We have several paramedics in my advanced standing program. We even had a RT. Most of the paramedics do just as well (if not better in certain areas) than the LPNs.
Its a balance really. The paramedics tend to help us with more of the critical care stuff, since as LPNs, we haven't had that, and we help them with the more "nurse-y" type stuff (care plans
, patient care, etc) since they didn't get that.
Its actually a really smart model, and with us all working together and utilizing the different strengths, it's definitely helping us to succeed.
ETA: I just noticed this thread is from 2012. Whoops. Hahahaha