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

Curriculum Code #2400

 

Effective May 2021

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
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3 3
MTHM 168 STATISTICS 1,2 3
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 1,2 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 4 1
 Hours14
Semester I
BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 1, 2 4
PSYH 251 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 1, 2 3
CHMY 161 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 1, 2 4
NURS 130 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CERTIFIED PARAMEDIC TO RN 1, 2 3
 Hours14
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

Program Contact(s):

Dr. Karen Joris
440-366-7156
kjoris@loraincccedu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

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 MTHM 168 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 admission requirements have been completed, students are eligible to register for transition to 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

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the theory knowledge and skills learned in the paramedic program that are also utilized by the registered nurse 
  2. Define evidenced-based principles when planning care for patients experiencing basic health care needs 
  3. Prioritize nursing care based on interpretation of data collected in a basic health assessment 
  4. Identify sources of data within technological resources in health care settings
  5. Perform a holistic client assessment including interviewing, history taking, and a complete physical and psychosocial assessment of an adult client
  6. Plan ongoing nursing care for clients who have simple acute and chronic alterations in basic human needs
  7. Perform basic skills associated with safe patient-centered care as a member of the health care team
  8. Explain the effects of medications on patients
  9. Discuss cultural differences in health care settings
  10. Present ethical dilemmas in the health care setting