I have heard that if you get your RN certification you can challenge the Paramedic test for offical medic certification. You need to hold your EMT certification(or EMT-I, depending on what levels your state has) and RN before you can challenge the test. Is this true?
The medic that told me did not mention if this was nationally accepted or specific to the State of Florida.
A physician, physician assistant, dentist, or registered nurse may be certified as a paramedic if the physician, physician assistant, dentist, or registered nurse is certified in this state as an emergency medical technician, has passed the required emergency medical technician curriculum, has successfully completed an advanced cardiac life support course, has passed the examination for certification as a paramedic, and has met other certification requirements specified by rule of the department. A physician, physician assistant, dentist, or registered nurse so certified must be recertified under this section.
This is the Florida State Statute 401.27(7)