A paramedic may request advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The AD Nursing program prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN exam for state licensure to practice as a registered nurse. The AD Nursing program is accredited by the Kansas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation for Education in Nursing. Graduates have the foundation to continue their education at baccalaureate granting institutions.
Application to the Online Bridge program may be submitted March 1, 2014 through July 30, 2014 for the class starting the 2015 spring semester.
The selection committee meets on an as needed basis to consider applicants who have completed the application process. The completion of the application is the student's responsibility.
Have graduated from a Council or Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) accredited program based on the National Standard EMT-P Curriculum or a Kansas approved program.
Currently possess Kansas Certification or National Registration. For information on Kansas Certification, go to: http://ksbems.org/ems/forms/legal_recognition_2014.pdf. For information on National Registry of EMT's see: https://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/nremt_news.as
If graduation was more than three years ago, paramedic must have 1000 hours documented EMT-P work experience within the last three years.
Science courses (A & P and Microbiology) are valid for up to seven years.
Complete prerequisite and general education requirements of the respective technical college, community college or university/college.
BEFORE submitting an application for the 2015 Online Bridge Program, you are required to successfully complete the HESI Admission Assessment Exam by meeting program benchmarks.
Deadline to successfully complete the HESI Exam is
July 30, 2014 for the 2015 OBP.
The most recent edition of the HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review is recommended as a study guide by Elsevier and is available at the HCC Bookstores or at: www.evolve.elsevier.com.
Subjects which will be used for admission are: Reading, Vocabulary, Human A and P, Biology and Math. Exam results must be at or above program benchmarks.
A paramedic may request placement in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Individuals are encouraged to contact the Director of the Nursing Program.