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Paramedic Certification for Registered Nurses

This program is offered at Clark State's Springfield - Downtown location.

This program is designed to provide education encompassing the entire Paramedic curriculum in an enhanced format. The registered nurse who has prior education and experience in emergency and/or critical care will have the opportunity to achieve advanced standing in the Paramedic Certification Program.

Prerequisites
An individual seeking a career in emergency medical services should realize that to be successful, he/she must be emotionally stable, flexible and physically fit enough to perform the minimum entry-level job requirements.

Prior to entering EMS 2288, the student must meet the following entrance requirements:

  • Complete a Request to Enter form, available on-line or from the Public Safety Services office.
  • Have Ohio EMT-Basic certification.
  • Have current BLS/CPR provider, ACLS provider or instructor, and PALS provider or instructor certification.  PHTLS or ITLS provider certifications are recommended.
  • Complete physical exam and health requirements prior to attending clinical.
  • Complete criminal background check and drug screen pror to attending clinical if required by clinical agency.
  • Have active Ohio licensure/certification as RN, nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist or physician’s assistant.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Paramedic Certificate a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role of entry-level paramedic.
  • Communicate (written, verbal) effectively with patients, families, healthcare providers, and other supportive agencies.
  • Exhibit ethical behaviors consistent with professional standards and employer expectations
  • Demonstrate ability to integrate patho-physiologic and psycho-social principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the out-of-hospital patient.
Course Title Credits
EMS 2288 Paramedic Theory/RNs 5
  Total Credit Hours 5

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.