I am currently a paramedic with almost 2 decades of field and emergency department of experience...I did all of my pre requisites at a community college before beginning the Excelsior Paramedic to RN Bridge Program. It has been tough and requires self discipline to complete the nursing theory component online, but for my personal situation that was the best fit vs. brick and mortar. Right now, I'm waiting my test date for the CPNE, which is Excelsior's clinical evaluation before you can become eligible for the NCLEX. It has taken me just under 2 yrs. I would likely choose it again.