The nursing to paramedicine pathway is not uncommon and certainly becoming more popular! The skills, qualities and experience required to have a successful career in paramedicine are also practiced as a nurse, including;
If you’re looking to discover what it’s like to help patients on the other side of the clinic walls, Australian Paramedical College (APC) can help you get there.Quick Enquiry
If you’re a nurse and considering a change, you’re not alone! In a recent survey, 90% of registered nurses who participated indicated they are considering leaving the profession within the year, often due to burnout.*
Intrigued by the possibility of more autonomy and work-life balance? Diversify your career by discovering a new pathway within the healthcare sector!
*Source: Hospital IQ Survey (2022); APC student survey (2023).
*APC Student Survey (2023)
Find out if you’re eligible for credit transfers for any APC Courses. Depending on your qualifications and experience as a nurse, you could use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to fast-track your study journey towards your dream job.
We value the hard work you’ve already put in and will do what we can to help formally recognise this.Apply for Direct Entry
Renata joined APC as she felt prehospital care was a better fit for her than the work she was doing as a nurse. While she had to find the right balance between work, study and looking after her family, she was able to achieve this with APC.
Renata even did her own homework alongside her kids – if that’s not the definition of choosing your own study schedule, we don’t know what is!
“If you want to be a paramedic, start with Australian Paramedical College“, Renata generously shared of her experience.
Everyone has different goals for studying emergency and non-emergency healthcare. Depending on your preference, APC can help qualify you to apply for jobs such as an Event Medic, Patient Transport Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, and many more in-demand roles in the healthcare industry!
Alternatively, you can get started with us to put you on the right track to becoming a paramedic if that’s your end goal.
To become a paramedic you are required to hold a bachelor’s degree. The good news is, by completing one of our courses first you can gain real-life experience on the way to becoming a paramedic, not have the financial pressure of going to university straight away and might even be eligible for credit transfers too! Learn more about this pathway in our blog here.
We have a dedicated team of Course Advisors who are incredibly experienced in their field and can help create a career development plan for you so you’re in the best position possible to make the right decision for your future.Discuss Your Career Goals
Frances decided to study the Diploma of Emergency Healthcare after 30+ years working as a nurse. Inspired by her son in law who is a paramedic she decided to just go for it!
Frances was keen to get out in the field and be the first person to respond to a patient instead of the end. She’s looking forward to seeing a different dimension of healthcare and enjoy a change of scenery in her new career.
“It’s just amazing!” she said of her experience as an APC student.
At APC we are passionate about offering education and continued learning to people of all ages!
We have plenty of people who have enrolled as mature-age students and enjoy studying at APC at a later stage in their life.
At APC we understand students have other important commitments such as full-time jobs that they need to focus on whilst studying too. This is why our courses are designed to be flexible, so you can study at your own pace when it suits you!
Many of our students work while studying, especially those who are looking to change careers.
There are many skills that nurses possess which closely align to that of a medic/ paramedic. Check out the following capabilities that are common for these professions, and see which ones resonate with you!
Transferrable Skills: Nursing to paramedicine
Our self-paced courses let you study online in your own time, gain practical skills with clinical workshops and get real-life, on-the-job experience with work placements to kickstart your career in emergency healthcare.
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Yes! Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are applicable for all APC courses.
If you wish to have previous experience and learning recognised as part of your enrolment, we can help you find out what you may be eligible for. Please contact us to learn more about your personal circumstances today!
If you’re interested in applying for Direct Entry with Australian Paramedical College, please fill out the below form to get started today.