Paramedic to RN

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Paramedic to RN Application

Paramedic to RN Information Session

Upcoming Paramedic to RN Information Sessions

The Paramedic to RN Bridge Pathway at MCC offers experienced paramedics a route to advanced placement in the MaricopaNursing Program. The program provides paramedics with the theory and clinical competencies to successfully progress into the second or third semester of the MaricopaNursing RN program of study.

Mesa Community College will offer the Paramedic Bridge Pathway cohort in both the Spring and Fall semesters. This program consists of 10 credits (NUR106 & NUR104) and includes online components, in-class sessions, and structured clinical experiences in local hospitals and medical centers.

Paramedic to AAS Fact Sheet

Program slots placement is first come, first served. Application deadlines will be updated semesterly. Please check back for further updates.

Prerequisites for Paramedic / RN Transition

NUR187 Online Pharmacology and Medication Administration II. This course is pre-req for the Paramedic/RN Bridge Pathway!

  • The NUR187 (Section #27509) Pharmacology and Medication Administration II will be offered in Fall 2019 (the course runs from January 13th 2020-March 6th 2020). To register please contact Glenna Bayer at requesting a "Permission Number" for the course.

Advisement / Information Sessions for Spring 2020

Interested students should attend one of the sessions specific to the Paramedic to RN Bridge Program listed on the right hand side of this page. No Appointment is needed.

Sessions will cover in-depth information related to the Paramedic to RN program. Instructor available for questions.

View the videos below from the most recent information session for details about the program:

Application process, program requirements and pre-requisites.

Program content and progression.

Successful completion of the Bridge Pathway will qualify a student for eligibility to apply for Advanced Placement entrance into the second or third semester of the MaricopaNursing AAS Program.

Interested students must complete the Advanced Placement Application Packet available at the college advisors office or at Check back for application dates. The Bridge Pathway is valid for 9 months after coursework completion.

All interested applicants should contact Tuesdee Pfeiff, Nursing Advisor at Mesa Community College, 480-461-7208 or Email Tuesdee at Also, check out our Facebook page.

Requirements - Paramedic to Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (RN) Bridge Program

  • High School graduation or GED
  • Transcripts: Request that all official high school, colleges and university transcripts be sent to Mesa Community College Attn: Nursing Department HW-8 at 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202 for evaluation. Credit by Evaluation is required for vocational or non-credit courses or courses taken at non-accredited institutions.
  • Education Courses required for admission into the program: Minimum grade required is a "C"; or 2.0
    • CHM130+CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry with lab or one year high school Chemistry
    • BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO205 Microbiology **Not required to submit...but highly recommended to complete before submission of application
    • MAT141, 142 or higher College Mathematics
    • ENG101 First year Composition
    • NUR187 Pharmacology & Med Administration II or equivalent (NCE170) (within 12months of application)
  • Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card: See an advisor for information and application packet to apply for the card. Allow 4 to 8 weeks to receive the FCC.
  • HESI A2 Admission Exam: Applicants must meet the score requirements posted in the admission packet.
  • Copy of current, valid and unrestricted Arizona or National Paramedic Registry Certificate. Minimum of one year of paramedic work experience within last 3 yrs or permission of nursing director.
  • Health and Safety Documents

Refer to the Advanced Placement Information & Application Packet for Paramedic Applicants for more information on applying for admission into the nursing program and the general education courses required for graduation.

Successful completion of the Associate in Applied Sciences in Nursing Degree provides eligibility for graduates to seek licensure as a Registered Nurse through the State Board of Nursing. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Boards of Nursing.