B.S., Paramedicine

https://www.creighton.edu/ems/programs

Program Director: Ryan Batenhorst, MEd, NRP
Program Office: Old Gym/Vinardi Center, 402-280-1280, ems@creighton.edu

BSPMC, Bachelor of Science in PARAMEDICINE

Completion of PMC 604 Paramedicine Financial Management with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent course and National Registry or state EMT certification are required prior to beginning 300-level and above courses.

Major Requirements: 55 Credits

PMC 101Fundamentals of Paramedicine4
PMC 301Preparatory5
PMC 403Patient Assessment3
PMC 406Airway, Ventilation and Respiratory Emergencies3
PMC 407Trauma4
PMC 411Special Patient Populations3
PMC 412Cardiology5
PMC 413Operations2
PMC 414Medical Emergencies I5
PMC 415Assessment Based Management1
PMC 416Medical Emergencies II4
PMC 420Clinical Practicum I1
PMC 421Field Observation1
PMC 422Clinical Practicum II2
PMC 423Field Experience2
PMC 424Clinical Practicum III2
PMC 425Field Internship-Capstone2
PMC Electives: Select six hours 400-level or above: 1
Paramedicine Educators
Management of Paramedicine Systems
Special Topics in Paramedicine
Critical Care Paramedic
Directed Independent Readings
Directed Independent Study
Directed Independent Research
Total Credits49

 Supporting Courses

Additionally, the following Supporting Courses are required:

Natural Sciences
BIO 149Biology for the Non-Science Major3
or BIO 201 General Biology: Organismal and Population
or BIO 202 General Biology: Cellular and Molecular
BMS 111Basic Human Anatomy4
or BMS 311 Basic Human Anatomy
BMS 303Physiology4
or BIO 449 Physiology
or EXS 320 Human Physiology
CHM 105Introductory Chemistry3
or CHM 111 Fundamentals of General Chemistry
or CHM 203 General Chemistry I
or CHM 205 General Chemistry II
Social Sciences
PSY 201Introductory Psychology3
or ANT 113 Introduction to Anthropology: Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society
Total Credits17

Students who have successfully completed PMC 301-PMC 425 are eligible to test for National Registry certification as a paramedic.

BSpmc (Online) Degree Completion Pathway

  • This pathway to degree completion is for current Nationally certified paramedics.

A Creighton University Bachelor’s degree requires the completion of 128 semester credit hours. Forty-eight of these credit hours must be earned at Creighton University, including the final 32 hours, and a minimum of 15 credit hours must be earned in the major area of study through the College of Nursing.

After completing all coursework for degree completion, a total of 49 credit hours will be awarded as block credits, without tuition expense, to recognize your paramedic education and experience.

CPS 200Making the Transition to College:Strategies for Degree Completion3
IPE 500Introduction to Collaborative Care0
ILS 303Ethical Dimensions of Leadership3
ILS 306Social Justice: In Thought and Action3
ILS 320Theories of Leadership and Organizational Change3
ILS 331Healthcare in Society3
ILS XXX (course under construction)3
ILS XXX (course under construction)3
PMC Electives - 15 credits
PMC Capstone Portfolio3

A candidate for an Associate in Science degree in EMS must have earned 72 semester hours. Students who earn an associate degree may continue on for a bachelor’s degree. All work completed in an associate degree program can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

At least 32 hours for the Associate in Science must be completed in residence at Creighton University. At least 15 semester hours in the major field must be completed at Creighton.

Associate Degree Requirements:  72 Credits

Associate in Science in paramedicine

Degree-seeking students enrolled through the College of Nursing are required to complete CPS 200: Making the Transition to College. Students who have successfully completed RSP Culture of Collegiate Life and inter-college transfer to the College of Nursing are not required to complete this requirement.

Required Course
CPS 200Making the Transition to College:Strategies for Degree Completion3
Magis Core Foundations: 15
Select all of the following Foundations components:
Contemporary Composition (3)
Critical Issues in Human Inquiry (3)
Oral Communication (1)
Mathematical Reasoning (2)
Philosophical Ideas (3)
The Christian Tradition (3)
Magis Core Explorations:5
Select 5 credits from the following. Ethics is required.
Understanding Natural Science (2)
Understanding Social Science (3)
Global Perspectives in History (3)
Literature (3)
Ethics (3) *required
The Biblical Tradition (3)
Major Requirements24-49
See Major for specific requirements
Electives8-17
Select Electives to reach 64 credits 1
Required Course
CPS 200Making the Transition to College:Strategies for Degree Completion3
Magis Core Foundations: 15
Select all of the following Foundations components:
Contemporary Composition (3)
Critical Issues in Human Inquiry (3)
Oral Communication (1)
Mathematical Reasoning (2)
Philosophical Ideas (3)
The Christian Tradition (3)
Magis Core Explorations:5
Select 5 credits from the following. Ethics is required.
Understanding Natural Science (2)
Understanding Social Science (3)
Global Perspectives in History (3)
Literature (3)
Ethics (3) *required
The Biblical Tradition (3)
Major Requirements24-49
See Major for specific requirements
Electives8-17
Select Electives to reach 64 credits 1