Associate Degree Nursing Program
Paramedic to RN Bridge Options
This nursing track is for paramedics who wish to pursue registered nursing positions. The Paramedic to RN track allows for advanced placement of Paramedics into the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program. Upon successful completion, the paramedic will have met the educational requirements to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Classes will start each year in late October or early November. All class and clinical requirements will be met by attending two days per week for two years.
- Submit a completed application with nonrefundable application fee
- Submit an official high school transcript or GED certificate
- Submit a transcript from an approved paramedic program
- Submit all official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended
- Submit a copy of drivers license
- Submit a copy of current valid Paramedic Certification (Certification can be in any state in the U.S. but must be to a level equivalent to the national registry.)
- Submit proof of a minimum of one year experience as a paramedic
- Have a minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 950 taken within five years of graduation from high school. Other students will need a comparable score on the COMPASS exam.
- Submit to and pass a criminal background check and receive clearance from the Division of Aging
- Provide a record of current immunizations
- Successfully complete the admission drug testing and tuberculosis screening
- Score a 550 or greater on the test of English as Second Language (TOEFL) if applicant is an international student. In addition, international students who are not citizens of the United States must submit documents verifying visa or permanent resident status.
These are minimum admission criteria and do not guarantee admission to the nursing program. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents have been received by the Admission Office. Once your application is completed, it will be reviewed by the Admission Committee who will make recommendations for admission.
It is the policy of Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences to maintain and promote equal education opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, natural origin, marital status, or disability which does not preclude the person from studying or practicing a healthcare profession after graduation and successful completion of the licensure or certification exam.