Can you become an RN after you have an EMT-P AAS degree?

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    Im an 18 year old male soon to be 19 in a month.I had a rough time in high school,but i finished strong.I didnt get the chance to get in a 4 year college,so i will be attending a 2 year community college instead.
    I have my reasons to why i want to become an RN also.But before i do RN,i want to be an EMT.I'm in NYC and the school i will be attending (Laguardia CC) has the nursing program and the EMT program.
    I also know that its extremely extremely competitive to get into nursing programs especially in CUNY schools.
    But again,i want to me an EMT before i go any further.
    I was wondering tho,if i can do this transition.Getting my AAS degree, and then going for RN and getting a BSN.Is that possible?
    The 2 year degree at Laguardia will train me to be a paramedic,I'm guessing that's halfway there from being an RN.I know RNs know way more and its more studies,buts that alright with me.
    I just want to know,if what I said is possible and can be done.

    Thank you all for reading this.
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    Quote from Cannova93
    Im an 18 year old male soon to be 19 in a month.I had a rough time in high school,but i finished strong.I didnt get the chance to get in a 4 year college,so i will be attending a 2 year community college instead.
    I have my reasons to why i want to become an RN also.But before i do RN,i want to be an EMT.I'm in NYC and the school i will be attending (Laguardia CC) has the nursing program and the EMT program.
    I also know that its extremely extremely competitive to get into nursing programs especially in CUNY schools.
    But again,i want to me an EMT before i go any further.
    I was wondering tho,if i can do this transition.Getting my AAS degree, and then going for RN and getting a BSN.Is that possible?
    The 2 year degree at Laguardia will train me to be a paramedic,I'm guessing that's halfway there from being an RN.I know RNs know way more and its more studies,buts that alright with me.
    I just want to know,if what I said is possible and can be done.

    Thank you all for reading this.
    I'm not sure of the educational pathways possible in your state, but I DO know that a paramedic is NOT halfway to being an RN, lose that mindset now. I was an EMT for 20 years and while it was helpful experience in nursing school, they are VERY different beasts!


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