Paramedic to RN is an advanced placement option in the Associate Degree Nursing program and is a competitive process based on the space available in the Nursing program. Provisionally accepted students are granted advanced placement into the third semester of the ADN program. See General Requirements below for the application process.
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement and informatics.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.
1. Hold a Paramedic Certification with the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services or National Registry.
2. Must provide evidence of current employment as a Paramedic.
3. Completion of pre- and co-requisite general education courses related to the first year of the ADN program with minimum grade of “C” and a GPA of 2.80 or above.
4. Attain a minimum score of 60 on the TEAS exam within the past 5 years.
- Detailed current information for interested applicants is located at www.robeson.edu/nursing [opens in a new tab]. Applicants must submit all required documentation by established deadlines.
- Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy .
- Admission to all RCC Health Science programs is a competitive process. Applicants are evaluated based upon the following factors: Academic performance, references and academic degrees.
- Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater in the nursing general education courses by the published deadline date for submitting complete program checklists to the Admissions Office. Applicants not meeting the cumulative GPA requirements will not be reviewed by the program area for admission. The GPA calculation will be based upon grades earned in the following courses:
BIO 168 , BIO 169 , CHM 131 & CHM 131A , (or CHM 151 ), ENG 111 , ENG 112 , PSY 150 , PSY 241 , and Humanities/ Fine Arts - Elective (*PHI 240 is recommended by the Nursing Department).
- A point system is followed to evaluate health science program applications. Applicants earn points based upon academic performance, references and academic degrees.
- All official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
- Provisionally accepted students must submit to a criminal background check, drug screening and medical review/screen to include physical examination and immunizations. All associated fees will be the responsibility of the student even if not selected for admission.
It is the student’s responsibility to review all program materials, including the nursing web site at www.robeson.edu/nursing [opens in a new tab] and to stay current with the program requirements, policies and procedures.