For Registered Nurses interested in pursuing a career as a Flight Nurse and need to complete EMS training, Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy has taken its EMT-Basic program and Paramedic program and formed unique program offerings. These programs are designed specifically for current Registered Nurses who may wish to pursue career opportunities as a Flight Nurse.
The RN to EMT and the RN to Paramedic programs at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy are accelerated courses designed to prepare an RN to challenge the EMT and Paramedic certifications, in order to meet that specific requirement needed to pursue potential career opportunities as a Flight Nurse.
RN to EMT
The RN to EMT program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy is designed to introduce the student to topics such as emergency first aid and CPR skills. In addition, the RN will have the opportunity to expand their current knowledge to pre-hospital settings. The program also introduces the operations aspects of the Emergency Medical Services industry. The RN to EMT program is 10 sessions. Upon completion of the EMT Basic phase, students will be eligible to take the EMT Basic National Registry exam while beginning their EMT Paramedic phase. The RN to EMT program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy meets or exceeds the Emergency Medical Technician objectives as set by the MDCH-BHPPA-EMS (http://michigan.gov/ems) and the DOT-NHTSA National Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines (www.ems.gov) for the EMT-Basic.
RN to Paramedic
Once an RN has successfully completed their EMT-Basic training, they can proceed to the RN to Paramedic program. The RN to Paramedic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy is designed to expand upon the basic knowledge of the RN/EMT. The RN to Paramedic program introduces high-level anatomy and physiology, advanced patient assessment and airway maintenance, venipuncture and IV therapy, and emergency pharmacology to students. RNs enrolled in this RN to Medic program will then have the opportunity to focus on emergency care through cardiology, specific emergency drug agents, and specific illness pathophysiology. The RN to Paramedic program is 16 sessions. Upon completion of the EMT Paramedic sessions and clinical hours (and the student earning their EMT-Basic licensure), students will immediately become eligible to take the Paramedic National Registry exam. The RN to Paramedic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy meets or exceeds the Paramedic objectives as set by the MDCH-BHPPA-EMS and the DOT-NHTSA National Standard Education & Instructional Guidelines – Paramedic.
The RN to EMT and RN to Paramedic courses are instructed by a Registered Nurse/Paramedic Instructor-Coordinator currently practicing under both licensures and is also a National Registry exam administrator.
The RN to EMT and RN to Paramedic programs are offered at the following Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy campus: