Growing up in the Lewiston/Auburn area, Jackie Turcotte, RN, BSN, CCRN, EMT-I, always loved science and the challenging nature of problem solving, but after high school she wasn’t sure how to turn that interest into a career. She got a degree from Westbrook College and began working in a medical lab, however she soon realized she wanted more. She enrolled in nursing school at Central Maine Medical Center and became an RN.
She worked in the intensive care unit at CMMC as a critical care nurse for more than 10 years before joining LifeFlight in 2008. Jackie currently lives in Durham and volunteers for Durham Fire/Rescue as an EMT-I when her work schedule permits.
Jackie’s enthusiasm for her job as a flight nurse is apparent. “I love being a nurse and continue to study while teaching critical care nurses in CMMC’s ICU. Not only do I enjoy helping patients, but it’s a privilege to help the patient’s family members who are also in crisis when their loved ones are critically ill or injured.” Jackie also likes the challenge of caring for patients, from young to old, with complex medical problems.
Jackie spends her time off with her husband and daughter and enjoys hiking, camping, reading, traveling and derby roller-skating.