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, our proven training pathway to becoming a paramedic 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We can show you which training and pathway options are available via the Diploma of Paramedical Science (superseded by HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care), or by way of a degree/graduate diploma.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):