I'm currently taking my pre-reqs as a Pre-Health Science major, and wanted to apply to LPN school in February and eventually bridge to ADN, but torn between applying or continuing my education (pre-reqs) and applying to Paramedic School in 2014. Having completed both EMT-B and CNA, I am familiar with both fields. Both are great choices but my love for emergency medicine is where I want to be. The only drawback is that the only Paramedic School in my area is an hour away. I'm a 32 yo wife and mother of 3, so that means having to work as well. I've been told by friends who are Paramedics that the salary is not as great as Nurses and some eventually went on to be RNs because of this, this is not the case with me, the salary is not why I want this so bad. One friend that gave me the most valuable information said, "It's a tough job, the hours are long, and the pay is not so great, but the feeling you get when you save the life of a patient that is near death, is the best feeling in the world. You have to love your job or you will burn out quickly." I love this quote from him. I guess I already have my answer as too which one I want, but the draw backs and having to retake my EMT course because the two year window for me has expired, is whats keeping from it. I know it's going to be a tough and long road, just wanted to see if anyone had any feedback as to how I can get to where I want to be. I'm a little confused and spoke with advisors that said Nurse to Paramedic bridge would be best, but that's a bit of a long road. Hoping someone can give me some info on how to get started or your experiences on bridging to different medical fields. Thanks!