When asked by newer medics to talk about the city “back in the day,” my tales would always begin: “There I was in bullet proof vest, largynescope in one hand, narcan syringe in the other, two bags of fluid ready to run wide open, hanging from my teeth…” (For the record, I have never worn a bullet-proof vest).
While I am not knocking the fact that today I am getting paid double time and a half holiday pay, I think you can make the arguement that our work in EMS is not the work of material advancement, but the work of mankind. There is a certain privledge in looking out over the community, in being its protector, particularly on Christmas Day.
If you are a paramedic, you are eligible to get a nursing degree from Excelsior College. You do not have to go to a physical class. You study on your own and take exams via computer when you are ready. There are no traditional clinicals.
You study on your own and take exams via computer at a Pearson testing center when you are ready. You pick the date and time from the many openings they have.
There are no clinicals.