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  Printed on 9/19/2020

Nursing, Paramedic to ADN Pathway

Share 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.

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Contact Enrollment Services for questions about admissions, financial aid, registration, tuition and credit transfer.

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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.

Career Opportunities

  • Registered Nurse

Estimated Program Cost

Nursing, Paramedic to ADN Pathway

This program will cost about $8,871.00*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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Nursing, Paramedic to ADN Pathway

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

TEAS Score Requirement

A TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) composite score of 58.7 or above is required for admission to the Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, OTA , Medical Lab, Neurodiagnostic, and Vet Tech Programs.

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

Nursing Dept. Chair Meeting

Meet with the Nursing Department Chair to discuss the program and its requirements.

Nursing Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge, and submit a Technical Standards form found at

State or Natl Para Licensure

Students should make a copy of their Paramedic License and send it in to Fox Valley Technical College, Enrollment Services, PO Box 2277, Appleton, WI 54912-2277.

Paramedic Transcript

Submit an official copy of your Post-Secondary transcript(s).

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Accreditation/Certification
The Associate Nursing program at Fox Valley Technical College located in Appleton, WI is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program [here](

The Associate Degree Nursing program is fully approved by the WI Board of Nursing.

Upon completion of the Nursing-Associate Degree program, you are awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council of State Board's Licensure Examination to become a registered nurse. The national pass rate is 80%. In 2019, FVTC graduates had a pass rate of 100%. [FVTC Paramedic to ADN Program Outcomes (PDF)](
Additional Information
You’ll be required to complete a criminal background check prior to any internship or clinical experience. Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.

Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.
Your program requires that you complete Anatomy & Physiology which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.
Students must provide proof of year of employment as a paramedic prior to beginning the Paramedic to ADN Theory 1 class.
Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations, when accepted into core courses.
Upon completion of all general education classes (excluding microbiology) there is an estimated wait time of up to one year to enter occupational specific coursework; Paramedic to ADN Theory 1 class is offered in Spring only.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.