As the nursing shortage grows worse, many nursing schools are offering Paramedic to RN bridge programs. There are a couple different ways you can take advantage of these programs. You can turn to community colleges or you can pursue paramedic to rn online programs. In some cases these bridge programs are available to people with other health-related degrees or certificates, such as respiratory therapists.
It is VERY important to make sure that you check with your State Board of Nursing before you enroll in Paramedic to RN bridge programs. You must make sure that the program is accredited in your state and that after you complete the program you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN in your state. Some states that accept LPN to RN online programs will not accept Paramedic to RN online programs. You don’t want to spend your time and money on a Paramedic to RN online program only to find that you have either thrown your time and money away, or you need to move to another state to use your hard-earned expensive online degree.
Trinity Valley Community College in Kaufman, Texas offers a nursing school program for Licensed Vocational Nurses and paramedics to receive an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia offers a nursing school program for respiratory therapists and paramedics to receive an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
Lansing Community College offers a nursing school program for paramedics and Licensed Vocational Nurses to receive an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.
Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida has a nursing school program for paramedics to receive an Associate’s Degrees in Nursing.
Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL offers a Paramedic to RN bridge program.