Programs of Study
Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
Career Studies Certificate
PURPOSE: This program provides a bridge from the Intermediate level to the entry-level Paramedic certification and offers registered nurses with experience in critical care an opportunity to meet the requirements to become a Paramedic.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: National Registry Paramedic
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
PROGRAM NOTES: Applicants must have completed the Emergency Medical Services Intermediate Career Studies Certificate or hold a current Virginia or NREMT – Intermediate certification and hold a current CPR card. Students desiring to further their emergency medical training and capabilities should consider the EMS Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree after completing this career studies certificate.
Financial Requirements: In addition to the regular college tuition and fees, the EMS program requires the items listed below, Costs listed are subject to change.
To determine current tuition and fees, visit www.reynolds.edu/pay_for_college/tuition.aspx, or call the School of Nursing and Allied Health office at (804)523-5375. The instructor will inform students of the textbooks and other required learning materials needed in the syllabus for each course.
CONTINUATION IN THE PROGRAM: Students must achieve a course grade of at least "B" (80) in each EMS course with the exception of EMS 205, which requires a minimum grade of at least a "C" (70).
FUNCTIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: The functional skills listed below apply to students entering the EMS – Emergency Medical Technician CSC, EMS –Intermediate CSC, EMS – Paramedic CSC, and EMS – Paramedic AAS degree. Students entering these programs must have the ability to:
RN TO PARAMEDIC BRIDGE PROGRAM: Registered nurses with two years’ experience in a critical care setting (ICU, CCU, ER) may contact the EMS program head at 804-523-5768 to obtain information regarding completion of the EMS-Paramedic CSC to become a Paramedic.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_221-146-05.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.