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Military Medic to Paramedic

Attention Former Military Medics:

Next program start date: October 2014

Application

In January, 2012, Lansing Community College launched an education program specifically designed for military medics. The goal was to create a pathway for military medics to transition to paramedics. Those who complete this program are positioned to continue onward to become a nurse, if desired, by entering into the Advanced Standing Nursing Program.

Paramedics earn a median salary over $32,000, with nurses earning a median salary over $63,000. Paramedic and nursing employment is currently strong, with projected demand for the next decade. Additional employment information and statistics can be found on the Employment Information chart below.

Students in the program are eligible for GI-bill funds, Military Tuition Assistance (TA) and traditional Title IV financial aid.

General Program Information

The program is comprised of two stages:

  • Military Medic to Paramedic
  • Paramedic to Registered Nurse (Advanced Standing RN Program)

Students who complete the first stage will be prepared to take the national paramedic licensing exam (NREMT). After the second stage a graduate will be prepared to take the national RN nursing licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).

Military Medic to Paramedic Program

28 weeks to complete paramedic education (Traditional program 11-12 months)

778 hours (Traditional program 1058-hours)

Student awarded credit for previous military education and experience

Paramedic to Nurse Program

10 months to complete (Traditional program 2 years)

Student awarded credit for paramedic education

For more information, contact Lisa Ferris-McCann or call 517-483-1530.

Employment Data

Paramedics

State and National Employment

United States

Employment

May-10

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

221,760

Michigan

Employment

May-10

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

7,320

Source:  DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives

State and National Trends

United States

Employment

Percent 

Job Openings

2008

2018

Change

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

210,700

229,700

9%

6,200

Michigan

Employment

Percent 

Job Openings

2008

2018

Change

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

6,510

7,160

10%

200

Source:  DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives

State and National Wages

Location

Pay

May-10

Period

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$9.48

$11.57

$14.60

$19.03

$24.70

Yearly

$19,700

$24,100

$30,400

$39,600

$51,400

Michigan

Hourly

$8.96

$11.03

$14.14

$17.63

$21.18

Yearly

$18,600

$22,900

$29,400

$36,700

$44,100

Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives

Registered Nurses

State and National Employment

United States

Employment

May-10

Registered nurses

2,655,020

Michigan

Employment

May-10

Registered nurses

86,040

Source:  DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives / Bureau of Labor Statistics

State and National Trends

United States

Employment

Percent 

Job Openings

2008

2018

Change

Registered nurses

2,618,700

3,200,200

22%

103,900

Michigan

Employment

Percent 

Job Openings

2008

2018

Change

Registered nurses

87,250

104,860

20%

3,290

Source:  DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives / Bureau of Labor Statistics

State and National Wages

Location

Pay

May-10

Period

10%

25%

Median

75%

90%

United States

Hourly

$21.24

$25.47

$31.10

$37.99

$45.74

Yearly

$44,200

$53,000

$64,700

$79,000

$95,100

Michigan

Hourly

$22.35

$25.91

$30.28

$34.88

$39.54

Yearly

$46,500

$53,900

$63,000

$72,600

$82,200

Source: DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives / Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum

LCC offers a Certificate of Achievement (CA) for the military medic to paramedic transition. In addition, individuals can continue onward to receive an associate degree (AAS) in Emergency Medical Services and/or Nursing upon successful completion of their paramedic education.

Paramedic Certificate of Achievement

36 credit hour program

9 credits awarded for military education and experience

Complete 23 credits of paramedic education

BIOL 145 (4 credits) - required before admission to program

Emergency Medical Services Associates Degree

67 credit hour program

14 credits awarded for EMT-Basic

9 credits awarded for military education and experience

Complete 23 credits of paramedic education

BIOL 145 (4 credits) - required before admission to program

16 credits of general education and EMS electives

RN Associate Degree

72 credit hour program

14 credits are awarded for Paramedic licensure

Courses taken will follow the Advanced Standing track

Both programs (EMS and Nursing) are State of Michigan approved and nationally accredited by respective accrediting body.

For more information, contact Lisa Ferris-McCann or call 517-483-1530.

Eligibility

  • Military medic with 2-years full-time equivalent experience.
  • Civilian participants can qualify for this program if they hold an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) designation with one year equivalent experience.

Admission Standards

  • Students completing Military Medic to Paramedic will be able to apply for the Paramedic to RN upon completion of their paramedic education.
    • Completion of paramedic education does not guarantee admission into nursing program. Both stages are selective admissions and requires separate applications.
  • Students will be required to meet appropriate prerequisites (writing, reading, math level and courses) for each phase of the program.
  • Military Medics who are a licensed or certified paramedic can apply for entry into nursing program.
  • Detailed admission information for Paramedic to RN can be found here.

Military Medic Program Process of Admissions

Click here for MM2P student application process

Funding

Both phases of program are eligible for GI-funds, Military Tuition Assistance (TA), and standard financial aid.

Military Medic to Paramedic at Lansing Community College

Military Medic to Paramedic
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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