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Meet the Instructors

Pass with PASS, LLC was founded in 2019 after realizing a need in initial EMS education. There were multiple in-person review courses for other examinations such as the NCLEX, FNP, FP-C/CCEMT-P, but there were very few options for in-person review courses targeting the NREMT examinations. Since our inception, we have added study guides, recorded NREMT review/prep lectures, private online tutoring and NREMT and State approved continuing education!

The pair has worked together for over a decade in the fire service and in higher education where they produced solid first-time pass rates within their programs. However, they knew they could help even more students be successful by going to them directly instead of hitting only those within their community. With this, Pass with PASS, LLC was born...

In 2023, "Pass with PASS, LLC" and "CodeBreaker NCLEX Prep" collaborated to create an NCLEX Review Course and expand their reach into "EMS and Nursing Education". This collaboration created an incredible, professionally produced, online/on-demand NCLEX Review Course! This collaboration will help spread Nick's highly regarded in-person class to every nursing student, regardless of their geographical location!

ADAM

MSN, APRN, CEN, CCEMT-P, FP-C, NRP

Adam has been a Paramedic since 1998. He started his fire service career in 1993. Since then, he has worked as a Paramedic for Transcare, Flight Paramedic for the University of Kentucky’s Air Medical Program, the Hebron Fire District, and most recently at Newport Fire Department. In 2022, he retired as a Battalion Chief/Paramedic and EMS Coordinator from the Newport Fire/EMS Department. He was also the Medical Commander of the Newport Police Department SWAT Team. In early 2023, he returned to the fire service as the Assistant Chief of Operations with the Hebron Fire Protection District.

 

He holds Associate Degrees in EMS Technology, Fire Science, and Nursing. He also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. As a Nurse Practitioner, Adam has experience in orthopedics and addiction medicine.

Adam taught in the University of Cincinnati Clermont Paramedic Program from 2000-2016 prior to teaching in Gateway Community and Technical College's Paramedic Program from 2016 - 2022.

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Co-Founder/Instructor

BRANDON

MBA, NRP

Brandon is currently the Captain of EMS with the Hebron Fire Protection District. Previously, he was the EMS Education Manager for the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Paramedic Program, EMS Education Manager for the Columbus (OH) Division of Fire, and Director of EMS Education at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Prior to starting at the Cleveland Clinic, Brandon spent 8 years in the fire service as a career firefighter/paramedic, SWAT paramedic and Assistant EMS Coordinator with the Newport Fire/EMS Department. During those years, he taught in the University of Cincinnati Clermont College and Gateway Community & Technical College Paramedic Programs.

 

He completed his paramedic education at the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Brandon has an Associate’s Degree in EMS, Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, and a MBA in Healthcare Management.

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Co-Founder/Instructor

JOSH

MBA, NRP

A highly respected and nationally recognized EMS leader. An EMS Veteran with 19 years experience, he is boarded by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the NREMT. He is currently working as a Coagulation Sales Specialist with Siemens Healthineers. Previously, Josh was in the Healthcare Interoperability Space for ESO Solutions. He also served as the Coordinator of EMS at St. Elizabeth Healthcare where his objective was to foster long-term meaningful relationships between 5 ED’s and nearly 45 Fire Departments.

​He has a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Medicine. Josh was also the recipient of the prestigious EMS 10: Innovators Award sponsored by JEMS in 2019. He was recognized for influencing data-driven change and advocating technology and efficiency in workflow and communication in an effort to improve patient outcomes in the Greater Cincinnati region with five hospitals throughout Northern Kentucky.

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Instructor/Blog Contributor

NICK

MSN, RN

After finishing my MSN in education, I became an AHA (American Heart Association) BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified instructor. I used these certifications to train thousands of student nurses, ED, OR, ICU, TCU, and critical care RNs to run codes.

I worked 10 years in the ED of a 4-hospital system that employs more than 10,000 employees. Later, I was asked to collaborate and teach for the hospital's first EKG class launch. For the first 2 years of the EKG class, I taught nearly every RN that started at the hospital on a floor where there was telemetry.

After nursing school, I could never get complacent with one area. I started on a med/surg floor before spending the rest of my time in the Emergency Department. While working in the ED, I volunteered to pick up shifts everywhere. Inpatient mental health, ICU, and all the different floors in the hospital. When that wasn’t busy enough, I worked a second job at an (LTAC) Long Term Acute Care, and a rehab facility.

 

Then I transitioned into education (the best decision of my life). My college-level experience started as a clinical adjunct educator teaching lab, skills, clinical, simulation, and later became full-time didactic staff. During my time as a collegiate professor, I taught Pharmacology, Med/Surg, Fundamentals, Leadership, and Critical Care.

 

I struggled with an opportunity offered to become the Dean of a nursing program or take a position with more hands-on interaction using the newest simulation technology in the world.  I accepted the offer to become an Education Specialist in a large hospital system supporting education for multiple departments like the ED, OR, SDS, Research, and more. There is a large focus on kinesthetic learning and interacting with state-of-the-art simulation with that role. I worked daily with leaders and educators on current processes, protocols, and staff education.

 

I stepped back from the hospital Education Specialist position to pursue my passion for supporting hard-working students to pass the NCLEX. I continue to work as an ED RN to stay current.  Seeing students become an RN after multiple unsuccessful attempts is extremely rewarding.  Helping students pass the NCLEX after graduating college more than 14 years ago is amazing! I have helped many of these students and can help you too!  You might not think you can do it, but I know you can.  I’ve helped students with language barriers, test anxiety, dyslexia, low confidence, and reading issues.  You can be a nurse. It will all make sense.

 

I’m a different kind of professor than you had before.  You will learn the principles, you will understand the details, and you will understand what it takes to be successful.  Now is the time to sign up to improve ATI levels and HESI scores.  Now is the time to pass your NCLEX. 

 

“Do what you love, and you never have to work a day…”

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Nursing Instructor - Pass with PASS, LLC

Owner - CodeBreaker NCLEX Prep

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