practice within the United States. Our nurses are required to maintain nursing employment in the field of emergency medicine and undergo specialized training in aviation physiology, airline logistics and aircraft safety specifically geared to our program.

Featured Nurse

Marc Brinsley RN, CCRN

Flying Nurses International would like to welcome Marc Brinsley, CCRN, to our flight nurse staff. Marc is an army man, retired after 24 years of service to the brave men and women who fight for the United States. He joined the army in 1994 and became a combat medic. For 12 years he served as a medic and went to school to obtain his RN degree. The final two years of his schooling were at Hampton University in Virginia where he graduated with his RN in 2006. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 through 2009, and worked at Baghdad Emergency during the 2008 military surge. During that time, he also was a Rotary Wing Flight Nurse and he flew critically injured patients to Ballad Air Force base for further treatment. He gained his CCRN through the Army and then became an ICU nurse at Fort Sam Houston, Brook Army Trauma Center, which treated the most traumatic injuries in the whole south of Texas, and also for wounded soldiers coming home for treatment. He was then deployed to Afghanistan as the head nurse for a forward surgical team. After his deployment was over, he reported to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs where he worked at Evans Army Community Hospital as the Nurse Manager of a 10-bed ICU. Mark also spent time in Hawaii as a Patient Care Coordinator for the entire Pacific Region, where he was responsible for the travel of military and contractor personnel as they were returning home or going to further treatment. He was posted to Qatar and performed the same type of work for all patient movement in the Middle East. His most recent posting was as head nurse at the US Army Burn Center in San Antonio.

Marc and his family now reside in Henderson, Nevada, where he is involved with HealthTrust as a nurse in the ICU. He and his wife, Melissa, have four children ranging in age from 21 to 6, and a wonderful grandchild, age 6 months. His sons are extremely involved in their sports, one is a baseball player and the other is all about football, and his youngest daughter has declared she will be a swimmer. When Mark is not working at HealthTrust, flying for Flying Nurses, or spending time watching his children hone their athletic skills, he is an avid golfer, a do-it-yourself home improvement aficionado, and a crafter of fine furniture. If he needs relaxation, he turns on his 80’s country music and gets out his tools!

Marc finds flying with patients to be relaxing, too, even given the stress that can come with difficult cases. He loves to travel, and getting the client to their destination safely and comfortably is a big motivator for him. The one-on-one attention he can give to each client is one of the biggest rewards of the job. We are so glad to have Marc flying with us. His knowledge, expertise, and calm-inducing personality are a welcome addition to our wonderful flight staff.

Marc Brinsley RN, CCRN

Brenton Hart, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2010
Over 45 cases flown

Kathleen Edwards, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2008
Over 150 cases flown

Kathy Gower, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2013
Over 100 cases flown

Trisha Miller, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2016
Over 25 cases flown

Diana Schuman, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 1998
Over 100 cases flown

Patricia Mosher, RN, CRNA

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2004
Over 500 cases flown

Eric Ishida, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2007
Over 30 cases flown

Mark Gray, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2008
Over 50 cases flown

Mark Roblett, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2005
Over 20 cases flown

Jesseca Fuller, RN

Started working with Flying Nurses in 2016
Over 3 cases flown

Lisa Peddle, RN, CCRN

Flying with us since 2017. Due to an injury, Lisa was out for most of 2018, but we are happy she is well and ready to fly for us again. Welcome back, Lisa!