Are you working as a EN or an RN and thinking about how different your working life would be on-road as a paramedic, instead of being on the ward all day/night? What happens, however, when you want to change career paths? Do you have to start again from scratch?
If you want to make the change from a Nurse to a Paramedic, the Australian Paramedical College can help you transition into your new career.
Working as a nurse is an incredibly rewarding experience, as you would know. A job that brings with it a variety of technical skills and knowledge which can be applied across other areas of the health care sector.
We can show you which training and pathway options are available via the Diploma of Paramedical Science (superseded by HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care), or by way of a degree/graduate diploma.
Note: APC is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector provider of pre-hospital emergency health care. If a career as an Ambulance Paramedic appeals to you, then a Bachelor of Paramedic Science degree is needed. Our diploma can get you into university where credit towards the degree can be awarded (please check with your university first).
There are a few options to consider – so please read on.
Throughout your studies and experiences as nurse, it goes without saying that you possess many great qualities that contributes towards a successful career as a paramedic. For that reason, the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care via partial recognition of prior learning (RPL), could be the first step towards validating your experience.
Available online with face-to -face clinical workshops and clinical placement, the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care is nationally recognised and will deliver essential pre-hospital emergency health care skills necessary to step into roles, such as:
Transitioning from a nurse to paramedic can be achieved by;
The process of RPL or Recognition of Prior Learning will assess and recognise the qualifications and experience of RN’s wanting to become a paramedic.
Nursing core units that are eligible for Credit Transfer, (you may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for other units depending on your experience):
If you would like enquire and apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of your existing qualifications and experience, RPL Officer can assess your suitability. For more information, give us a call on 1300 377 741 or contact us to speak with a Course Advisor today!
Most paramedics operate on a 12-14 hour shift roster.
Their job includes the following responsibilities:
The job of nurses is vastly different from that of paramedics, although both focus on patient care as an absolute priority. Typically, nurses are required to work within contained environments, hospitals, medical facilities and the like to assist the doctors and other medical staff.
Nurses are typically responsible for:
Transitioning from a nurse to a paramedic can be made easier with help from the Australian Paramedical College and the Diploma of Paramedical Science (superseded by HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care). It is definitely worth looking into.
Here are a few perks of being a paramedic.
Paramedics are often the first on-scene to assist others who require life-saving medical care. They are required to quickly assess the medical state of a patient and make snap decisions to provide essential care. While this process can be demanding, the satisfaction of playing such an important role in someone else’s recovery is what makes the life of a paramedic so rewarding.
On-road, Ambulance Paramedics aren’t bound by the walls of a hospital or medical facility. They are for the most part on-the-go and respond to emergency calls at a moments notice. Their job takes them to different locations every day, which is so appealing. Being engaged in your job, where no two days are ever the same, are compelling reasons why the paramedic profession is a highly sought after one.
The Australian Paramedical College is the largest private pre-hospital health care training provider in Australia, we can help you to achieve your paramedical training and career goals.
We offer three courses in the emergency healthcare sector:
Our nationally recognised paramedical training programs provide a flexible and affordable training pathway to employment in the private sector, or as a stepping stone to university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science. APC offers you the opportunity to become a Paramedic/Medic, regardless of your educational background. We believe you should still pursue your goals even if your school or college grades have previously prevented you from following a career path you know you’d be good at.
today, more than ever, anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in online learning and teaching methodologies, it’s now easier than ever to fit study around your current lifestyle. A few of hours here and there each week is often all it takes to begin your studies. There’s no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become the person who saves lives and contributes to the well-being of their community. Apply to study at the college.