Paramedic to RN Pathway Sequence - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
Application Code 08E
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
The Paramedic to RN Pathway Sequence is an opportunity for advanced standing in the associate of arts degree in nursing for paramedics licensed in the state of Maryland who meet specified criteria. Most general education coursework must be completed prior to entry into a transition course. The Nurse Education Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215, 410-764-5124, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. Graduates who successfully complete the courses of this program are eligible to be considered by the Maryland Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurse licensure. By law, the Maryland Board of Nursing may deny admission to sit for licensure for a variety of reasons. These include conviction of a misdemeanor or felony, if the offense bears directly on the fitness of the person to practice nursing.
Suggested Semester 1
Suggested Semester 2
Suggested Semester 3
|HUMN 101||Introduction to the Humanities||
|NURS 244||Concepts of Nursing IV||
|NURS 245||Preparation for Professional Nursing Practice||
Total Credit Hours: 61
Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite courses must be completed within five years prior to admission to the first nursing course. If coursework exceeds the five year limit, a student may take an exam(s) to demonstrate competence or repeat the course(s). BIOL 107 and CHEM 103 must be completed within ten years prior to admission to the first nursing course.
NURS 142 and NURS 143 credit for paramedic education and experience may be gained through examination and successful completion of NURS 125. Please contact the office of admissions and advising for information regarding admission requirements.
Graduates of a Paramedic program with current licensure to practice in the state of Maryland will be granted advanced standing and credit for NURS 142 and NURS 143 after successful completion of NURS 125.
A grade of “C” or better is required in nursing, mathematics, and science courses.
Admission requirements also include a minimum overall HCC GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of a nursing entrance exam.
If considering transferring to a four-year institution, check the requirements of the receiving institution.
A graduate should be able to
- 1. Promote patient-centered care that meets the patient’s health needs while respecting their culture, preferences and values.
- 2. Apply principles of teaching and learning, health promotion and reduction of risk potential to provide health education for patients across the lifespan.
- 3. Collaborate with patients and interprofessional team members in acute, long-term and community health care settings to advocate for safe quality care.
- 4. Communicate effectively to assess patient’s health status, and to develop and manage the plan of care.
- 5. Demonstrate leadership and accountability by utilizing legal, ethical, and professional standards to provide safe, quality nursing care.
- 6. Perform nursing interventions based on current standards of practice, policies and procedures to optimize the patient’s health.
- 7. Integrate professional knowledge, science and evidence to formulate nursing judgments.
- 8. Challenge traditional and existing nursing practices used to solve clinical problems by examining the evidence that underlies current practice.