Associate Degree Nursing - Paramedic to RN, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #2400

Effective May 2022

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

Advanced placement for Paramedics is available through the PARAMEDIC TO RN program.  A paramedic who qualifies* (see Enrollment, Financial and Career Services for Program Application requirements) must have completed pre-admission courses with a grade of "C" or better.  The Paramedic must complete NURS 130 with a grade of "C" or better in order to gain advanced placement. Upon successful completion of NURS 130, the paramedic will be given credit for the following Nursing courses:.

ALHN 112 Introduction Medical Terminology -1 credit
NURS 120 Nursing Concepts I - 8 credits
NURS 123 Pharmacology I - 2 credits                          

LCCC has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership.

*Current active license and 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years.

Plan of Study Grid
Preadmission CoursesHours
BIOG 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 1,2 4
CHMY 161 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 1,2 4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3 3
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 1,2 3
SDEV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 4 1
 Hours15
Semester I
BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 1, 2 4
PSYH 251 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 1, 2 3
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1,2 3
NURS 130 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CERTIFIED PARAMEDIC TO RN 1, 2 3
 Hours13
Semester II
NURS 116 MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING 1, 2 2
NURS 119 CONCEPTS IN PEDIATRIC NURSING 1,2 1
NURS 132 CONCEPTS IN NURSING FOR THE PARAMEDIC TO RN 1, 2 4
NURS 133 PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE PARAMEDIC TO RN 1, 2 2
NURS 224 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING 1,2 3
 Hours12
Semester III
BIOG 251 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 1,2 4
NURS 222 NURSING CONCEPTS IV 1, 2 4
NURS 225 MANAGER OF CARE/CAPSTONE 1, 2 4
NURS 226 NURSING CONCEPTS SYNTHESIS 1,2 1
 Hours13
 Total Hours53
1

Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.

2

Indicates that a grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.

3

 Students are encouraged to also take College Composition II if they are considering pursuing the BSN.

4

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Program Contact(s):

Dr. Karen Joris
440-366-7156
kjoris@lorainccc.edu

More program information can be found on our website.

Advanced Placement Paramedic to RN Program

The paramedic to RN program allows certified paramedics advanced placement in the associate degree nursing (RN) program. Through this program, the certified paramedic will receive credit for prior paramedic coursework, thereby eliminating excessive course repetition.

Admission Requirements for the Advanced Placement Paramedic to RN program:

  1. Be a graduate of an approved EMT-paramedic program.
  2. Be certified as an EMT-paramedic through the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services.
  3. GPA of 2.5 or higher on all completed college-level coursework (includes transfer/transient courses).
  4. Have completed BIOG 121 with a grade of C or better.
  5. Have completed ENGL 161 with a grade of C or better.
  6. Have completed PSYH 151 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  7. Have completed CHMY 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
  8. Obtain a score of PROFICIENT on the ATI TEAS Exam. 

  9. Submit verification of two years of employment as a paramedic.
  10. Official high school or GED and college/program transcripts (if applicable) on file in the LCCC Records Office.
  11. Must complete SDEV 101 with a grade of C or better.
     

Once students have been admitted into the program and the admission requirements have been completed, students are eligible to register for NURS 130 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CERTIFIED PARAMEDIC TO RN. Upon successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of NURS 130, students will be given credit for NURS 120 and NURS 123 . The remainder of the support courses must be completed as REQUIRED in the associate degree nursing program. NURS 130 may not be repeated if failed.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the role of the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs  (patient centered care)
  2.  Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care. (EBP)
  3. Prioritize data to monitor the outcomes of care processes in order to ensure patient safety and minimize risk of harm. (quality improvement/safety)
  4. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making. (informatics and technology)
  5. Interact effectively with patients and families and within nursing and inter-professional teams, to foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision- making, to achieve quality patient care and positive health outcomes, and to enhance patient satisfaction.(communication, teamwork & collaboration)
  6. Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles. (leadership & professionalism)