Paramedic to RN transition schools refers to schools/colleges that offer paramedic to RN bridge programs. Paramedic to RN programs are accelerated nursing degree programs that allow paramedics to apply skills they already have acquired to become a registered nurse. In Texas, these programs are found at community colleges. According to Indeed.com, as of 2010, the average yearly salary for RNs in Texas is $67,000.

South Texas College

South Texas College is located in McAllen Texas. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. STC offers a 72 credit RN program that will lead to an associate's degree in nursing and takes one to two years to complete. This RN program offers advanced placement for EMT paramedics with an associate degree and National Registry Certification. EMTs will be required to take an introduction to nursing class to be admitted into the program. Other coursework includes foundations for nursing practice, nursing skills, pharmacology for professional nursing, care of children and families and advanced concepts of adult health. This program is accredited by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE) and graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed registered nurses.

South Texas College

3201 W. Pecan

McAllen, Texas 78501

800-742-7822

nah.southtexascollege.edu

The Lone Star College System

The Lone Star College System is a collection of eight community colleges and one university in the Dallas/Ft Worth area of Texas. All LSCS colleges are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. LSCS offers an RN program, with an accelerated curriculum track for paramedics (and other medical professionals), at four campus locations: Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris and Tomball. Some of the classes in the curriculum include concepts of nursing practice for articulating students, advanced nursing skills, integrated client care management, nursing jurisprudence and role transition for articulating students. This is a 60 credit, six semester program that takes one to two years to complete, depending on prior education. Graduates will qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed registered nurses. Applicants are required to have current National Registry EMT Paramedic Certification, current Texas Department of Health EMT Paramedic Certification or current Texas Department of Health Paramedic Licensure.

Lone Star College System

5000 Research Forest Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77381-4356

832-813-6500

lonestar.edu

Trinity Valley Community College

Trinity Valley Community College is a public community college with a campus location in Kaufman, Texas just south of Dallas, Texas. TVCC offers a fully accredited RN program with a paramedic to RN transition option at the health sciences campus in Kaufman. According to the school website, this program is designed to validate and update previous experiences and education of licensed or certified paramedics. Paramedics accepted into the program will be required to take two nursing transition classes. Once the nursing transition courses are completed, students will enter the second year of the associate degree nursing program. Some of the coursework includes concepts of nursing practice for articulating students, integrated care of the client with complex health care needs, transition to nursing practice and a number of labs and clinical classes. Graduates will be awarded an associate degree in nursing and will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed registered nurses.

Trinity Valley Community College

800 W highway 243

Kaufman, TX 75142

972-932-4300

tvcc.edu