Program Links

Contact Information
Brandie Green
Program Director
(702) 651-7542
ems@csn.edu
Anita Cullors
Administrative Assistant
(702) 651-5807


About Emergency Medical Technician Program (EMT and Advanced EMT)

This is a one semester program that is open to any student 18 years of age or older and provides instruction in basic emergency medical care skills.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is an open enrollment program.

What to Expect

Students are enrolled in didactic and lab training sessions. Approximately 4-6 weeks after the start of a semester, students are assigned to a variety of health care agencies to observe basic emergency skills. Students who achieve a grade of "C" or higher are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination for certification.


About Paramedic Medicine (Certificate of Achievement)

This is a four-semester program that is open to certified AEMTs.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is a Limited Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet - Summer
Program Advisement Sheet - Spring

What to Expect

Students are enrolled in didactic and lab training sessions and may be expected to complete in excess of 18 credits per semester. Clinical rotations are completed throughout the program. A field internship on either an ambulance or fire rescue is the final phase of the training program. Students who achieve a "C" or higher are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination for certification.


About Paramedic Medicine (Associate of Applied Science)

This is a four-semester program that is open to certified AEMTs.

Where Do I Start?

Important Advising Information

This is a Limited Entry Program
Program Advisement Sheet - Summer
Program Advisement Sheet - Spring

What to Expect

Students are enrolled in didactic and lab training sessions and may be expected to complete in excess of 18 credits per semester. Clinical rotations are completed throughout the program. A field internship on either an ambulance or fire rescue is the final phase of the training program. Students who achieve a "C" or higher are eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs examination for certification.

Nature of Work

The EMT and the Advanced EMT (AEMT) are an essential element of the emergency medical services team. The following is a brief overview of the job responsibilities:

EMT: Patient assessment, airway management, oxygen therapy, splinting, spinal motion restriction, and emergency care of critically ill and injured victims.

AEMT: Advanced airway management, intravenous fluid administration, and advanced medication administration.

EMTs and AEMTs are eligible to work in the prehospital and clinical setting. In the prehospital environment both are typically partnered with a Paramedic and work 8, 12, and 24-hour shifts. Those employed in clinical settings typically work three 12-hour shifts per week in the emergency department. Both are eligible for employment with private ambulance services, fire departments, and hospitals.


Program Description

The College of Southern Nevada offers a step ladder approach to classes in Emergency Medical Training. The EMT course is open enrollment to any CSN student 18 years of age or older and provides instruction in basic emergency medical care. The AEMT course introduces the student to advance life support (ALS) care.

In order to be admitted into the AEMT (EMS 115B) course, the individual must:


Accreditation

The College of Southern Nevada is accredited by 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).


Certification of Completion Course Requirements

Program Course Sheet
Career Guide and Approximate Costs

Note: Students 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 required to meet with the Disability Resources Center and must provide written documentation of his or her disability.


Admission Requirements

The CSN Emergency Technician program is an Open Entry Program, therefore, a "Limited Entry Application" for admission to a Health Science Program is NOT required. However, students enrolled in the program must show proof of the following:


New Student Checklist

Students who are planning to register for this Open-Entry Health Science program should complete the steps outlined on the Checklist for New Students.


Please note: After registering for the courses, all EMS students must attend a mandatory EMS meeting prior to attending class. Dates and times of the mandatory EMS meeting will be available during registration.

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:


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

(3 year cumulative 2012-2014)
National Registry Written: 100%
National Registry Practical: 100%
Programmatic Retention Rate: 77.6%
Positive Placement Rates: 87.2%


Accreditation

The College of Southern Nevada is accredited by 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).


Paramedic Medicine at CSN (Certificate of Achievement)

Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines - Spring
Career Guide and Approximate Costs - Spring
Selection Criteria - Spring
Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines - Summer
Career Guide and Approximate Costs - Summer
Selection Criteria - Summer

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

This is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, 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. Applicants are notified of their standing by the Limited Entry office.

Paramedic Experience Documentation Form


Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Student's First Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
How to Transfer Credits to CSN From Other Colleges

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:


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

(3 year cumulative 2012-2014)
National Registry Written: 100%
National Registry Practical: 100%
Programmatic Retention Rate: 77.6%
Positive Placement Rates: 87.2%


Accreditation

The College of Southern Nevada is accredited by 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).


Paramedic Medicine at CSN (AAS)

Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines - Spring
Career Guide and Approximate Costs - Spring
Selection Criteria - Spring
Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines - Summer
Career Guide and Approximate Costs - Summer
Selection Criteria - Summer

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

This is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, 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. Applicants are notified of their standing by the Limited Entry office.

Paramedic Experience Documentation Form


Student's First Checklist

New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Student's First Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
How to Transfer Credits to CSN From Other Colleges


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.