The Paramedic to AAS Degree in Nursing Bridge Program consists of three courses that will provide 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 next Paramedic Bridge Program cohort in late Spring 2015. This program consists of 9 credits (NUR102, NUR 103, & NUR104) and includes online components, in-class sessions, and structured clinical experiences in local hospitals and medical centers.

Prerequisites for Paramedic / RN Transition

NUR187 Online Pharmacology and Medication Administration II.  This course is pre-req for paramedic/RN Transition course!

  • Spring 2015: January 20 - March 13, 2015 (course 33812)

Contact instructor Glenna Bayer for override code via email at

Advisement / Information Sessions for Late-Start Spring 2015

Interested students should attend one of the sessions specific to the Paramedic to RN Bridge Program. No Appointment is needed. Sessions will cover in-depth information related to the Spring 2015 enrollment groups. Instructor available for questions.

Information Sessions Schedule

Paramedic to RN Information Session Paramedic to RN Information Session
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10:00 -11:30 am

Southern and Dobson campus

Health/Wellness Building (HW 8)

Room 812

Summer 2015 - Details TBD

Southern and Dobson campus

Health/Wellness Building (HW 8)

Room TBD

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

Successful completion of the Bridge Program 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 Program is valid for 9 months after coursework completion. A student completing the spring Bridge Program must enter a nursing program of study by January 2015.

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. Registration for the late-start spring 2014 semester is expected to begin in January 2015.

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.
  • General Education Courses required for admission into the third semester: 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
    • MAT 120, 121,122 or higher Mathematics
    • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
    • 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.