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Hello everyone,

 

I am currently preparing myself to apply to PA school in a few years. I am currently a paramedic and have an associate degree in paramedic technology. I am looking at different paths to work towards a bachelor degree and I am looking for any input or advice.

 

I currently have 98 credits split between two community colleges and one university. The majority of the credits (76) are from one community college.

 

From my research the best option I have found is a Bachelor of Science in Paramedic Care from Northern Arizona University. I have contacted the university and am waiting to see how my credits will transfer.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this online program?

 

Does anyone know of any other programs I should look into?

 

Other possibly pertinent information about myself:

 

A few classes specific to PA admission prereqs I have completed are:

-Microbiology

-Chemistry 1

-A&P I

-A&P II

 

I know I will likely need to take at a minimum:

-Statistics

-Chemistry 2

-Organic Chemistry I

 

Experience:

-2000 hours as an EMT-B

-200 hours as a Paramedic (I expect to have much more by the time I am ready to apply)

-950 clinical hours as a paramedic student (although it seems most schools don't let you count many of these hours)

 

GPA:

~3.6, have not yet calculated it through caspa (3.9 for the last 70 hours)

 

Thank you in advance for any possible help or guidance.

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Don't Worry about getting your BS in a specific area, just get one. Once you have it, then worry about the prerequisite classes. Many schools want them within a certain time period.

Emergency management, health sciences, education, health administration, or even a paramedic to RN. Most of these programs will be cake for you. Tons of online or blended programs out there.

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Thanks for the reply. I had read that what the degree is in doesn't matter. I looked for an online medic to rn degree but all I found was for associate to associate degree.

 

I guess to summarize my question, have any past paramedics with an associates degree gone through an online bachelors program? If so which one and would you recommend it.

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Thanks for the reply. I had read that what the degree is in doesn't matter. I looked for an online medic to rn degree but all I found was for associate to associate degree.

 

I guess to summarize my question, have any past paramedics with an associates degree gone through an online bachelors program? If so which one and would you recommend it.

I completed an online BS in allied health at YSU, took roughly 30 credits on top of my AAS of EMS.  I would look for the most fiscally responsible route to a BS degree.  There are many online BS programs across the country for people with AAS degrees, respiratory therapist, dental hygienist, EMS etc.  I completed any missing core science classes (the ones with required labs) at the least expensive local community college.  As others have stated the type of BS degree is irrelevant.  

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