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Health Profession Programs Mandatory Requirements

Health profession programs have mandatory medical requirements for clinical placement.

As a student pursuing a program in the field of Health Professions, it is imperative that you understand what is required of you to progress and achieve success in hands-on coursework for your program and your future career.

Your specialized field of study has academic course requirements, which can be found under your academic plan, using the links provided below. Additionally, there are unique requirements for each clinical institution. We are not able to offer exemptions from these requirements as they are required for your academic and professional success. The items listed on your academic plan are mandatory for all students. Your clinical and/or certification requirements can be found under your academic plan, using the links provided below.

*These details are subject to change. Gateway will make every effort to provide notice of these changes by e-mail to students declared in impacted programs. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to meet with their advisor and review their program requirements regularly to stay accurately informed.

Do you keep a cool head in a crisis? Are you interested in saving lives? If you answered yes to those questions, you may be interested in a career in Emergency Medical Services. Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients.

Visit the EMT and Paramedic Program Page

Stop, drop, roll and get ready to meet the challenges of being an emergency responder in the 21st Century.

Learn more about Fire Science Technology here!

Are you interested in a career in a growing field? Would you like to learn the most up-to-date patient-record technology in the medical field? Do you enjoy being in an office environment? If so, the Health Information Technology program may be the perfect fit for you!

Visit the Health Information Technology Program Page

Health Science Technology is designed to prepare students for entry-level career opportunities in the field of health care and health-related services. Many of the general education and core courses are required classes for complete of varied professional health programs, providing a seamless transition into a selective admission program.

Visit the Health Science Technology program page.

The human services field focuses on improving or maintaining the physical and mental health as well as the general well-being of individuals, groups, or communities in our society. Human services is a broad term often synonymous with the terms social welfare and social work.

Visit the Human Services Program Page

The Health and Wellness Technology programs Massage Therapy option will provide you with a solid foundation in integrative massage modalities, as well as the promotion of health and well-being.

View the Massage Therapy Program Page

Are you interested in working in the health care industry? You may be interested in a career as a Medical Assistant. A Medical Assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office (including knowledge in electronic medical records and paper-based records), the examining room and the physician office laboratory.

View the Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy Program Page

Are you interested in working in the health care industry as a Nursing Assistant? You may be interested in a career as a State Registered Medicaid Nurse Aide (MNA). A Medicaid Nurse Aide effectively communicates with residents/patients, follows infection and safety policies and procedures, adheres to resident/patient rights, and performs basic nursing skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

View the Nurse Assisting Program Page

Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers an individual can choose. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares graduates to provide and manage client care and to become members within the discipline of nursing.

View the Nursing Program Page

Gateway's Paramedic to RN program creates a direct path for paramedics who want to transition into a nursing career. 

Paramedics often decide to continue their education to become registered nurses because there are more jobs and growth opportunities in the field. Completion of the program at Gateway will help paramedics become flight medics, emergency room nurses and will open management opportunities.

Gateway’s paramedic to RN program not only creates new opportunities for paramedics, it also helps to close the nursing gap. The Kentucky Center for Statistics estimates that the state will need more than 30,000 additional registered nurses by the year 2026. Training paramedics to be registered nurses is one of the fastest ways to get new nurses into the field. 

With all the previous training experience, paramedics will be able to complete the paramedic to RN program in three semesters; fall, spring and summer, allowing them to finish in one academic year. 

Classes for the program will primarily be on Gateway’s Edgewood Campus

Gateway’s nursing courses are offered in a combination of both classroom and laboratory experiences that is then applied in clinical settings at a variety of community agencies.

The Paramedic to RN program is a selective admissions program. Applications open April 1. 

Learn more about Paramedic to RN