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Nursing, Paramedic to ADN Pathway

10-543-1para Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

If you’re currently a practicing paramedic in the state of Wisconsin and want to continue your education to become a registered nurse, this program is designed for you. You can apply the credits from your paramedic diploma to give you a head start. Then continue your hands-on experience using a wide range of clinical skills, health assessments and medication administration. Our state-of-the-art health simulation environment gives you access to a variety of life-like training opportunities to build your confidence and skills. Throughout your training, you’ll practice critical thinking, leadership, team building and accurate communications, which will prepare you to work effectively in a variety of environments and with diverse patient populations. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council of State Board's examination to become a registered nurse.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (29 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Paramedic to ADN Theory 1
    10-543-127
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10543127
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explore how the nursing process is implemented to relate care of patients throughout the lifespan with alterations in cognition, elimination, comfort, grief/loss, mobility, skin integrity, and fluid/electrolyte balance and related principles of pharmacology. (Prerequisite: Accepted in Paramedic-RN Bridge program; Corequisite: 10-543-128, Paramedic to ADN Theory 2)

    Prereqs: 10801136, 10801196, 10809188, 10809198, 10809196, 10806177, 10806179; Coreq: Paramedic to ADN Theory 2 - 10543128, Microbiology 10806179, ATI-Fee 94543003
  • Paramedic to ADN Theory 2
    10-543-128
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10543128
    • Credits: 3.00

    Nursing care of the developing family, including reproductive and mental health issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery, post-partum, the newborn, and child. Integrated understanding of related pharmacology. Study of family dynamics and grief/loss. (Prerequisite: Accepted to Paramedic-RN Bridge program; Corequisite: 10-543-127, Paramedic to ADN Theory 1)

    Prereqs: 10801136, 10801196, 10809188, 10809198, 10809196, 10806177, 10806179; Coreq: Paramedic to ADN Theory 1 - 10543127 and Microbiology 10806179
  • Paramedic to ADN Clinical
    10-543-129
    2Credit
    108
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10543129
    • Credits: 2.00

    Nursing care of the developing family, including reproductive and mental health issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery, post-partum, the newborn, and child. Integrated understanding of related pharmacology. Study of family dynamics and grief/loss. (Prerequisite: Accepted to Paramedic-RN Bridge program; Corequisite: 10-543-127, Paramedic to ADN Theory 1)

    Prereqs: 10543127, 10543128, 10801136, 10801196, 10809188, 10809198, 10809196, 10806177, 10806179, 10806197; Coreq: 10543130
  • Paramedic to ADN Skills
    10-543-130
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10543130
    • Credits: 2.00

    Basic nursing skills and Physical Assessment across the lifespan. Includes medication calculations, aseptic technique, wound care, tracheostomy care, suctioning, management of enteral tubes, medication administration, enemas, ostomy care and catherization. (Prerequisites: Acceptance to Paramedic-RN Bridge program; 10-543-127, Paramedic to ADN Theory 1; 10-543128, Paramedic to ADN Theory 2; Corequisite: 10-543-130, Paramedic to ADN Clinical)

    Prereqs: 10543127, 10543128, 10801136, 10801196, 10809188, 10809198, 10809196, 10806177, 10806179, 10806197; Coreq: 10543129
  • Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 1
    10-543-109
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10543109
    • Credits: 3.00

    Complex Health Alterations I prepares the learner to provide and evaluate care for patients across the lifespan with alterations in cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and hematologic systems as well as patients with fluid/electrolyte and acid-base imbalance, and alterations in comfort.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543105; Coreq: 10543110, 10806197. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10543108, 10543110; Coreq: 10543111, 10806197.
  • Nsg: Mental Health Comm Con
    10-543-110
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10543110
    • Credits: 2.00

    This course will cover topics related to the delivery of community and mental health care. Specific health needs of individuals, families, and groups will be addressed across the lifespan. Attention will be given to diverse and at-risk populations. Mental health concepts will concentrate on adaptive/maladaptive behaviors and specific mental health disorders. Community resources will be examined in relation to specific types of support offered to racial, ethnic, economically diverse individuals and groups.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543106, 10801196 or 10801198; Coreq: 10543111. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10801196 or 10801198; Coreq: 10543108.
  • Nsg: Intermed Clin Practice
    10-543-111
    3Credit
    162
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 162
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10543111
    • Credits: 3.00

