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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations
8/17/2022

12VAC5-31-1533. Registered Nurse to Paramedic Bridge program completion requirements.

A. The RN to Paramedic bridge curriculum shall be the National Standard Curriculum for the Paramedic or a bridge program derived from this curriculum approved by the Office of EMS.

B. The student will receive formal instruction in all the objectives listed in the Paramedic curriculum as recognized by the Office of EMS either through an accredited Paramedic course or through a nursing education program as recognized by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

C. Certification for the RN to Paramedic bridge course will be awarded through reciprocity upon successful completion of written and practical examinations created and administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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