If you are a nationally registered paramedic wanting to become a registered nurse you can achieve your goal of becoming a Registered Nurse in less time than the traditional route because you will be given credit for what you have already learned.
Paramedic to RN bridge associate degree nursing Ppogram is designed for Paramedics who will take nursing courses from a modified program of study that meets the needs of the Paramedic enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program. The program prepares graduates for nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings: private and public health facilities and hospitals, nursing facilities, physician offices and health care clinics. Admission preference is given to CSI paramedic program graduates, graduates of nationally accredited paramedic programs, and paramedics with documented fulltime work experience
At the end of the programs or as it progresses students may have the opportunity to go through an internship or what is known as an externship with the sole aim of that allowing the students to gain practical experience before entering the workplace as registered nurses
Program graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination to become registered nurses. Students who have prior misdemeanor or felony convictions may be denied the opportunity to take the licensing examination for registered nursing (NCLEXRN).
All students entering the pre-licensure nursing program that want to take the NCLEX examination will be required to submit their fingerprints to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI).