Nursing – Paramedic to ADN Transition
Thank you for visiting the Health and Community Services Department.
We are excited to announce the launch of the Health and Community Services departments online application. This is the standard application for all Health Career programs. Submitting this application does not guarantee selection. Each program has specific entry/documents/deadlines.
It will be the applicant s responsibility to contact the program of choice for further application information/completion.
Applications submitted will be kept on file for 1 year.
The Summer 2017 Paramedic-ADN Transition program will be held on the Hillsboro Campus.
Important deadline dates:
Application/Testing block – November 2016-Noon March 20, 2017
Deadline: 4pm March 21, 2017
Health and Community Services Program Application
This transition program is an upward educational mobility option for Paramedics licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (Paramedic) and meets all the selection criteria as defined by the Hill College Professional Nursing Program.
The first course is a 5-6 week nursing course designed to articulate the Paramedic into the role of the nurse. The nursing theory course is designed to articulate the Paramedic to nursing history, nursing process and patient care planning. The paramedic will take the nursing RNSG 1261 Transitional Clinical for Registered Nurse concurrent with RNSG 1417 Transition to Registered Nurse for the Articulated Student which will focus on the basics of inpatient patient care and the skills necessary to care for the hospitalized patient. The Paramedic will develop communication skills, working in multidisciplinary teams, interacting with family, plus the exposure to mental health nursing.
The second semester contains content and clinical learning experiences associated with comprehensive nursing care of diverse clients/patients across the life span with complex health care needs including childhood/adolescent diseases, complicated perinatal care, acute mental illness, complex perioperative care, serious adult health medical issues and health concerns related to aging.
The third semester provides content and clinical learning experiences to prepare the student to apply client assessment skills, critical thinking skills and independent nursing interventions to care for diverse clients/families throughout the life span whose health care needs may be difficult to predict. Topics include nursing leadership skills, client/patient management skills, trends in nursing and health care issues, legal and ethical concerns and the significance of continued professional development.