RN to Paramedic Bridge

RN to Paramedic Bridge

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: Less than 1 Year


This program is designed to provide employment opportunities for registered nurses who desire to work in emergency or critical care settings (critical care units, critical care transport, and aeromedical services). The program will certify the Virginia-licensed Registered Nurse to the highest level of pre-hospital advanced life support care available in Virginia. This program fulfills all the requirements of the Virginia Paramedic Curriculum. Concentration will be placed on advanced airway management, pre-hospital patient assessment, trauma and medical  emergency management. Pediatrics, hazardous material incidents, rescue and ambulance operations are also covered. The program will prepare the RN for the National Registry Paramedic examination.


Applicants must have a current Registered Nurse License, be currently active as an RN or EMS provider, and have current EMT or higher EMS certification.


  • Access to a computer that meets or exceeds the PC Specifications for Non-Technical Programs.
  • All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for RN to Paramedic CSC is a resource for students that lists the following items:

    the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    suggested course when more than one option exists
    which semester each course is typically offered
    if the course has a prerequisite
    courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

RN to Paramedic CSC