Paramedic to RN Bridge



A paramedic may request 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 approved by the Kansas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates have the foundation to continue their education at baccalaureate granting institutions.

Curriculum Information

EMT-P to RN Admission

Application to the Bridge program (online) may be submitted March 1 through July 30, for the class starting the following January.

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.  If you are not selected for the January start date then you will need to submit a new application each year.


Application Checklist
Admission Information

Additional Requirements

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:  For information on National Registry of EMT's see:

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 equivalent transferable prerequisites general education requirements.


Kaplan Entrance Exam

How to take the Kaplan Exam

BEFORE submitting an application for the 2018 Online Bridge Program, you are required to successfully complete the Kaplan Admissions Exam by meeting program benchmarks. 

You are allowed to take the exam twice if needed but a 2 week waiting period is required.

Deadline to successfully complete the Kaplan Admissions Exam is July 30, 2017 for the 2018 OBP.


The most recent edition of the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam (6th Edition) is recommended as a study guide by Kaplan and is available at the HCC Bookstores or at:

Subjects which will be used for admission are: Reading, Math, Writing, Science.  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.

See Admission Process for application dates and requirements.