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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EMS Paramedicine Major, BS

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Program Director
Keith A. Monosky, PhD, MPM, EMT-P

Medical Program Director
Jackson Horsley, MD

Program Coordinator
Vickie Ostrow

Robert Carlson, BS, EMT-P
Cole Gravel, BS, EMT-P
Keith A. Monosky, PhD, MPM, EMT-P
James Pierce, EMT-P
Lenny Ugaitafa, BS, EMT-P

The paramedicine major is designed for students who plan to become a certified pre-hospital professional in emergency medical services. The paramedicine major provides the graduate with the requisite skill sets for entry-level competence in advanced life support emergency medical services, as well as superior skills in advanced life support and leadership abilities in emergency medical services.

The delivery format includes classroom lectures, group discussions, laboratory skills training, hospital clinical experience with observations and practice, field internships, educational internships, administrative internships, pre-hospital research, and simulated scenario-based exercises of complex patient condition which willfully prepare the student for occupations in advanced emergency medical services. This nationally-accredited program meets all of the national curriculum and Washington State standards.

In addition to general admissions, all applicants must meet specific entrance criteria (including a current EMT certification) and be approved by the paramedic selection committee before being admitted into the program. Admission to CWU does not assure entry into the paramedicine major.

Advanced Standing is an option for currently certified and practicing paramedics to earn their Bachelor of Science degree and EMS Paramedicine. This option is made available only for currently certified paramedics that received their education from accredited institutions and that reside in a state that participates in online instruction with Washington state.

Upon acceptance into the Advanced Standing status of the online EMS Paramedicine program, the student shall be awarded up to 44 credits in experiential learning in the major. The explanation of requirements and the substitution of major courses are listed at www.cwu.edu/health-science/paramedicine.

Completion of the major listed below and other degree requirements leads to the bachelor of science in paramedicine and eligibility to take the National Registry EMTs examination for paramedic certification. For students not seeking a degree, a certification option is available.

Total Credits: 105

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