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Paramedic to ADN

Interested in the Paramedic to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program?


The curriculum in the Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing is designed to meet the health care needs of the 21st century.  The curriculum focuses on the registered nurse's role in the communities, hospitals, clinics, home health care, and gerontology. 

Certified paramedics who have graduated from an approved program may be admitted to the second year of the ADN program after completing a transition course in the Summer.

Students who successfully complete the ADN program will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam to earn their licensure to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Quick Facts about the Kent State University Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center's Paramedic to ADN Program:

  • Housed at the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg.  Lectures and labs are usually held at the location in Twinsburg.  The Paramedic Transitions course may be held at another campus that houses the ADN program.  Clinicals can be held at any Northeast Ohio area hospital.
  • Admission is selective and based on space availability.
  • Students must apply to the ADN program no later than February 1st for Summer Start.
  • Students must complete prerequisite coursework while applying to the program. See prerequisites listed below.
  • Once accepted for advanced placement, the program takes 3 semesters to complete.
  • There is a Day Track and an Alternative Track Option.
    • The Day Track classes and clinicals are typically held between the hours of 7 AM – 5 PM.  There may be some requirements outside of this time frame.
    • The Alternative Track classes and clinicals are typically held Monday – Friday from early afternoon until as late as 1 AM.  Most clinicals are 3:00 PM-11:30 PM, sometimes Saturday and Sunday. There may be some requirements outside of this time frame.

ADN Program Admission Requirements

  • 2.7 overall cumulative GPA from your most recent school.
    • If you have ever attended any Kent State campus in the past, we will use your Kent GPA, even if it is the oldest.
  • Competency proven through coursework and/or assessment testing in Algebra, Writing, and Reading.  All prescribed developmental coursework complete.
  • Prerequisites completed or scheduled. Courses marked with * must be completed before the Summer transition course starts. Unmarked courses may be taken alongside the Summer transition course.
    • *BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function – 5hrs
    • BSCI 20021 Basic Microbiology – 3hrs
    • *CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry – 3hrs
    • *CHEM 10052 Introduction to Organic Chemistry – 2hrs
    • NUTR 33512 Nutrition – 3hrs
    • NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development – 3hrs
    • PSYC 11762 General Psychology – 3h
    • US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience – 1hr
  • Coursework completed in Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry either in high school or college
  • Information Session attended
  • Admitted to Kent State University
  • All transcripts received (including Paramedic program)
  • All C- or lower grades in required classes "fixed"
  • Current Paramedic license

Click here for more information about the ADN program.

All students must attend an ADN Information Session to receive more information about the program and to receive the application to the program.  Click here for the upcoming ADN Information Sessions.