Who are we accredited
St. John’s University is Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
The St. John’s University Emergency
Medical Service Institute Paramedic Program is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs www.caahep.org upon the recommendation of the Committee on
Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical
Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
What is the admissions
- High School diploma or General
Educational Development (GED) diploma.
- Valid certification as a New York State
Emergency Medical Technician for the duration of the program.
It is the responsibility of the paramedic student to make
arrangements for a recertification (“refresher”) course if they are
scheduled to expire prior to the New York State certifying written
- Experience in prehospital care, as an
active member of an EMS agency.
- Documentation (Paperwork provided by STJ
EMS Institute) from private physician of good general health
including the capability to perform the physical requirement of the
- Paramedic on-line course application form
shall be completed by candidate.
- A complete background check and drug
screening will be required.
All students are reminded that they should
have their own health insurance coverage. St. John’s University or
its affiliates are not responsible for any injury or sickness that
occurs in the scope of training of the STJ EMS student.
Written Screening Exam
- All candidates shall take an open
enrollment screening exam which is administered
- Exam shall be scored and student notified
either onsite, phone or by mail.
- There is a $100 non-refundable screening
exam fee payable by check or money order to St. John’s
Criminal & Drug Back Ground
Once the written exam is complete, there
will be a scheduled oral interview. Upon successful completion of
both portions of the exam, the student must undergo a criminal
background and 10 panel urine drug test. The fee for this is
$105.00 USD. This information will be provided to the student upon
successful completion of the written and oral component of the
screening exam. The student will then be notified in writing, by
mail and or phone if they are accepted into the program.
What is “advanced
Advanced standing recognizes EMS providers
that are certified as NYS advanced emergency medical technicians –
critical care (AEMT-CC) and allows them to supplement their
knowledge and training by participating in a program that will
allow them to obtain NYS and National Registry certification as a
How do I get in the
'Advanced standing” students will compete
for seats in the EMSI’s paramedic original training program. All
candidates are required to take a written screening exam that tests
their EMT knowledge, reading comprehension and math skills. If the
candidate passes they will be called for an oral interview with
EMSI staff. All “advanced placement” candidates must also provide
EMSI with an official transcript from their original AEMT-CC
program and copies of all clinical and
What happens if I am accepted as
an “advanced placement” student?
If accepted into the program advanced
standing students will be given the opportunity to sit for an
interim examination prior to the beginning of each division that
the candidate has previously received training in from their
AEMT-CC original course. If the candidate scores an 85% or better
on the interim examination a learning contract will be generated
for that division advising the candidate what didactic sessions
they will be required to attend, if any, for that specific
division. All students must still attend and participate in all lab
sessions and skills evaluations. A clinical waiver may be granted
on an hour for hour basis by the course medical director after
review of the candidate’s clinical hours and student evaluations
from their original AEMT-CC program.
Experiential Learning: How does
this benefit me?
“Advanced placement” students will not
have to spend as much time in didactic classroom sessions or on
clinical rotations as paramedic original students will have to as
long as they score well on each division interim exam and can
document that they have the required amount of clinical hours with
above satisfactory evaluations
Can I skip skill
No, all students, original and advanced
placement are required to attend all skills labs and skills
Is there a price difference for
“advanced standing” students?
No, the tuition and fees are the same for
Is the length of the course different for
“advanced standing” students?
No, the student will be registered
for a complete program.
Will I be able to use any transfer
No, the student will not be able to use
any transfer credits towards this class. This is a certificate
class only and there are no required credits to complete the
What are the criteria for
You must attend all required session, pass
all your quizzes and division exams with a 75% or better. Passing
on the final exam is 80% and all retest passing is 80%. You must
pass all your BCLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and PHTLS with an 84% or
better. You must maintain a 75% average throughout the program.
Successfully complete all required skills testing stations for each
of the modules. Complete your required clinical and ambulance field
internships before the class final exam. And, you must pass the
class final exam. The criteria for graduation are broken down more
comprehensively in the Academic Guidelines.
What are the Tuition, fees, and
other program costs?
$100.00 (not included in overall
Note: Any changes in tuitions and fees may be made by St.
John's University. These are the current tuition prices and fees
for the 2011 Spring session.
Additional Purchases and
White Lab Coat:
ANSI II Safety vest: $20.00
$25 .00 per shirt
PHTLS Registration: $15.00
Background and Drug Screening: $105.00
Is there a payment
The payment plans are as
Payment Option #1
If paid in full on or before the first
week of class:
$300.00 General Fees
$100.00 Graduation Fee
Payment Option #2:
150.00 Payment plan
$4225.00 is to be paid on or before the
first week of class.
5 payments of $845.00 are to be paid
within the first five months of class.
Failure to meet these payment dates will
incur a 1% monthly interest on each of the payments which are
What if I have to withdraw, can I
get a refund?
Student in good academic standing who
wishes to withdraw from the program must submit a written letter to
the Instructor Coordinator. Student will be eligible for a tuition
credit according to the schedule below. The student is
responsible for paying the difference between the tuition and the
tuition credited. Fees due will not be credited to the student’s
Prior to the beginning of the
100% of tuition will be credited to the student’s
Withdrawal by session 12
75% of tuition will be credited to the student’s
Withdrawal by session 16
50% of tuition will be credited to the student’s
Withdrawal by session 20
25% of tuition will be credited to the student’s
Withdrawal after session 20
0% of tuition will be credited to the student’s
All students are responsible for the
paramedic original course tuition. Any student who fails or is
expelled from the course for any reason at any time in the program
is responsible for the full tuition of the program. The student
will be billed by St. John’s University or its designated
Is the paramedic program covered
by Veterans Benefits?
Yes, as long as the veteran is approved by
the VA. This is also true for the EMT-original class.
Is there a work service program while I am
enrolled in the paramedic program?
We do not offer this program to our
What else do I get from EMSI’s paramedic
All students will be given the opportunity
to obtain the following certifications:
- American Heart Association Basic Cardiac
- American Heart Association Advanced
Cardiac Life Support
- American Heart Association Pediatric
Advanced Life Support
- American Heart Association Neonatal
- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life
- National Registry eligible
- NYC REMAC eligible
We do reserve the right to revise tuition
and fees without prior notice if it becomes necessary. Additional
information will be outlined in the St. John’s University EMS
Institute Paramedic Program Student Academic and Clinical
Guidelines which is covered at the paramedic course