Program Type: Transfer Program

Program Total: 70 Credits

Program Description

Paramedics who wish to obtain licensure as a registered nurse should select this petitioner program for admission to the college. This course of study facilitates educational and career nursing mobility from a paramedic to the Nursing (RN) Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program. The paramedic must have three years of employment as a paramedic and hold a valid, active Maryland license as a paramedic and National Board of Registry Certification (NREMT). (Students must be graduates of an accredited program.) Upon satisfactory completion of the transition course, NUR-1070, the student can progress to the second year of the Nursing (RN) A.S. degree program. Eight additional credits are awarded to the student upon completion of NUR-1070, for a total of 16 credits accumulated. The total number of credits required for graduation is 70.

Graduates of the Paramedic to RN Transition A.S. will be able to:

  • Prescribe nursing activities within an environment which reflects ethical and legal standards of nursing practice
  • Manage the patient care environment in a variety of settings with regard to factors affecting safety across the lifespan
  • Evaluate the patient's adaptation to developmental changes across the lifespan
  • Evaluate the patient's ability for self-care and initiate activities that promote optimal functioning
  • Develop a therapeutic plan for patients/family members/significant others with psychosocial health alterations in a variety of settings
  • Evaluate the effects of culture, values, and the environment to develop a plan of care that facilitates coping of patients/family members/significant others
  • Evaluate therapeutic nursing interventions to reduce risks of patients' health alteration within a variety of settings
  • Collaborate with member of the health care team to modify the plan of care and promote optimal physiologic function for patients within a variety of settings
Required Courses

EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

EGL-1340 Writing About Technical Topics Credits: 3 (English General Education Elective) or

EGL-1020 Composition II: Writing About Literature Credits: 3 (English General Education Elective)

MAT-1250 Applied College Algebra Credits: 3 (Mathematics General Education Requirement; Critical Course)

COM-1090 Interpersonal Communication Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Elective) or

COM-1010 Foundations of Communication Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Elective)

BIO-2010 Microbiology Credits: 4 (Program Requirement)

PSY-1010 General Psychology Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement)

SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology Credits: 3 (Social Science Program Requirement, General Education Requirement)

PHL-1330 Ethics Credits: 3 (General Education Elective) or

PHL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Questioning Credits: 3 (General Education Elective)

PSY-2070 Human Growth & Development Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

BMT-1500 Developing a Professional Image Credits: 1 (Program Requirement)

BIO-2050 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Credits: 4 (Science w/ Lab General Education Requirement; Critical Course)

BIO-2060 Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4 (Science w/ Lab General Education Requirement; Critical Course)

NUR-1070 P to RN Transition Credits: 8 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

NUR-2010 Nursing Care of Children and Families Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

NUR-2020 Physiological Integrity II Credits: 5 (Program Requirement)

NUR-2031 Psychosocial Integrity Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

NUR-2032 Physiological Integrity III Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

NUR-2040 Management of Care and Professional Issues Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

Transferability

Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution's catalog to select transferable courses.
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