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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic & Emergency Medical Technician


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Paramedic

Faculty: E. Lee - Chair, Tabor
Health Sciences Building 325 • 417-625-3020

Mission

The mission of the Missouri Southern State University Department of Emergency Medical Services is to educate and graduate an EMS professional who is a competent entry-level practitioner. The program is designed to develop and promote conceptual, technical, contextual, integrative and adaptive competence so that graduates are well-rounded in all phases of professional behavior. Graduates will be prepared to enter the health professions workforce and be eligible for licensure, certification and advanced education.

The College of Health Sciences and the Department of Emergency Medical Services offer certificate programs preparing students to challenge the National Registry examinations. The program is closely integrated with area Emergency Medical Services and area Trauma Centers. Classroom instruction is supplemented by laboratory, scenario-based practicals and high-fidelity simulation. Students also gain patient care experience during clinical and field rotations. The clinical training is arranged through area hospitals and advanced life support ambulance services. The program meets through three consecutive semesters beginning each fall semester.

Students seeking admission to the program are encouraged to apply early, as admission preference is given to those submitting a completed application packet by July 1st. Students should contact the Director of Emergency Medical Services for more information. There are special book and equipment costs for this program. 

Statement of Accreditation

The MSSU Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). For more information contact:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater FL 33756 or call 727-210-2350

Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett TX 75088 or call 214-703-8445

Admission Criteria

  1. Must be 18 years of age before first class.
  2. High school graduation diploma or its equivalent.
  3. Possession of current State of Missouri EMT license, or eligibility and ability to obtain one by first day of class.
  4. Completion of PARA 0201 - Concepts of A&P in EM Care   OR BIO 0121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  (or equivalent) with a grade of “C” or better.
  5. Submission of completed application and required materials by application deadline.
  6. Submission of MSSU admission application by program application deadline.
  7. Possess a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider CPR certification

For additional information on the Paramedic Program contact:
Edward Lee
Health Sciences Building 319
417-625-3020 • lee-e@mssu.edu

Emergency Medical Technician

Faculty: E. Lee - Chair, Tabor
Health Sciences Building 325 • 417.625.3020

Mission

The College of Health Sciences and the Department of Emergency Medical Services offer certificate programs preparing students to challenge the National Registry examinations. The program is closely integrated with area Emergency Medical Services and area Trauma Centers. Classroom instruction is supplemented by laboratory, scenario-based practicals and high-fidelity simulation. Students also gain patient care experience during clinical and field rotations. The clinical training is arranged through area hospitals and advanced life support ambulance services. The program meets through one semester beginning each fall and spring semester.

Students seeking admission to the program are encouraged to apply early, as admission preferences is given to those submitting a completed application packet on a first-come basis. Students should contact the Director of Emergency Medical Services for more information. Special book and equipment charges are assessed for this program. 

Statement of Accreditation

The MSSU Emergency Medical Technician Program is accredited through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri Unit of Emergency Medical Services. The Emergency Medical Technician Program meets all requirements of the National Standard Curriculum.

Admission Criteria

  1. Must be 18 years of age to sit for the National Registry examinations.
  2. High school graduation diploma (or equivalent) or a student in good standing at the high school junior or senior level.
  3. Must submit proof of required immunizations.
  4. Pass a thorough, department approved background check.
  5. A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider CPR certification.
  6. Submit application and required documents by the application deadline.

Programs

    Major Programs (Undergraduate)
    Certificates (Undergraduate)

    Courses

      Paramedic

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