2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Associate Degree Nursing Paramedic to RN (A45110PP), AAS

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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.

Admission Requirements:

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 3.0 or above.

4. Attain a minimum score of 60 on the TEAS exam within the past 5 years.

General Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Students must be able to fulfill all essential functions as outlined in the health sciences admission policy  .
  3. 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.
  4. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 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).

  5. A point system is followed to evaluate health science program applications. Applicants earn points based upon academic performance, references and academic degrees.
  6. All official transcripts must be on file in the Admissions Office in order for a student to be considered for admission.
  7. 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.

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. Students admitted to the Nursing Program must successfully complete the following courses with a “C” or higher prior to enrolling in the first nursing class. (Advanced Placement Program Students must also meet these Prerequsites):
  1. A competitive TEAS score will be required for consideration/acceptance into the Nursing program. Students will be notified of TEAS testing dates. All fees associated with the TEAS exam are the responsibility of the student.
  2. The Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240  (recommended), REL 211 , REL 212 .

Awarding of Non-Course Credit

Upon completion of NUR 215 , students admitted to the Paramedic to RN-Advanced Placement Option will receive non-course credit for the following courses:

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 3 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 6 | Credit Hours 6

Fall Semester

Class Hours 9 | Clinical Hours 12 | Credit Hours 13

Final Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 10 | Lab Hours 3 | Clinical Hours 15 | Credit Hours 13

Total Credit Hours 76

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