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Paramedic Certification for Registered Nurses

Paramedic Certification for Registered Nurses

This program is available at the 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.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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

Academic Requirements

Individuals seeking a career in emergency medical services should realize that to be successful, they must be emotionally stable, flexible and physically fit 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 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 prior to attending clinical if required by clinical agency.
  • Have active Ohio licensure/certification as RN, nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist or physician’s assistant.


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