Paramedic making the change....any advise??

  1. So any advise for a paramedic making the change to an RN. Starting nursing school in the fall. Any advise is appreciated.
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  3. by   Barmherzigkeit
    Definartely GO FOR IT! I'm 57 and started a BSN program this summer after being a caregiver for my mom for several years. My cohort has 2 male paramedics making the change to RN. Not only do they brings a wealth of experience to the program, everyone loves them, students and professors. You probably already know how to think critically, so that's a big plus. I wish you the best of luck. God bless. You will be great!!
  4. by   acap2017
    You have a big advantage over others in that you already know a decent amount about medicine and care delivery. Use that advantage!! As far as advise for nursing school in general, just make sure it's something you really want to do. Nursing school is tough and a lot of times your professors make everything more difficult than they need to be. At the same time, faculty is trying hard to weed out whoever they can. Set aside plenty of time for studying and study with others!!! Look up practice exams online or use quizlet-- that helped me a lot. Just stay focused on your goals and don't give in to the B.S. here and there. You'll do great!!!
  5. by   jj224
    I hate doing this, but I'm gonna be that guy..