Paramedic to RN Bridge Program – Associate Degree
The Paramedic to RN Bridge program is developed to allow currently certified paramedics to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. The successful candidate for this program must complete the following:
- Hold a Paramedic certification with the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services OR National Registry.
- Have an Associate of Applied Science in EMS.
- Score a minimum of 58 on the TEAS exam (administered in November and February).
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.
Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence- based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities
Admission for the ADN program is based on selective criteria. Applicable fees are attached to Nursing Classes in this program and student is required to purchase uniforms. This course of study fits the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina RN to BSN Programs and the North Carolina Community College System Associate Degree Nursing Programs.
|Course Prefix, No.||Title||Class||Lab||Clinical||Credit|
|NUR 215||Paramedic to RN Bridge Concepts||3||3||6||6|
|Fall Semester-2nd Year|
|NUR 113||Family Health Concepts||3||0||6||5|
|NUR 212||Health System Concepts||3||0||6||5|
|NUR 211||Health Care Concepts||3||0||6||5|
|ENG 114||Professional Research and Reporting||3||0||0||3|
|Total Hours Per Week||12||0||18||18|
|Spring Semester-2nd Year|
|NUR 213||Complex Health Concepts||4||3||15||10|
|PSY 241||Developmental Psychology||3||0||0||3|
|Total Hours Per Week||8||6||15||15|
|NUR 215 is a pre-requisite|
|SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE|
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES||3|
|OTHER REQUIRED COURSES||5|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||69|
|BIO 168||Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BIO 169||Anatomy and Physiology II|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry|
|HUM 115||Critical Thinking|
|HSC 110||Success and Study Skills or Orientation to Health Careers|
|PSY 150||General Psychology|