I'm finishing up RN school next semester, and will be starting work as an RN probably on a med/surg floor next September. I have a year before I can apply to a Masters program, and was thinking about going to part time paramedic school in that year. I like the emergency medicine field and want to do at least two 24's a month as a paramedic in addition to my shifts as an RN. I like the ambulance and want to stay with it, but to be at the top of the field. At the same time, I'm a little concerned with the combination of the learning curve with starting a job in a new field. I don't know whether the classroom and practicum environments would work together or not. I know I can take the paramedic test and challenge for the certificate after five years as an RN, but I don't want to wait that long. There's so much I want to do in the medical field, I want to try to squeeze as much as I can into the next 30 years.