Interim Co-Deans: Mary Kunes-Connell, PhD, RN and Helen Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM (September 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)
Dean: Catherine Todero, PhD, RN, FAAN (July 1., 2023 - August 31, 2023)
Paramedicine Program Director : Ryan Batenhorst, MEd, NRP

Mission Statement

The Paramedicine department, founded on the principles of Jesuit, Catholic tradition and honoring the credo and mission of the university, is committed to providing a distinctive education which empowers individuals to become critical thinking, compassionate, respectful, skilled, and knowledgeable clinicians, who embrace authentic and servant leadership as well as value education as a lifelong process.

Statement of Goals

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective  learning domains.

Paramedicine as a Profession

Paramedicine, a physician-directed practice of medicine, is often viewed as the intersection of health care, public health, and public safety. Paramedicine represents an expansion of the traditional notion of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as simply an emergency response system. Paramedicine is the totality of the roles and responsibilities of individuals trained and credentialed as EMS practitioners. These practitioners have been referred to as various levels of EMS practitioners.   Paramedics represent the highest practitioner level in this domain. Additional practitioner levels S. include Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMTs).

Creighton University’s paramedicine program, grounded in the Jesuit core values of women and men for and with others, cura personalis, forming and educating agents of change, prepares members of the profession to be confident leaders who can accept the challenges associated with this profession as well as the high degree of responsibility associated with being a paramedic. The program prepares graduates with  the depth and breadth of  knowledge and skills to function as members of interprofessional teams caring for patients in diverse types of circumstances.  Along with a sound depth of knowledge and proficiency in performing skills, the graduate will develop into a caring professional with excellent communication skills and a respect for all patients and colleagues. 


Creighton University's Paramedicine Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US HWY 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: (727) 210-2350  Fax: (727) 210-2354

To contact CoAEMSP:
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 70588
Phone: (214) 703-8445  Fax: (214) 703-8992

Associate Degree in Paramedicine

Accelerated Master's Program

  • The following program is designed for students to complete their Bachelor's degree in Paramedicine while also pursuing a Master's degree.

B.S. in Paramedicine to M.S., Paramedicine