Please note that the work experience requirement has been reinstated for the 2017 cohort. Please see the application packet for more information.
NOTE: Florida Gateway College has been notified that it has received continuing accreditation for its Paramedic- RN program by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing).
The Paramedic-RN Bridge (PM-RN) is designed for licensed Paramedics. Accepted Paramedics can complete the core nursing courses of the Associate in Science Degree in Nursing PM-RN Bridge Program within approximately 3 semesters. Upon successful completion of the PM-RN Bridge track, the student receives an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and is qualified to apply for State Board of Nursing NCLEX examination. If successful on this exam, the graduate becomes a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the program are qualified to enter a variety of careers such as staff nurses in acute care settings, home health agencies or long term care facilities. Individuals with both paramedic and RN licensure may also serve on Medevac helicopters. Advancement in nursing education is encouraged through referral to the RN-BSN program.
The fourth class of Paramedic-RN bridge students will start in January 2017.
Program applications are due September 16, 2016 for the applicants who have met the program requirements outlined in the information packet and completed all required prerequisite courses to be considered for the fourth class.
Questions specific to program admission and enrollment requirements should be directed to Advising at (386) 754-4222 .The Associate of Science in Nursing Paramedic to Registered Nurse (PM-RN) Bridge Program offered at Florida Gateway College (FGC) is approved by the State of Florida Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become an RN. If you are a Veteran and feel you may be eligible for educational benefits that would support you in one or more of the college’s programs please contact Amanda Luke, FGC Veteran’s Affairs representative @ 386-754-4398 for more information.
Florida Gateway College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Gateway College. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.