The Paramedic to ADN bridge program is designed for a Paramedic to continue their education to progress to an RN. This program will allow an experienced Paramedic to enroll into third semester nursing courses to continue working towards the associate degree. Applicants to the Paramedic to ADN Bridge must be a current Paramedic.
Applicants to the Paramedic to ADN Bridge must be a current Paramedic
- Application for Admission & Application Fee
- Official High School Transcript or GED/HSED Credential, including a graduation or passing date.
- Students must meet one of the following multiple measures: earned a technical diploma or higher, earned a minimum high school GPA of 2.6, earned a minimum college GPA of 2.0 or submit ACT or Accuplacer test scores. Submit any needed transcripts or test scores.
- Order Background Check ONLY (CBC). Upon completing your order, the BID will be listed on your To-Do List. Download, print, and then upload the completed BID to your myCB.
- For additional background check information, read and understand the Criminal Background Checks and Health Program Students information.
- Nursing Information Video.
- Complete an Acknowledgement of Program Functional Abilities form after reviewing the Nursing Technical Standards.
- Valid WI Paramedic license
- Verification of having worked at least 2080 hours as a Paramedic within the past two of five years
- This program has a required admission petition. Students are selected based on completion of academic eligibility requirements and district residency. See our Petitioning webpage for additional information.
After acceptance and prior to petitioning:
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.
- Order Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records and CPR). Upon completing your order, the required health forms and CPR requirement will be on your To-Do List. Prior to petitioning you will only be required to upload a copy of your valid CPR card. After being awarded a seat, you will be required to complete the remainder of the items in your To-Do List as soon as possible so that you can receive clearance to participate in clinicals. Please download, print, and upload the completed forms to your myCB .
- Order your Drug Test. During the order process, you will need to select your program location, i.e. Nursing - Associate Degree - Racine/Kenosha OR Nursing - Associate Degree - Burlington. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process. This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.
Background and Health Information requirement questions? Please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program requires all of the course, program requirements, and program expectations of the Nursing associate degree program.
Before Petitioning is completed:
The following FOUR Bridge courses must be successfully passed prior to the start of third semester nursing courses. These Bridge courses must be completed in the order shown below and are offered only once per year:
- Fall Semester Offering:
- 543-127 Paramedic to ADN Theory 1 | 3 Credits | Coreq of 543-130 and Pre-req of 806-177 with a minimum C grade or TR & admission to the Paramedic to ADN Bridge program
- 543-130 Paramedic to ADN Skills | 2 Credits | Coreq: 543-127 and Prereq of 806-177 course completed with minimum C grade or TR
- Spring Semester Offering:
- 543-128 Paramedic to ADN Theory 2 | 3 Credits | Coreq: 543-129 and Prereq of 543-127 & 543-130 courses completed with minimum C grade or TR
- 543-129 Paramedic to ADN Clinical | 2 Credits | Coreq: 543-127 & 543-130 courses completed with minimum C grade or TR and 543-128 must be taken at the same time as this course.
- NOTE: Paramedic to LPN Bridge students are allowed to petition while enrolled in these two Spring Bridge courses.
- NOTE: Only two attempts are allowed for each Bridge course
Once a student has completed petitioning and successfully passed the four bridge courses, credit will be provided for Nursing program courses 543-101 through 543-108