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Definitely Paramedic board. I live in Kentucky so I would llike to challenge the Board of Medical Licensure for my certification. I completely understand that nursing recquires a great deal of education and there are significant differances in "Street medicine" and a much more in depth application for nurses. I just would like for training in ACLS, Pharmacology, and A&P to help me.
Have you talked to the KY State Boad of EMS? How long has your EMT-P been lapsed?
If you think your EMT-P knowledge doesn't count for anything, think again. You would have a tremendous leg up on the other nursing students. EMT-P covers the surface of several diease processes whereas nursing goes much more in depth. You already have that 'surface' knowledge and thus, can start out concentrating on the 'deeper' stuff. You will probably be able to understand the concepts quicker and be able to put 2 and 2 together quicker than most students. You know more drugs in your sleep now than most any nurse. As a nursing student, this allows you to focus on the drugs you haven't had exposure to. You won't have to dedicate as much brain power to EKGs and IVs as these are second nature to you. You already know the kinetics related to traumatic injuries; agains freeing brain power to focus deeper. I could probably come up with more, but I think you get my point.
I'm an EMICT of 11 years. I found nursing school
easy compared to medic school (JMO). Other students quickly figured out I had some sort of background (didn't advertise my EMICT) and I quickly became a resource for other students. Yes, there were areas I had trouble with (same areas I had problems with in medic school - I've always disliked psych and peds). So I sought out other students who seemed to have it figured out and got help from them (yes, our instructors were available, but we were encouraged to help each other).
Don't dismiss your EMS background. Even though you may not be able to get credit for you experience or toward a nursing degree, you still have that wonderful knowledge base to draw on. USE IT!!!