Program Locations: Grand Island Campus
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Health Sciences

Our Paramedicine program is designed to prepare you for employment in a variety of positions within emergency medical services, including government, hospital-based and private ambulance services, hospital, and patient transport services, along with the ability to serve as a volunteer with specifically designated ambulance service.

Our goal is to prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

Our Paramedicine associate of applied science degree prepares you to take the National Registry of Emergency Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), certifying examination for paramedics upon graduation. This is required by the State of Nebraska as a component for initial state licensure. Paramedicine diploma and certificate options also are available.

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science



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Program Outcomes

75% within 3 attempts successful pass rate on the 2022 Paramedic NREMT
80% Retention rate for 2022
100% Paramedic job positive placement or continuing education for 2022

88% within 3 attempts successful pass rate on the 2023 Paramedic NREMT
90% Retention rate for 2023
88.9% Paramedic job positive placement or continuing education for 2023


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Finish in 2 years by completing 4 semesters and 2 summer sessions

The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on assessment  scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

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Paramedicine Program Director

Amy Santos

Dean of Instruction – Health Sciences

Sarah Kort

Paramedicine Program Medical Director

Dr. Brent Barta

Admissions Requirements


All students must meet the minimum requirements to enter the program:

  • College Application
  • High School, Home School or GED Transcript
  • Official College Transcripts (If applicable)
  • ACT, ACCUPLACER or ASSET test scores
  • Current BLS CPR certification or equivalent 
  • Current EMT license
  • Proof of current vaccinations (immunization form)
  • Students are required to complete a background check and drug testing (at student's expense). Admission to the program is contingent on the results of the check. 

The student is also required to have an interview with the program director before the student will be approved for admission to the program.


Our Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on 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 
9355 113th St. N #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Fax: 727-210-2354

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, TX 75088  
Fax: 214-703-8992


Skills Lab

Throughout the program, students will be required to prove efficiency and competence of the skills within the scope of practice of a paramedic as prescribed by the National Standards Curriculum and the State of Nebraska. Skill labs will be conducted within different controlled settings (ex. Open lab, scheduled practice night or a random mock ambulance call), per the discretion of the instructor and the paramedicine program.

Skill Progression

As the student progresses through the program, they will be required to successfully perform a specific number of skills to be complete the program. Skills will be tracked through the use of FISDAP Skills Portfolio and Skills Tracker. All skill attempts will be tracked; however, only those that are successful shall count toward the student’s required count. Students will not have the ability to perform skills during their clinical experience until they have been signed off by the instructor.

Skills Testing

Each individual lecture course could have skills tied to the theory portion of the course. The student will be evaluated through the use of prescribed skill sheets provided by the National Registry of EMT’s. Skill sets from both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers. The student is required to pass all skills evaluation at the end of each course, term and program. As stated within the Grading section, failure of the skills evaluation will result in a failing grade of the course. Failure of one of the end of term comprehensive skills evaluation will place the student on program academic probation. Failure of two of the end of term comprehensive skills evaluation, the student will be recommended for program dismissal. Failure of the comprehensive skills evaluation at the end of the program will render the student ineligible for National Registry testing. 

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