Key Facts
  • Shorter Course!
  • Flexible schedule: attend school & still work
  • Jan 2011 course, filing deadline: 7/15/11
  • Tuition: $6,000-$9,000
  • Federal financial aid available
  • See Detailed course information for application, financial, and other requirements.

Nurse to Paramedic Bridge Program at UCLA-Daniel Freeman

So why would a nurse want a paramedic license?
That's because Nurse-Paramedics are highly sought after as Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICN), radio nurses, flight nurses, and for nurse educator positions in the competitive field of fire department based EMS programs. 

Make yourself more competitive for these lucrative and exciting career positions by expanding your nursing knowledge and skills into a Paramedic License in record time!  Instead of the usual 1,200 paramedic program hours you can complete the program in a much shorter amount of time by applying your experience and knowledge as a nurse.

Our program has a long history of working with nurses: it's been training Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICNs) since 1971.  Our paramedic program was established by Daniel Freeman Hospital in 1970 as one of the first training programs in the nation.  The program joined forces with the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care in 1999. And to this day, we are still the first accredited paramedic program in the country and recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. 

Course Highlights
  • Nationally recognized faculty members who are professional educators, authors, and renowned presenters such as Dr. Baxter Larmon, Heather Davis, Brian Wheeler, and others!
  • A dynamic and innovative course curriculum based on National EMS Education Standards for Paramedics
  • As few as 26 required class days, 4-day clinical internship, along with required field internship
  • Our paramedic course is nationally accredited and has a 92% student completion rate
  • Our students demonstrate a 90% first-time pass rate on the National Registry Exam!
Detailed Course Information
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