Training & Certifications

Paramedic

Creighton University EMS Education has been offering EMS programs since 1974. While many changes have occurred in EMS, we remain committed to educating competent entry level paramedics who are prepared to meet the needs of today's dynamic pre-hospital environment. Our faculty include experienced EMS educators, pre-hospital providers, registered nurses and critical care physicians. Students participate in an intensive year long program consisting of approximately 650 hours of lecture and lab plus practical skills sessions and case studies. We have state-of-the-art labs and patient simulation equipment. An additional 500-600 hours of clinical education are taken in area hospitals and in the out-of-hospital environment. Students are involved in these components concurrently enabling them to combine theory with practical applications.

The Creighton University EMS Education Program is approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to provide EMS education.  Creighton University's Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Didactic Training

The classroom portion of the Paramedic program is comprised of lectures, practical skills sessions, case studies, review sessions, as well as written and practical testing including the following topics:

  • Anatomy & Physiology             
  • Fundamentals of Paramedicine
  • Advanced Patient Assessment
  • Airway Management & Ventilation
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Trauma
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • EMS Operations
  • Disaster Response

Certifications Included as part of this Training Program:

  1. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course (ACLS)
  2. Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  3. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  4. Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals (PEPP)
  5. Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to complete the National Registry Paramedic examination.

Course Dates

August 23, 2017 - July 28, 2018   Registration is closed. Registration for the 2018/19 program will open on January 1.

Students wanting to apply for the program will need active and in good standing EMT certification at the state or National Registry level as well as current CPR certification at the healthcare provider/professional rescuer level.

Additional Information

As a program requirement, participants must have an appropriate laptop for use throughout the duration of the program. Technological requirements are available here: https://spahp.creighton.edu/sites/spahp.creighton.edu/files/SPAHP-Techno.... (Inking Capability is not a requirement for EMS Education, as discussed on page 2.) Please contact us directly if you need assistance in meeting the technology requirements or have questions about an existing device.

This information is to help the student anticipate some costs associated with the Paramedic program. These are estimates only and do not necessarily reflect all expenses associated with the program.

  • Tuition (certificate/non-credit)* $8,425
  • Textbooks $600
  • Comprehensive Background Check $50
  • Certification Examination Fees $235
  • Uniform (one pair of pants, two shirts) $150
  • Creighton University ID Card $10
  • Drug Screen $35
  • Immunizations for Health Science Students - Cost Varies
  • Health Insurance - Cost Varies

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*Credit students are billed tuition at the current credit hour rate.

Uniform Requirement

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