Registered Nurse to EMT

Certificate Number: 19-531-1

This course, specifically designed for State of Wisconsin licensed RNs, allows completion of the EMT curriculum in 54 hours instead of the traditional course of approximately 200 hours. Completion of the training will allow a Wisconsin Registered Nurse to challenge the National Registry of EMTs basic exam.

Upon successful completion of these written and practical exams, State of Wisconsin EMT licensure may be obtained. This class includes classroom instruction at the LTC-Cleveland campus, skills practice and ambulance ride-along opportunity.

Lakeshore Technical College offers this transition course focusing on treatment in sudden or acute emergencies like heart attacks, strokes, fractures, head injuries, chest injuries, electrocutions, and drowning. Past graduates work in specialties such as:

  • Flight Nurse
  • Intensive Care Nurse
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • EMS Instructor
  • Local EMS Provider

The basic level EMT license is also a prerequisite for the RN to Paramedic transition course. Lakeshore Technical College is the only training center in Wisconsin that teaches the RN to Paramedic course.

What the Course Will Cover:
*Patient Assessment – Medical and Trauma
*Basic Airway Maneuvers
*Dual Lumen Airway – Combi-tube and King LTSD
*Spinal Immobilization using KED Board and Longboard
*Splinting Procedures
*Traction Splinting
*MAST Trousers
*Treatment for Medical Emergencies
*Treatment for Trauma Emergencies
*Pediatric Emergencies
*Geriatric Emergencies
*Ambulance Operations

Proof of current Wisconsin Registered Nurse licensure and CPR for the Healthcare Provider.

Clinical Experience
The ambulance clinical experience of five patient contacts can be done with any ambulance service that provides 911 coverage. LTC has current clinical affiliation agreements with 20 Wisconsin ambulance services and additional affiliation agreements may be made with any approved service in your region willing to accept you as an intern.

For questions or detailed information, call Ryan Skabroud, Dean of Public Safety, at 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582), Ext. 1347 or e-mail

Course Information

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