Is it better to become a nurse or paramedic if you like to work on the ambulance? I have done 8 years of NYC 911 the system is different there than I have recently encountered in NJ. out of experience who can guide me in the rightful direction. I am debating on Nursing or Paramedic, I want to stay working on the ambulance specifically 911, my passion is working the streets. How does this comply with other states if I were to move away FL, GA, etc, are you allowed to work as a medic or on the ambulance while being a nurse.