Paramedic to ADN


Program Summary

 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.

 

 



About add

The Hill College Paramedic - ADN Transition Nursing is a 12 month program upon successful completion the student will ear a 60 hour Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing that offers hands-on training that will prepare the students for licensure examination with the Texas Board of Nursing.

Program locations:

Hill County Campus - August (odd year) entry
Johnson County Campus - August (even year) entry


Sampling of Classes

Anatomy
Clinical
Health and Illness
Lifespan Growth & Development
Integrated Client Care Management
Maternal Neonatal
Microbiology
Nutrition
Pharmacology
Pediatrics

Please note that additional admission procedures are required for nursing programs.*

Program Contacts add

General Information
Hillsboro
(254) 659-7920

Cleburne
(817) 760-5921

Interim Associate Degree Nursing Coordinator
Lori Moseley, MSN, RN
Dean of Instruction, Health and Community Services

lmoseley@hillcollege.edu  Office Hours
(254) 659-7921 or (817) 760-5920

Faculty
Jan "Olivia" Sanders-Patrick, MNA, RN, 254-659-7982, jsanders-patrick@hillcollege.edu Office Hours
Chad Schoen, MSN, RN, 817-760-5928, cschoen@hillcollege.edu Office Hours
Pam Miller, BSN, WHNP, 817-760-5923, pmiller@hillcollege.edu Office Hours
Teresa Hamilton, MSN, RN, 817-760-5923, thamilton@hillcollege.edu Office Hours

Administrative Support
Julie Britton, (817) 760-5921, jbritton@hillcollege.edu, Office Hours
Teresa Palinkas, (254) 659-7920, tpalinkas@hillcollege.edu, Office Hours



For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Health Science Q & A

We have the answers to your program/selection process/application questions.

Attending a Q & A event is not an application requirement. You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to first 25 people.  A Reservation (VIA email) will guarantee you a seat.

Date:   July 10, 2018
Time:  4 p.m-5pm
Place:  Johnson County Campus
Room: Student Center Room 402

Information and Reservations
Julie Britton
817-760-5921
jbritton@hillcollege.edu


Health and Community Services Application

Paramedic -ADN Education Pathway add
BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402 must be completed within 5 years of the posted deadline date.
BIOL 2420/2421 must be within 5 years to be considered for the program.
Hill County Campus Entry add

Program Location:
         Hill County Campus - Summer Entry 2019
Important deadline date
Application and supporting documents:  March 21, 2019
Entrance testing:  TEAS Test must be completed by Noon March 20, 2019.

TEAS test passing:  Overall 66.1%; Reading 72.8%; Math 68.8%; Science 58.0%                        English 66.8% (optional section)

Teas test cost:  $70.00.  Schedule and pay at www.atitesting.com.  
After you have scheduled your test date you will need present a photo ID at the Hill College Testing Center on the day of your test.
Johnson County Campus Entry add

Program Location:
         Johnson County Campus - Summer Entry 2020
Important deadline date
Application and supporting documents:  March 21, 2020
Entrance testing:  HESI Test must be completed by Noon March 20, 2020

TEAS test passing:  Overall 66.1%; Reading 72.8%; Math 68.8%; Science 58.0%                        English 66.8% (optional section)

Teas test cost:  $70.00.  Schedule and pay at www.atitesting.com.  
After you have scheduled your test date you will need present a photo ID at the Hill College Testing Center on the day of your test.
Immunization and CPR add

        2 MMR’s or positive serological titer

            Varicella 2 injection series or positive serological titer

            HEP B 3 injection series or positive serological titer

            Tetanus (within last 10 years)

            Tdap (once as an adult)

            Seasonal Influenza

CPR – American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider.  No other CPR card accepted.  No exceptions. 

NOTE:  AFTER selection the student will be required to submit a physical (on the Health and Community Services approved form) and a negative 2 step TB results. 

Candidates must be aware that clinical facilities may have other requirements than those listed above.
High School and TOEFL Procedure add

Board of Nursing requirement (High School Graduates OR GED)

  • Official High School Transcript with a date of graduation/completion or GED scores (Mandatory for ALL applicants).
  • Out of Country High School Transcripts must be translated into English by a certified translator. The original document must be also be submitted. 

 TOEFL Procedure Demonstrate English proficiency as an admission requirement.

This may be demonstrated by:
       2 years of High School in the United States and its territories.
Or

       Submission of acceptable scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Test (TOEFL)            within two years of the posted deadline date of program application.

 TOEFL minimum passing: Internet score of 80 or a computer-based TOEFL score of 250 or a paper/pencil test score of 600.  Scores will not be considered if they are more than two years old. TOEFL Test score reports must be sent directly to the Health Science Department from the testing center. Information about the TOEFL may be obtained from the web site: www.ets.org/toefl or by calling 1-800-468-6335.

 

TOEFL Waiver (RN applicants only) The student can request a TOEFL waiver form from the Health Science department if they meet the following criteria:  completion with a “B” or better of 4 different college level English courses and 1 college level communication course; from an accredited US college/university.  

TOEFL Waiver Request Form


Program Information

Accreditation add

Hill College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hill College.

Texas Board of Nursing: Approved Professional Nursing Education Programs

Texas Board of Nursing granted the Hill College Professional Nursing Program full approval status. 

Pass Rate add

Texas Board of Nursing RN (Registered Nurse) pass rates for last 5 years

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
83% 100 % 84.62% 66.67% 71.43 %