Jul 13, 2020
Paramedic Transition Course
Advanced Placement Option
Associate of Science (A.S.)
(Offered at CCBC Catonsville only)
General Education - 33 Credits
Prerequisite General Education Requirements:
*BIOL 110 is a prerequisite for BIOL 220 and BIOL 230 . The option to challenge or receive a waiver for BIOL 110 can be requested through the Biology Department. Students planning to enter the nursing program should address this alternative with an academic advisor, case manager, or counselor.
Upon successful completion of NURN 215 , students will receive 17 credits for the first year of the nursing program. Students will then complete the remaining courses in the nursing program:
Total Credits: 69*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to the college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC. This must be completed prior to completing the Selective Admissions process and entering the Nursing–Paramedic Transition Course, Advanced Placement Option program. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
The Paramedic to ADN Advanced Placement option offers a unique opportunity for qualified licensed paramedics to enter the Nursing Program with advanced standing once admission and general education requirements have been met.
An eight-credit Paramedic to ADN Transition course is offered to qualified paramedics. A paramedic who earns a grade of “C” or higher in this Paramedic to ADN Transition course and completes general education prerequisites is able to enter the CCBC Nursing Program with advanced standing and receive academic credit for the first year of the Nursing Program.
Admission into the Paramedic to ADN Transition course is competitive. Selective admission applications should be completed by February 15 for consideration.
Prerequisites for application for advanced placement are Maryland State certification as a Paramedic and National Board of Registry certification (NREMT). In addition, documentation of two full years of employment as a paramedic is required. Applicants must be graduates of a program accredited by either CCAHEP or the Maryland EMS Board. All applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to the application deadline. The student must complete all prerequisite general education requirements before admission to the Paramedic to ADN transition course.
- Criteria for consideration for admission into the Paramedic to ADN Course:
- Achievement of a GPA of 2.50 or higher, calculated from 33 pre-clinical credits of prerequisite general education requirements.
- In order to meet CCBC graduation requirements, all students who are accepted must have a minimum overall CCBC GPA of 2.00.
- Completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
- Personal Interview.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Students are required to complete criminal background checks and drug screening through PreCheck.
- ** Additional requirements for admission to NURN 219 - Paramedic to RN Transition Course
- Completion of the Student Health Profile (CCBC Nursing Physical Examination form).
- Documentation of current CPR from the American Heart Association Health Care Provider or other approved equivalent.
- Proof of Health insurance coverage, which must be maintained throughout the clinical program.
- Completion of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and modules required by clinical agencies. (The college will make provision for all clinical students to meet this requirement.)
Nursing Program Competencies
Upon graduation from the Community College of Baltimore County Nursing Program, the Associate Degree nurse generalist will be able to:
- Collaborate with other health care providers to advocate for patients, families and groups in order to provide quality nursing care;
- Integrate effective communication techniques and caring behaviors with patients, families and groups to improve health outcomes;
- Provide nursing care to patients, families and groups that supports their cultural and spiritual customs, beliefs, and values;
- Integrate evidenced-based practice for clinical decision making in the delivery of nursing care;
- Design health promotion activities that contribute to the wellness of patients, families and groups;
- Demonstrate accountability and responsibility in the management of nursing care of patients, families and groups;
- Evaluate the application of the nursing process as a systematic method of providing nursing care throughout the life span;
- Analyze the essential pharmacologic principles used in providing care for patients;
- Incorporate the knowledge, responsibilities and standards essential to the professional practice of nursing;
- Organize nursing care to promote and maintain safety for patients, families and groups;
- Perform nursing skills independently using available technology to meet standards of efficacy and safety; and
- Integrate teaching into the nursing care of patients, families and groups.