TransportJockey replied to MarquieshaH's topic in Students
I got very discouraged with the fact that even after prereqs, for an ADN I'd be waiting at least a year before I could start school. Plus normal school would be a very hard thing for me due to work scheduling, so I just opted to do Excelsion, since it's an option for me.
TransportJockey replied to Pitt2Philly's topic in Relations
I keep hearing the ems volunteers spout the same line of BS that its a calling. Or the very low paid career emt basics. I honestly do think it's an excuse people find for themselves to justify why they still work in that field if it can't provide for them
TransportJockey replied to nursingjourney's topic in Students
I hate math. I have taken college algebra twice in the past and trig once. But I can do med math in my head and have no issues doing the math that being a nurse or medic requires (med calc is the same no matter which position I might do now or in the future). I'm doing beginning algebra for my EC requirement.
TransportJockey replied to ReggieN's topic in Safety
The two facilities I have worked in allowed the ER medics to transport any patient up to the floor, including drips and monitors. Vented patients were the only ones we didn't go alone to, usually those had an RN and RRT along with the medic.
TransportJockey replied to 3crmom's topic in Excelsior
I'm doing an online class now, and so far it's not bad. I'm also doing my math through ALEK and getting ready to test out of A&P. So far it's not a bad option, especially considering 1) I'm too impatient to wait for a program to open up near me (I need to finish pre-reqs) and 2) I work an odd schedule that doesn't lend itself to school or clinicals.
TransportJockey replied to MissHavokk's topic in Career
If you don't want to work as a paramedic, I don't see how it would benefit you to become one. And with teh exception of the FL loophole and the Creighton University bridge course (geared towards active flight/ED nurses) I don't know a way of becoming a paramedic without going through the entire program. You'd need to get your EMT-B, then apply to a paramedic program and most of them are full time for 2-3 semesters. If you can't find a time you can take a single class needed for your BSN I don't see how you'd be able to put aside your nursing career for a year or two while you do a paramedic program.