RN to Paramedic Bridge Course - page 5

I'm wondering if any of you might know of a RN to Paramedic bridge course. I'd like to get my certification as a Paramedic, but don't want to have to through a whole year of school to do it! Let me... Read More

  1. by   rjbaileyrn
    Wow, that was a BIG BOLD font there wasn't it. Very Impressive!!! Does that get your point across better, haha?????? NOT
  2. by   MAnders1405
    Lets get back on topic please.
  3. by   sandimedic/lpn
    i have been a nurse for over a dozen years and being a paramedic is a great way to brake the burn out cycle. It gives me a different perspective on patient care. Especially when you can say you have seen the patient from the scene to the ER to the maintenance care in house and out pt.I went into both to care for people, not for the money, but there is money to be made in this profession as you all know. For me, I love the part of being able to think for myself and make a decision and ask on it and not always have to call the Dr. like nurse's have to.
    A bridge program is the way to go. Especially if you want to go further in your career whether it be flight nurse/medic or on to MD school or FNP.
  4. by   ritarunningfeet
    Hello, This topic was started a few years ago and I was just wondering if someone could update on if there is any other rn to paramedic programs other than creighton? I've searced on the net and that is about the only program I can find, some will talk about challenging the state, but I don't think Michigan will allow me to do that. I am currently taking an emt-b class, but I will need to take the next step when done with that. Just looking for information on programs, not arguments on all the other stuff on this thread, just strictly program info.

    Thanx
  5. by   RoxanRN
    I know of a few in Kansas - Hutchinson Community College and Cowley County Community College.
  6. by   Nurse2bducky86
    Okay I know this was posted A LONG TIME AGO!! However I am extreemly interested in getting into the emergency medicine feild. Eventually working my way up to being a flight nurse. I am currently enrolled in a LPN program at a Community College in KCMO. Ive heard of Medic to RN Programs and i realy need someone to help explain the processes it takes and a general timeline (so im not jumping the gun) to expect to get through this. My Fiance' is currently an EMT-B (he is taking the firefighter rout) and helping him with his studies reinterated how much i would like to get into Emergency Medicine. I am currently working on a med-surg unit at a local hospital.
  7. by   RoxanRN
    my suggestion......... go to medic school (2 year degree) and go to rn school (2 or 4 year degree) - in whichever order you chose. personally, i think going the bridge route shortchanges you. there are subtle nuances taught in the complete course but not in abbreviated courses.

    and since you are in kc, you might check out johnson county community college. they have a very good emict program.
  8. by   EMTiNH
    I am currently enrolled in an RN program and am an EMT-I. I have had several paramedics tell me that I should have taken a paramedic course first, then take a bridge to RN. However, the EMT-I/RN that I talked to said the RN-to-Paramedic bridge courses are the way to go. My suggestion would be to do what you feel comfortable doing first. But go for an RN. I'm not sure that there are programs out there for an LPN to bridge to.
  9. by   RnToDrEsCuE
    just wondering if you do know of a school in southeast texas that does have a rn to medic program, i don't care how long it is. I am trying to become a flight nurse and without being a medic i cannot do that here, thanks!!
  10. by   EricJRN
    Quote from RnToDrEsCuE
    just wondering if you do know of a school in southeast texas that does have a rn to medic program, i don't care how long it is. I am trying to become a flight nurse and without being a medic i cannot do that here, thanks!!
    May not be the quickest commute for you, but Alvin Community College has been very cooperative with me. There is not a set program, but they evaluate your situation on an individual basis and set the requirements accordingly. You can send me a PM if you need more info.
  11. by   FlygirlRN
    Has a Florida RN taken and RN to EMT-B program out of state and obtained their Florida EMT license upon completion?
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    tarrant county college has a new fast track program that accepts paramedics.....
  13. by   indygirl
    how can i find our where in ohio to get the RN to paramedic thanks indygirl

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