My name is Justin. I'm currently a seasonal firefighter in California. My goal is to end up being a firefighter/paramedic with an RN license. I'm trying to find out which is the best avenue to approach this. Is it better to go to school and get my RN and challenge the paramedic board or is it better to go get my paramedic license and try and find a school that will let me bridge into the program. I have heard many things that the governor is trying to establish a program in California to let paramedic's bridge into the RN program. Does anyone anything about if or when this might happen or what the best avenue to take is. Any info would be great thanks.
Apr 18, '07
I don't know of anything in California, but Arizona has program if you're interested...
Apr 18, '07
I know Colorado State University Pueblo has a Paramedic to RN (BSN) bridge....that's what most medics do here because it's quicker. I don't know if they do anything on line though.
Apr 20, '07
Some of the on-line programs, such as Excelsior, that offer a program are not eligible for licensure in CA. Make sure that the program that you wish to go thru is approved by CA BRN if this is where you wish to work.
Apr 29, '07
Hey thanks for all the help guys!!
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