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Paramedic to ADN transition AAS


Paramedic-to-adn nursing transition aas


Students must be currently a certified or licensed paramedic with at least one year of experience to be eligible for the paramedic to ADN nursing transition program. This pathway is designed to validate and update the previous experiences and education of paramedics. Upon successful completion of the transition courses in the summer, the transition students enter the second year of the ADN program.


NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining nursing certifications.

All nursing ADN applicants will be given instructions for obtaining fingerprints for an FBI criminal background check for the Texas Board of Nursing. These must be completed at least 90 days prior to the start of nursing classes.

The student must have a “blue” card, a positive outcome letter or an eligibility letter (declaratory order) BEFORE starting classes. Students who need to complete this requirement will be sent an email in January with instructions.

Any nursing applicant who has been arrested, convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized in the past five years for schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder, or addicted to or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug within the past five years, must petition the Texas Board of Nursing for a declaratory order concerning their eligibility to take the licensing examination, the NCLEX-RN.

The Texas Board of Nursing can be reached at 512-305-7400. The application for a declaratory order can be downloaded from the BON website at This declaratory order must be completed and the eligibility letter received before the student starts nursing courses. If the case must be sent to the enforcement division, the processing may take 6-24 months, so applicants must apply early. If a student is not able to start nursing courses due to waiting for a declaratory order, a space will be reserved for the following year pending a positive outcome from the Texas Board of Nursing.



*Although not designed to transfer, this AAS program leads to an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with participating universities. See an academic advisor for more information about the BSN.




General Education Courses/EMS Courses

PSYC 2301

General Psychology OR

EDUC/PSYC 1300 Learning Framework


BIOL 2401

Anatomy and Physiology I


BIOL 2420



PSYC 2314

Lifespan Growth and Development


BIOL 2402

Anatomy & Physiology II



EMS Electives



Total Hours



NOTE: If student does not have college credit for EMS courses, he/she can obtain credit through advanced placement options. Students with less than 15 semester credit hours should take PSYC 1300. Otherwise, students should take PSYC 2301.




Summer Session

RNSG 1128

Introduction to Health Care Concepts


RNSG 1118

Professional Nursing Competencies


RNSG 1324

Concept-based Transition to Professional Nursing


RNSG 1162

Transitional Clinical Paramedic



Total Semester Hours




First Semester (Fall)

ENGL 1301

English Composition I


RNSG 1137

Professional Nursing Concepts III


RNSG 1538

Health Care Concepts III


RNSG 2363

Clinical III



Total Semester Hours




Second Semester (Spring)


Lang., Phil., & Culture/Creative Arts


RNSG 2138

Professional Nursing Concepts IV


RNSG 2539

Health Care Concepts IV


RNSG 2360

Clinical IV



Total Semester Hours



Total Hours…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….60


To be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-RN and qualify as a registered nurse, students must attain a grade of C or better in all courses, nursing and non-nursing.

Support courses must be completed prior to or taken concurrently with nursing courses as outlined each semester in the curriculum plan.


Posted Date:
7/21/2021 11:29:43 AM