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  • Paramedic to ADN
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    Nursing Department

    Southwest Campus
    Lisa Molina

  • Did You Know?

    The national nursing shortage is getting larger every day and it is estimated that Colorado will be short over 20,000 nurses by 2024. On a national scale, the US will be short over 1 million nurses by 2024.  As a Paramedic, you have gained knowledge and skill to care for patients in the pre-hospital health care field. Recent research tells us Paramedics are well prepared to enter the field of nursing and incorporate their pre hospital knowledge with new acute care knowledge to provide excellent care to patients in our communities

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Spring

    Award: AAS in Nursing

    Average Class Size: 15

    Program Length: Full Time – 3 semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time

    Course Availability: Hybrid and Day

    Program Locations Pueblo, Southwest

  • The online application for the Paramedic-ADN Spring 2022 Semester will open October 1, 2021 and remain open until November 15, 2021.

    Paramedic to ADN Bridge
    Are you interested in health care as a career and you like the fast pace of providing care in the emergency setting? Then this program is for you. Pueblo Community College is the first college in Colorado to offer a full paramedic to RN bridge program. If you choose this route you will start out getting your EMT certification. With that you can get a job working in the health care field while you continue your education. The next step is to take the one year paramedic program. With your paramedic certification you can continue to work while finishing the prerequisites for the nursing program. As a paramedic once you are accepted into the RN program you will be considered a second year nursing student with a fast track to completion.

    What Will I Learn
    During this 3 semester program, you will learn about the nursing process, nursing theories, and how to synthesize the ever changing data of acutely and chronically ill patients.  You will learn how to communicate collaboratively with health care team members to facilitate healing and you will learn to become a part of a growing, expanding, multifaceted, and rewarding career. Nurses have been rated as the most trusted profession over the past 12 years. Come join us!

    The Paramedic to A D N program at Pueblo Community College is the first in the state of Colorado offered at the community college level. After completion of the nursing curriculum, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX Exam for Registered Nursing. The career opportunities are endless with a degree of Registered Nurse. R.RN. can work in hospitals, clinical, medical centers, nursing homes, schools, home health agencies and other environments.

    The Nursing program at PCC is accredited by ACEN and the SBON to provide great nursing education opportunities to individuals who have the desire and drive to be a nurse. Are you ready to apply?

    Career Information
    The Paramedic to ADN program teaches you direct patient care skills that can apply in any health care setting. It offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, skill labs, simulated laboratories and clinical settings. This program integrates education in adult, gerontological, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric- mental health nursing. Your clinical learning will take place in diverse institutions. Entry level courses in leadership teach you to direct and supervise ancillary personnel.

    Entry level salary ranges from $54,000 to $62,000 annually 

    Our Experienced Faculty
    The PCC Nursing faculty are all experienced Master-prepared nurses who have worked in many different acute care, ambulatory care centers, medical offices, and more. The experienced and professional faculty give our program a depth of knowledge and experience and will provide you will a quality education.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    The Nursing program at Pueblo Community College has up to date equipment and facilities. This includes a simulator lab with high tech manikins for real to life simulations in baby delivery and care, patient assessment and treatment.

    THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.