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RN Completion for Paramedic

Program Course Sequence

NUR225  Transition for the Paramedic
NUR122  Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
NUR123  Nursing Care of Children
PSY123  Human Growth and Development
SOC121  Sociology
BIO221  Principles of Microbiology
NUR222  Nursing Care of Persons with Alterations in Health II
NUR223  Nursing Care of Persons with Alterations in Health III
NUR224  Nursing Seminar
MTH124  Statistics


The RN completion for the paramedic degree offers paramedics an avenue to transition into nursing, capitalizing on the skills they have already obtained through emergency services training.  This program offers paramedics the associate degree nursing education required for licensure, and a foundation to pursue further educational opportunities in nursing.  This program is offered as a WEB Level II modality which is more accommodating for paramedic work schedules.

Applicants to the RN completion for Paramedics Program must be graduates of an accredited paramedic program. The paramedic seeking consideration for advanced standing admission to Stark State College’s associate degree in nursing (ADN) program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete an application for admission to Stark State College. Be a graduate of an accredited paramedic program.
  2. Have and maintain current certification as a paramedic in the State of Ohio. For out of state applicants or anyone trained in the military as a paramedic, the applicant must hold a current paramedic national registry certification.
  3. Submit an original copy of the high school transcript and/or GED scores and transcript from an accredited paramedic program.
  4. Have completed one year of high school chemistry with a grade of “B” or better within the past five years, or show equivalency (CHM 101:  Intro to Chemistry).   
  5. Complete the COMPASS Assessment at SSC and take any developmental courses required as a result of that test.
  6. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in seven (7) hours or more of college work.
  7. Score at the 60th percentile or higher on the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination for Registered Nurses (PAX-RN test).
  8. If a student does not complete the following courses, with a grade of “B” or better by the second attempt, including withdrawals, the student will not be permitted to apply to the nursing program:
    BIO101: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
    CHM101: Introduction to Chemistry
  9. Complete the following courses prior to admission to the ADN program with a grade of “C” or better: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, General, Organic & Biological Chemistry I and II, General Psychology, and College Composition (22 credit hours).  These courses are not required to be completed prior to submitting an application.
  10. Students must complete any non-nursing courses in the nursing curriculum with a grade of “C” or better by the second attempt, including withdrawals, or they will not be permitted to apply to the nursing program. This requirement also remains in effect once the student receives their letter of acceptance to the program.
  11. Provide documentation from the applicant’s supervisor/employer/chief medical director/designated EMS coordinator of recent paramedic experience and/or hospital emergency department experience (within the past three years of application).

Fulfilling this above criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program.

Mandatory Meeting for Paramedics Interested in Applying to the Nursing Program:

ATTENTION Paramedics! - All Paramedics who wish to apply to the Nursing Program must attend a mandatory orientation meeting. Applications for the RN Completion for Paramedics will only be available at one of the mandatory meetings.