RN to Paramedic

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    Does anyone know how you go about challenging the Paramedic exam if you are a Registered Nurse and EMT-Basic? I am currently in Alabama, so if you have general or Ala. state specific it would be helpful.
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    Quote from BamaBound2bRN
    Does anyone know how you go about challenging the Paramedic exam if you are a Registered Nurse and EMT-Basic? I am currently in Alabama, so if you have general or Ala. state specific it would be helpful.
    With any state, call your state EMS office. For Alabama, call 334-206-5383.

    http://www.emsmagazine.com/SURVEY/index.html

    Roxan
    EMICT, RN
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    Thanks a bunch for the info.
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    Quote from BamaBound2bRN
    Does anyone know how you go about challenging the Paramedic exam if you are a Registered Nurse and EMT-Basic? I am currently in Alabama, so if you have general or Ala. state specific it would be helpful.
    In Michigan nurses can no longer challange the paramedic exam.
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    Quote from etcrn
    In Michigan nurses can no longer challange the paramedic exam.

    They can't in PA either...
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    Quote from BamaBound2bRN
    Does anyone know how you go about challenging the Paramedic exam if you are a Registered Nurse and EMT-Basic? I am currently in Alabama, so if you have general or Ala. state specific it would be helpful.
    ok not sure know nothing about the topic and just a trying to gain knowledge question, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TOO ?? just asking because I don't know.
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    Quote from BamaBound2bRN
    Does anyone know how you go about challenging the Paramedic exam if you are a Registered Nurse and EMT-Basic? I am currently in Alabama, so if you have general or Ala. state specific it would be helpful.
    Arkansas requires
    that you attend a DOT approved course for the Paramedic level. This course can last anywhere from 1 year to 2 years depending on the school. After completion you must challenge the National Registery. Very tough exam. This also includes skill stations for Cardiac(static and ALS interventions), KED. IV Therapy, Drug Admin. Good Luck!!
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    acutally i found the national registry to be an extremely easy exam, though it's a lot of trouble to go though a course to sit for it.

    usually you can find a way around the system by getting licensed in another state and applying for reciprocity. good luck.
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    Quote from TNRNMAN
    ok not sure know nothing about the topic and just a trying to gain knowledge question, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TOO ?? just asking because I don't know.
    well ive heard this before

    a paramedic is the best person to take care of you pre-hospital.

    a nurse is the best person to take care of you inhospital.

    two different trainings......paramedic would be lost on a floor, same way nurse would be on a rig...(not totally lost, but you get the pt)
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    Quote from TNRNMAN
    ok not sure know nothing about the topic and just a trying to gain knowledge question, WHY WOULD YOU WANT TOO ?? just asking because I don't know.
    If you want to be a flight nurse here in Michigan, you must also possess a paramedic license. If you want to work on a Mobil ICU you also must have at least a EMT license, if I'm not mistaken. I wish there was an expedited course for RN to paramedic, since so much of it is the same. Goodness knows I don't need anatomy again, but I sure would need scene related stuff among others. Some day the world will wake up to that need. Interestingly enough there are paramedic to Rn programs.. go figure.


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