    This intermediate level clinical course develops the RN role when working with clients with complex health care needs. A focus of the course is developing skills needed for managing multiple clients across the lifespan and priorities. Using the nursing process, students will gain experience in adapting nursing practice to meet the needs of clients with diverse needs and backgrounds.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543107; Coreq: 10543112, 94543033. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10543112; Coreq: 10543109, 94543033.
  • Nursing Advanced Skills
    10-543-112
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10543112
    • Credits: 1.00

    This course focuses on the development of advanced clinical skills across the lifespan. Content includes advanced intravenous skills, blood product administration, chest tube systems, basic electrocardiogram interpretation and nasogastric/feeding tube insertion.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543108, 10806179; Coreq: 10543109. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10543107, 10806179; Coreq: 10543110.
  • Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 2
    10-543-113
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10543113
    • Credits: 3.00

    Complex Health Alterations II prepares the learner to provide and evaluate care for patients across the lifespan with alterations in the immune, neuro-sensory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, renal/urinary, reproductive systems and shock, burns and trauma. The learner will also focus on management of care for patients with high-risk perinatal conditions and high-risk newborns.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543109, 10806197; Coreq: 10543114. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10543109, 10806197; Coreq: 10543114.
  • Nsg: Mgt & Profess Concepts
    10-543-114
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10543114
    • Credits: 2.00

    This course covers nursing management and professional issues related to the role of the registered nurse. Emphasis is placed on preparing for practice as a registered nurse.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543110; Coreq: 10543115. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10543111; Coreq: 10543113.
  • Nsg: Adv Clinical Practice
    10-543-115
    3Credit
    162
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 162
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10543115
    • Credits: 3.00

    This advanced clinical course requires the student to integrate concepts from all previous courses in the management of groups of clients facing complex health alterations. Students will have the opportunity to further develop critical thinking skills using the nursing process in making clinical decisions. Continuity of care through interdisciplinary collaboration is emphasized.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543111; Coreq: 10543116, 94543033. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10543113; Coreq: 10543116, 94543033.
  • Nursing Clinical Transition
    10-543-116
    2Credit
    108
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10543116
    • Credits: 2.00

    This clinical experience integrates all knowledge learned in the previous courses in transitioning to the role of the graduate nurse. The course promotes relatively independent clinical decisions, delegation, and works collaboratively with others to achieve client and organizational outcomes. Continued professional development is fostered.

    Prereq: Full-Time Nursing, 10543112; Coreq: 10543113. OR Prereq: Part-Time Nursing, 10543114; Coreq: 10543115.

    General Studies (27 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Gen Anatomy & Physiology
    10-806-177
    4Credit
    90
    126

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10806177
    • Credits: 4.00

    Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.)

    Prereq: Read – ACPL 80+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Rd 20+, TEAS 50+ OR 10836123 OR 10801195/10801136 (C or better); Sent – ACPL 83+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Eng 18+, TEAS 50+, HS GPA 2.75+ OR 10831103; 1cr HS Chem OR 10806134 (C or better); 1 Gen A&P enroll per term
  • Intro to Sociology
    10-809-196
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • English Composition 1
    10-801-136
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801136
    • Credits: 3.00

    Designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR not pursuing a degree.
  • Adv Anatomy & Physiology
    10-806-179
    4Credit
    90
    126

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10806179
    • Credits: 4.00

    Examines human anatomy and physiology using a body systems approach with emphasis on interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Lab experimentation includes analysis of cellular metabolism and individual components of body systems (nervous, neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, and urinary). Continued examination of homeostatic mechanisms and their relationship to fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance and blood; and integration of genetics to human reproduction and development are also included in this course.

    Prereq: General Anatomy and Physiology 10806177 with a C or better AND 1 credit of HS chemistry or General Chemistry 10806134 with a grade of C or better.
  • Developmental Psychology
    10-809-188
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809188
    • Credits: 3.00

    Studies human development across the lifespan from conception through old age and death. It focuses on the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral development of a person and presents the normal range of responses, reactions and behaviors of age-related development. It also helps students to distinguish what might be considered dysfunctional.

    Prereq: Intro to Psychology (10809198) or enrollment in the Practical Nursing plan or instructor consent
  • Microbiology
    10-806-197
    4Credit
    108
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10806197
    • Credits: 4.00

    Examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth, and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Addresses disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms and the medical impact of microbes. Examines the role of microbes in the environment, industry and biotechnology. Students have the following flexible lecture options: in-class, Webcast, podcast or Interactive Television.

    Prereq: General Anatomy and Physiology 10806177 with a C or better AND 1 credit of HS chemistry or General Chemistry 10806134 with a grade of C or better.

    Electives (4 Credits)

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