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Paramedic Transition Course (Advanced Placement Option)


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Paramedic Transition Course
Advanced Placement Option
Associate of Science (A.S.)

Offered at CCBC Catonsville only

Program Directors:

Nursing Program Administrator

Assistant Dean, School of Health Professions
Dr. Shawn P. McNamara
443-840-1360 or smcnamara2@ccbcmd.edu

Program Director - Catonsville
Ms. Elizabeth Webster
443-840-4570 or ewebster@ccbcmd.edu

Program Director - Essex
Dr. Mary Kay DeMarco
443-840-1433 or mdemarco@ccbcmd.edu

Program Director - Dundalk
Ms. Cheryl J. McNamara
443-840-3137 or cmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu

Semester Sequence


Mathematics and ENGL 101  must be completed during the student’s first 24 credit hours of enrollment. Students with no previous college coursework should take ACDV 101  during their first semester at CCBC.*

Prerequisites - 25 Credits


Several Prerequisite courses also fulfill General Education requirements. All courses must be completed with a C or better.

General Education Requirements and Electives - 9 Credits


General Education Requirements:


Several Prerequisite courses also fulfill General Education requirements. All courses must be completed with a C or better.

Program Requirements and Electives - 36 Credits


Program Requirements:


All courses must be completed with a C or better. Upon successful completion of NURN 219 , students will receive an additional 12 credits.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 70*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

 

**BIOL 110  is a General Education course and is a pre-requisite for BIOL 220  and BIOL 230 . The option to challenge or receive a waiver for BIOL 110  can be requested through the Biology Department. (Different programs within the School of Health Professions have different Biology requirements; these are noted in each specific program of study.

 Students planning to enter the nursing program should address this alternative with an academic advisor, care manager or counselor.

Program Description


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 course and completes the General Education and Prerequisite courses is able to enter the CCBC Registered Nursing Program  in the second year and receives academic credit (12 credits) for prior learning.

Admission


Effective January 5, 2015, applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a new Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

 

Admission Criteria - Paramedic to ADN Additional Admission Requirements

  • Current Maryland State certification as a Paramedic and National Board of Registry certification (NREMT).
  • Documentation of two full years of employment as a paramedic or approximately 2400 volunteer hours.
  • Applicants must be graduates of a program accredited by either CCAHEP or the Maryland EMS Board. 
  • Personal Interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

School of Health Professions Policies


Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; communicate effectively in English; provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and random drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.

Program Outcomes


Students who progress from Paramedic to RN will meet the Program Outcomes for the Registered Nursing Program.

Other


Program Competencies


Students who progress from Paramedic to RN will meet the Program Competencies for the Registered Nursing Program.

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