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    Red face Can you become a firefighter with a nursing degree?

    Are your chances higher to get hire if you have a nursing degree instead of a paramedic one?

    Thanks!

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    Looks good, but depending on what is required in your area or used

    Paramedic is used in the fd over nursing, but the nursing is good to have as a second job or fall back

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    Depending on the state you can bridge from RN to Paramedic.. Some states you can "challenge" the NREMT-P exam and others you have to take a bridge program that varies in length..

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    here in illinois im not too sure of any fd's that will accept a nursing degree over a paramedic cert, but if you get your paramedic cert, and get in with a ems system, you could become a lead instructor because all of the paramedic programs are required to have a nurse run their program, or atleast here in illl they are.

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