Thanks, I was considering the paramedic field but it seemed a bit to crazy for me. I think ASN is best for me to square away job security and quickest. Then hopefully my job will enjoy me enough to pay for me to put more knowledge in my brain, ala BSN.....The thing with ASN I had poor high school grades and no college experience afterwards. So the prerequisites would take me almost 2 years to get into most nursing programs. I found one college called Bauder in Atlanta it offers built in prerequisites and completion in 15 months...gonna look into that more
If you want to become an ASN or BSN nurse, you should look into facilities where you want to work and look at the pre-reqs. Some hospitals require BSN in order to even apply unless you have a lot of experience.
EMT basic in ga is 3 quarters. AEMT (new standard for 911 services) is 4 quarters. A basic can only work non emergency transfers in ga and I'm almost positive they have to work with an aemt or a paramedic. Paramedic is two years but almost all accredited schools prefer that you have at least a year of work experience at the emt level before applying. The fastest way to a medical job is cna. That's only a couple months, some as short as 6 weeks and sometimes you can just do on the job training.
Oh, there is one college paramedic program that offers a fast track option. It's for people without the emt certification. You go for a year and finish with a paramedic certificate. Its 4-5 days a week plus clinicals. If you want the associates degree there's about another year of full time school involved. It's at Darton college in Albany. And no it's not online. It's an 8 hours a day, 4-5 day a week program and it's tough. I did the traditional medic program there and that was pretty tough. It's quick but the fast track program is basically two years compressed into one.