EMT-P to RN Westpark

EMT-P to RNNursing Program


Allied Health and Nursing

Presented by LCCC at CCF @ Westpark

Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Foundation are offering a unique opportunity that brings an associate degree (RN) program to registered paramedics. The ACCESS (Achieving Continuing Career Education for Success and Satisfaction) program is designed for current Licensed Paramedics who aspire to the RN degree. Nursing courses are offered online and the clinical component of the program is completed at CCF facilities with labs held at the Westpark site.

The Nursing program has three main components: Support coursework, first-year courses and second-year courses. Support coursework consists of courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, writing, psychology, sociology and mathematics. Some of these courses may be waived dependent upon a student’s academic achievement in high school. A nursing academic advisor is available at Lorain County Community College for students wanting to inquire about their support coursework status.

First-year courses are offered in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, and Child Health Nursing. Second-year courses are offered in comprehensive Adult Nursing, Professional Concepts, and Advanced Concepts in Nursing. Nursing faculty form LCCC teach the nursing courses of the program via the Internet. Those needing support courses to enter this program may complete those courses at LCCC or another college/ university. Prerequisite or support courses are offered both days and evenings at the LCCC campuses for the convenience of working paramedics.

The associate of applied science degree in nursing is earned from LCCC.  LCCC’s associate’s degree in nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing and is fully approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Those who successfully complete the Nursing Program are eligible to take the Ohio State Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. LCCC graduates consistently score higher than the national average on the NCLEX. LCCC’s Nursing Program boasts a 100 percent placement rate.

Accelerated Paramedic to RN Program
This program prepares graduates to function as registered nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies. Registered nurses promote health for clients through hygienic care; teaching; assessment of body systems; implementation of the nursing process, including treatment modalities offered by the physician and rehabilitative care. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

Admission Requirements
To enter the program, a student must possess Ohio certification as an EMT-P. A student must have a 2.5 grade point average in all prerequisite coursework. Also, a student must have two years of work experience as a paramedic.

For more information about the LCCC Paramedic to RN program, please contact Karen Joris at (800) 995-5222, Ext. 7156 or Eddie Henson at extension 7863.

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