I just finished the JECC, and there were a handful of enlisted personnel in the course. The problem is that a ventilated patient who us post operative and post resuscitation, or on multiple pressors, is beyond the scope of a flight medic, even if they do take the JECC. The purpose of sending flight medics to the JECC as part of their advanced training seems to be to give them familiarization with critical care transport, not to manage the patient. The fact is there is way too much theory that goes beyond their training, and more importantly, that mission requires experience that flight medics just do not get. It would take too long to train a flight medic to safely manage a critical patient to be practical.
I still believe that certain, not all flight medics (enlisted) given the extra training and approved by Command could accomplish the same mission with out having to pull nurses out of an MTF. I have seen circumstances where extra help is needed on RW flights (where a JECC RN would be great to assist with) but why not improve upon something like the Flight Medic course instead of create a new MOS career field?
After all the responses and completing the JECC, I do agree that creating a flight nurse career field may not be the best idea, but creating an identifier and placing those nurses on flights with critical patients seems to be a wise start.