I think bridges/challenges are good for certain people but they're not for everyone.
I agree, the problem is that how are you supposed to know which people they are for and which they aren't.
I'm not against a bridge course from RN to Paramedic, as pointed most of a Paramedic course would be redundant for an RN. How much of it is redundant is the issue. My Medic course is a year and 6 months long without a break(added on to EMT school which was 5 months). Are you telling me a year, and 5 months would be redundant? One RN in my Paramedic class(who has struggled mightily) would certainly disagree with that statement, as would one of our instructors who is an RN as well as a Paramedic.