Paramedic to RN Information Session
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 next Paramedic Bridge Pathway cohort in Spring 2018. 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.
Program slots placement is first come, first served. Application deadline for the Spring 2018 cohort is mid-January 2018.
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 #36811) Pharmacology and Medication Administration II will be offered in Fall 2017. To register please contact Linda Peters at email@example.com requesting a "Permission Number" for the course.
Contact instructor Glenna Bayer for a permission code at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisement / Information Sessions for Summer/Fall 2018
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 Paramedic to RN program. Instructor available for questions.
Paramedic to RN Information Session
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 http://nursing.maricopa.edu. Check back for application dates. The Bridge Pathway is valid for 9 months after coursework completion. A student completing the Spring 2017 Bridge Pathway must enter the nursing program of study by January 2018.
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)
- Applications submitted through mid-January 2018 will be accepted with completion of MAT120 or higher. However, students must complete MAT142 and ENG101 prior to graduation.
- 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.