Paramedic Program

  • Paramedic Program

    September 4, 2019
    8:00 a.m.–
    September 2, 2020
    4:30 p.m.

    IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety, 2712 West Pike Road, Indiana, PA 15701

    Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of Paramedics certification exams for state (Pennsylvania) and national certification as a paramedic. This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, and safety professionals.

    To register, visit our application online.

  • The following course is currently being offered. More information on how to apply will be added soon. If you have any questions, please call the office at 724-357-4051.

    Prices and materials are subject to change.

    Sim Man with IRHS PoloFall 2019 Paramedic Program

    The IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety announces the fall 2019 Paramedic Program. This program is primarily designed for future EMS personnel, but is appropriate for anyone who may respond to emergencies, including fire/rescue personnel, nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, and safety professionals.

    Participants who successfully complete this program are eligible to take National Registry of Paramedics certification exams for state (Pennsylvania) and national certification as a paramedic.

    Apply to the Paramedic Program

    IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety, 2712 West Pike Road, Indiana, PA 15701

    Date

    September 4, 2019–September 2, 2020

    Time/Day

    Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Students are required to complete a minimum of five hours of online readings/assignments/quizzes, etc. per week.

    NREMT Psychomotor Exam: TBA

    Program Fees

    $6,500* includes:  

    • Student liability insurance for one year
    • Two student polo shirts
    • Two FISDAP comprehensive exams
    • EMS Testing student account

    This program is approved for Veterans Affairs benefits and federal financial aid (loans and PELL grants). Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have questions about financial aid for attendance in the IUP Paramedic Program, please call the Financial Aid office at 724-357-2218 or email them at financial-aid@iup.edu. The campus Office of Veterans Affairs can be reached at 724-357-3009.

    Additional Fees

    • ACLS textbook
    • PALS textbook
    • PHTLS textbook
    • ECG textbook
    • Caroline AAOS 8th Edition e-textbook and tracking program, workbook, hardcopy of textbook
    • Limmer Creative Apps-precourse apps and apps used during course
    • Physicals
    • Blood work
    • Titers/immunizations
    • Drug screen(s)
    • Fuel for your personal vehicle to travel to and from class, clinical, and field sites
    • Parking at clinical and/or field sites
    • National Registry CBE and any retests
    • Retest(s) or site fees for the National Registry practical exams
    • BDU pants
    • Work boots
    • Equipment: Stethoscope, pen light, trauma scissors, EKG calipers
    • Castle Branch (information listed below)

    Castle Branch

    Castle Branch is the company that the IUP Paramedic Program is using to upload documentation as well as for HIPPA Training. Some of the additional fees for this company are listed below.

    $89 Paramedic Package includes:

    • Background clearances
    • Criminal reporting fee (Act 34)
    • FBI fingerprinting fee (Act 114)
    • Child abuse clearance fee (Act 33)

    There are additional fees with the above checks based on the site where you go for testing.

    • HIPPA
    • Compliance Tracker

    Drug Panel Test is an additional fee

    • $37 or $72 Drug Panel test (price dependent upon clinical site)

    Prerequisite

    Student must be a certified emergency medical technician

    Course Requirements

    Course includes online components, lab and classroom, skill, and field sessions. Students must meet minimum physical capabilities of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 

    • Vision
      Students must have visual acuity sufficient to distinguish visual color discrimination in examining patients and determining by appearance diagnostic signs that require immediate detection and proper action. 
    • Hearing
      Students must have hearing acuity sufficient to receive verbal directions and instructions to distinguish diagnostic signs.
    • Reading/Writing
      Students must have the ability to read English sufficiently to read items such as prescription bottles, and to write English sufficiently to complete patient record forms and examinations.
    • Physical
      Students must have the ability to perform the skill objectives as outlined in New Education Standards. Note: All students must have the aptitude as listed above when taking the practical skills examination for national certification. Medical problems must be resolved prior to taking the practical/skill examinations.

    Teaching-Learning Methods

    Teaching-learning methods in this course may include, but are not limited to, the following: assigned readings, interactive lectures, discussion, critical thinking activities, and paramedic portfolio lab activities.

    • To better prepare our students, the IUP Paramedic Program prepares our students to think critically. To better develop the critical thinking process, it is mandatory that students complete the required interactive lectures, required readings, and pre-course assignments prior to class/lab.
    • During classes and labs, questions will be asked concerning the interactive lecture materials, electronic readings, and/ or pre-course/lab assignments. If students have questions regarding course materials or course structure, the instructor will respond either by verbally explaining or through the use of visual materials. (Ex. PowerPoint)
    • Labs are designed to reinforce and clarify the information obtained from students from the interactive lectures, electronic readings, and pre-course assignments. This allows the students to gain the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course and become an entry competent paramedic in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains.

    Interactive Lecture Overview

    Navigate Interactive Course Lectures cover the entire scope of the National EMS Education Standards and promote student engagement and retention. Using instructional design best practices, these fully narrated lectures provide critical topic review based on key learning objectives presented in online modules that students explore at their own pace. Navigate Interactive Course Lectures enhance comprehension, improve concept retention, and prepare students for more advanced activities.

    Technical Requirement for Navigate 2

    To work successfully with Navigate 2 and other Jones & Bartlett Learning products, your computer/mobile device should match one of the supported browser and operating system configurations. Navigate 2 and other Jones & Bartlett Learning products may run on newer (or even slightly older) versions of these browsers, but a version is not considered fully supported until it is specified with a X in the table below.

    OS/ Platform
    Safari 7.0
    Safari 8.0
    Firefox 37
    Chrome 42
    IE 11
    IE10
    MAC 10.7+
    X
    X
    X
    X
       
    Windows 7
        X
    X
    X
    X
    Windows 8.1
        X
    X
    X
    X
    iPad 2 with iOS 8+
      X
           
    iPad 3/ Air with iOS 8+
      X
           
    iPad Mini with iOS 8+
      X
           
    iPhone with iOS 8+*
      X
           
    Android tablet with OS 4.3†
          X
       
    Android phone with OS 4.1*
          X
       
    Windows 8 Tablet
            X
    X

    + Means minimum version, tested to latest current version widely available.

    * Applications currently operate correctly, but in an attenuated manner within small screen sizes. Additionally, the Navigate eReader is not compatible with mobile devices with screen sizes smaller than 7 inches. Users on smaller screens cannot necessarily access all functionality. This issue will be addressed in a future release.

    † Excludes the Kindle and Nook platforms. The Flash Player used in the off-line eBook reader is not supported beyond Android 4.1. The issue will be addressed in a future release.

    Preregistration

    Preregistration is required.

    IUP reserves the right to cancel any program, at which time deposit/registration fees would be refunded. Enrollment is limited; however, late registrations will be accepted if space is available.

    Refund Policy

    See IUP Refund Policy

    Withdrawal Policy

    A student may withdraw from the program at any time through the completion of a signed withdrawal form. See refund policy.

    College Credit for IUP Students

    IUP students who successfully complete the Paramedic program at IUP are eligible for up to 30 credits through the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science. 

    Letter of Review

    The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. This letter is not a CAAHEP accreditation status—it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is not a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

    To contact CoAEMSP:

    8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
    Rowlett, TX 75088
    214-703-8445
    FAX 214-703-8992
    CoAEMSP website

    Paramedic Program Outcomes #600853

    "No graduates during the 2017 reporting year."