Paramedic Medicine (Certificate of Achievement)

As of July 1, 2018, EMS is a part of the School of Business, Hospitality, and Public Services.
All students interested in pursuing the EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic program should contact the EMS department at (702) 651-5807.
The EMS Department is located at the West Charleston campus in B205.


Nature of Work


Paramedics are an essential member of the emergency medical services team and provide advanced care to patients prior to their arrival in the emergency department. The field of emergency medicine is ideal for any individual seeking a physically and mentally stimulating occupation and who enjoys helping people in his or her time of need. Some of the responsibilities routinely performed by a Paramedic include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing advanced emergency care to critically ill and injured patients in the pre-hospital environment
  • Initiate and administer intravenous therapy
  • Provide medication therapy as indicated
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Secure and protect the patient's airway using basic and advanced techniques

Program Description


The Certificate of Achievement in Paramedic Medicine consists of 51 credit hours of coursework. The program is developed for those students who are seeking a career in pre-hospital emergency care, such as ambulance attendants, fire department, police department, search and rescue, highway patrol, and volunteer ambulance personnel. The Paramedic Medicine Program at CSN meets or surpasses all national Department of Transportation requirements.

CSN offers a stepladder approach to classes in Emergency Medical Training. The EMT course is open to any student 18 years of age or older and provides instruction in basic emergency medical care. The AEMT course offers advanced training with an introduction to advanced medical life support. In order to be admitted into the AEMT course, an individual must have a current EMT certification.

The Certificate of Achievement program provides students with advanced emergency medical skills training and offers a comprehensive, in-depth study of advanced medical life support. Upon successful completion of the paramedic-training program, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination for Paramedic certification. Students may then choose to complete the next phase of the program and earn an Associate's Degree in Applied Science/Paramedic Medicine.

Paramedic Program Outcomes


Program Outcomes for 2017:

  • National Registry Written Pass Rate: 100%
  • National Registry First Time Written Pass Rate: 97.1%
  • National Registry Practical Pass Rate: 100%
  • National Registry First Time Psychomotor Pass Rate: 95.2%
  • Programmatic Attrition Rate: 11.9%
  • Programmatic Retention Rate: 88.1%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

Accreditation


The CSN Paramedic Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992

Paramedic Medicine (CoA) Requirements


Paramedic Medicine COA Advising Sheet - Regular Track
Paramedic Medicine Career Guide
 

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of EMS Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.
 

Admission Requirements


An application for admission must be submitted by the application deadline and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. This material is reviewed using selection criteria set by the program. 

Paramedic Experience Documentation Form

Paramedic Medicine (Associate of Applied Science)


Nature of Work


Paramedics are an essential member of the emergency medical services team and provide advanced care to patients prior to their arrival in the emergency department. The field of emergency medicine is ideal for any individual seeking a physically and mentally stimulating occupation and who enjoys helping people in his or her time of need. Some of the responsibilities routinely performed by a Paramedic include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing advanced emergency care to critically ill and injured patients in the pre-hospital environment
  • Initiate and administer intravenous therapy
  • Provide medication therapy as indicated
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Secure and protect the patient's airway using basic and advanced techniques

Program Description


The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedic Medicine consists of 65 credit hours of coursework. The program is developed for students who are seeking employment as an ambulance attendant, fire fighter, and emergency department technician. The Paramedic Medicine Program at CSN meets or surpasses the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements.

CSN offers a stepladder approach to classes in Emergency Medical Training. The EMT course is open to any student 18 years of age or older and provides instruction in basic emergency medical care. The AEMT course offers advanced training with an introduction to advanced medical life support. In order to be admitted into the AEMT course, an individual must have a current EMT certification.

The Associate of Applied Science degree program provides students with advanced emergency medical skills training and offers a comprehensive, in-depth study of advanced medical life support. Upon successful completion of the paramedic-training program, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination for Paramedic certification.

Paramedic Program Outcomes


(4 year cumulative 2014 -2017)
- National Registry Written First Time Pass Rate: 98.80%
- National Registry Practical First Time Pass Rate: 97.65%
- Programmatic Attrition Rate: 14.32%
- Programmatic Retention Rate: 85.69%
- Positive Placement Rate: 96.05%

Accreditation


The CSN Paramedic Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992

Paramedic Medicine (AAS) Requirements


Paramedic Medicine AAS Advising Sheet - Regular Track
Paramedic Medicine Career Guide

Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of EMS Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.
 

Admission Requirements


An application for admission must be submitted by the application deadline and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. This material is reviewed using selection criteria set by the program. 

Paramedic Experience Documentation Form

Scholarship Opportunity


The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Foundation EMS Scholarship Opportunities: Available for individuals in Nevada who wish to pursue a career in EMS or advance their EMS training level:
• Up to $1,000 for individuals to become certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT).
• Up to $2,000 for current EMS practitioners to become a Paramedic.
The following criteria will be used in the scholarship selection process:
• Commitment to entering the EMS profession;
• Financial need;
• Dedication to the community;
• Ability to serve as a positive ambassador to the EMS profession
Online applications are being accepted for EMS programs beginning in 2015! View the Scholarship Guidelines and Apply here. It is our hope that the information and scholarship opportunities provided will help to strengthen and build the future of EMS in Nevada. If you have questions about the scholarship program, please contact us at 1-800-346-2368.