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RN to Paramedic Application

RN to Paramedic Application

RN to Paramedic Program Application Information

Enrollment is limited to the Registered Nurse, Physician, and Physician’s Assistant with extensive emergency and/or critical care experience, who is certified as an EMT-Basic in Ohio and currently maintains a BLS-CPR card, ACLS provider or instructor card, PALS provider or instructor card. PHTLS, BTLS, or TNCC is desirable. In addition, each applicant must have at least two years experience in a critical care setting (e.g. ED, CCU, ICU, MICU, SICU, Critical Care Transport, etc.

Application Opens: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Application Closes: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 5 p.m.  

Submit required attachments via the online application at the bottom of this page. Any further documentation may be submitted via email to

In order to practice as a Paramedic in Ohio, an individual must pass the State’s Certification exam.  In order to take the certification exam, the individual must have certification as an EMT Basic in Ohio, demonstrate recent successful completion of a Paramedic training program and submit an application to take the exam. All applicants will be asked if they have been convicted of specific crimes and if they have been deemed mentally incompetent by a court of law.  If the applicant answers yes, an evaluation will be completed by the State Division of EMS to determine if the applicant will be issued a certificate to practice.  All students shall be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize their ability to obtain certification and employment.

Entrance Requirements

Students must first apply to the College.

Prior to entering EMS 2288, the student must meet the following entrance requirements:

  1. Complete the RN to Paramedic Program online application.
  2. Complete the health and background requirements that are included in the RN to Paramedic handbook.

Item 2 should be submitted to the EMS Program Coordinator according to the instructions in the handbook. Once the above requirements have been satisfactorily met, the EMS Program Coordinator will authorize the student’s enrollment into the course.

Additional Requirements

  • Students are required to have professional liability insurance. The cost of this insurance is added to registration fees.

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Michael Cogdill EMS Program Coordinator