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From Paramedic to RN: Find Out How

From Paramedic to RN: Find Out How

Transitioning from a paramedic to a registered nurse is a big step that you can make in your career within the healthcare industry.

As a paramedic, you have become adept at handling emergencies, thinking quickly on your feet, and helping patients in a variety of situations. This is a great basis for becoming an RN.

Registered Nurses require an ADN credential, or an associate’s degree in nursing. State licensure upon completing the required education is granted by passing the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).

Health Career Institute offers the ADN through online and on-campus courses that will prepare you for a great future as an RN in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and more.

Transitioning from Paramedic to RN

The first course offered for nursing students is the Introduction to Professional Nursing, which focuses on the transition from paramedic to RN. While RNs will sometimes have to handle emergency situations like paramedics do (and especially if the RN is an emergency care nurse), RNs also provide a holistic approach to patient care in structured medical settings.

At HCI, nursing students can earn their ADN in as little as 20 to 24 months. The program includes 72 credit hours of lectures, labs, and clinicals for a well-rounded combination of theory and applied practice in the field.

Nursing courses will expand the knowledge that you obtained from your paramedic certification courses and on-the-job experience. Becoming an RN will extend your knowledge and skills for a very rewarding career in the healthcare industry.

You can transition from paramedic to RN by working toward the associate of science degree in nursing. Courses in Nursing I, II, and III with labs and clinicals take the student through different levels of nursing skills and different aspects of the nursing career. Advanced courses in anatomy and pharmacology prepare RNs for a variety of tasks in hospitals and clinics.

Advance Your Career

Everything learned in the lectures will be experienced in labs with simulated patients and in clinicals in actual medical settings to fully equip the nursing student to enter the field as a Registered Nurse upon graduation and completion of the NCLEX.


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