Our nationally Accredited Paramedic Program is a rigorous 1100 + hour program consisting of extensive didactic and clinical training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. The course is divided into didactic training, lab sessions, clinical rotations, field experience, and field internship.
Our lecturers are Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics and Specialty Lecturers. We strive to mirror the information as if it was being presented in a medical school setting. The labs are done at the school to make the student proficient in the various skills the paramedic needs to know.
The students take the skills they have learned in the lab and complete clinical rotations to master the skills. The clinical rotations are completed on Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulances, Adult ED, Pediatric ED, Anesthesia/Operating Room, ICU, Labor and Delivery. The clinical rotations are separate from lab and didactic work.
In order to facilitate the accreditation process, St. John's University EMS Institute uses an electronic tracking system for student's clinical records. This facilitates student credentialing and tracking, as well as, assist in nationwide EMS research and the continued evaluation of our program. You can see what FISDAP is all about at www.fisdap.net
Once you have completed the NYS Paramedic Program the student will sit for the New York State Certification Examination. This certification is good for 3 years. After 3 years, the Paramedic certification will expire. The Paramedic must take a Paramedic Refresher course before the 3 year time frame, and is usually taken about 6 months before expiration.
If you wish to work in New York City, the student, after passing the state exam, will have to take the NYC REMAC exam. This certificate is also good for 3 years and must be recertified too.
The Paramedic Program follows the New York State Department of Health Guidelines and National Registry Guidelines.
St. John's University
Emergency Medical Service InstituteDr. Andrew Bartilucci Center
175-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, New York 11365
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
During open enrollment, you must submit a copy of your valid NYS EMT card, government issued photo ID (ie: driver’s license or Passport) and your GED, high school diploma or college transcript along with a $200.00 non-refundable application fee payable by money order only to St. John’s University.
All students are also required to complete a criminal background screening check and 10 panel drug screening conducted by an independent third party provider. The fee for this process is $175.00 payable directly to the third party provider. Upon successfully passing the background screening a $1000.00 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your seat in the class, this will be deducted from your tuition upon enrollment in the program.
Currently with the transitional phase out of NYS EMT-CC, current EMT-CC’s will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the paramedic program director and medical director. The new paramedic portfolio requirements that are required by the National Registry of EMT’s and our accreditation bodies require much more clinical competencies and hourly requirements to completed during the paramedic original course.
In order to reserve your seat in the program, we ask that you send a non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 via bank check, money order or credit card payment, payable to St. Johns University by or on the first day of Orientation Day. This is a nonrefundable deposit which will be applied towards your tuition.
A 10-month payment plan is available. Details are provided at the first orientation, as well as with the refund policy.
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 orientation.
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The bundle package will be covered the first day of orientation. Students are given a bundle price for all the text books and course access codes.
Jones & Bartlett Package includes the following text books.
The St. John’s University paramedic original course is structured to provide the student with a solid foundation of learning. The program follows the paradigm of lecture, lab, rotation for each topic area in the National EMS Education Standards. Students are given assignments on the course syllabus to be completed prior to attending class. Each topic is then covered by an instructor using a variety of techniques including lecture, discussion and small group activities. The student then progresses to practical skills labs where any new skill is demonstrated, practiced and tested to standards set by NYS DOH EMS or the NREMT. Once a student has demonstrated skills competency and has participated in skills-based scenarios they are allowed to schedule themselves for clinical and/or field rotations that will allow them to practice and master the newly learned skill and apply the didactic knowledge they gained in the classroom in actual patient care situations under the supervisor of clinical and field preceptors. The student also takes written quizzes and exams in each subject area to demonstrate their competency in the didactic knowledge required of an entry level paramedic. This program utilizes on-line Learning Management System (LMS). All students are required to have a valid e-mail for the duration of the program and computer access, either at home, a public library or here at the EMS Institute. There is a fee for this LMS and it is included in the textbook bundle you purchase from the publisher. If the student is dropped or resigns from the paramedic program, they will no longer have access to the online course resources. More about our academics will be specifically covered during the first orientation.
Must demonstrate competency is assessment of a patient, handling emergencies using Basic Life Support equipment and techniques. Must be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, provide non- invasive treatment of hypoperfusion, stabilize / immobilize injured bones and the spine, manage environmental emergencies and emergency childbirth. Must be able to use a semi-automatic defibrillator. Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or administer emergency medications as described in state and local protocol.
Must demonstrate competency in all EMT-B skills and equipment usage. Must be able to provide Advanced Life Support using intravenous therapy, defibrillator and advanced airway adjuncts to control the airway in cases of respiratory and cardiac arrest.
The AEMT-Critical Care
Must demonstrate competency in all EMT-B skills and equipment usage. Must be able to provide Advanced Life Support using the AEMT-Intermediate skills and equipment. Must be able to administer appropriate medications.
Must be capable of utilizing all EMT-B and AEMT-intermediate skills and equipment. Must be able to perform under Advanced cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) standards. Must be knowledgeable and competent in the use of a cardiac monitor/defibrillator and intravenous drugs and fluids. The EMT-Paramedic has reached the highest level of pre-hospital care certification.
The Emergency Medical Service Institute Paramedic Program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, age, political beliefs, handicap, or any other factor, in its employment practices or in its policies relating to recruitment of students. We do reserve the right to revise tuition and fees without prior notice if it becomes necessary.
The St. John’s University EMS Institute Paramedic Original Course is a non-matriculated certificate program. There are no transferrable college credits associated with this program however St. John’s University College of Professional Studies will credit a student that successfully completes the paramedic program with 24 undergraduate credits towards a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in liberal studies from St. John’s University.
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 program.
We do not offer Experiential Leaning.
For student to complete the paramedic original program they must meet certain criteria. The paramedic program involves three phases that must be completed. They are, classroom, ambulance/clinical, and field internships. All students must abide by the rules and regulations set forth in these policies and procedures manual. Violations of the rules and regulation will lead to dismissal from the program. Students must successfully meet all attendance requirements, written quizzes/ exam modules, final exam, simulation labs/mega codes, skill labs, affective reviews, all AHA courses/NAEMT courses, experience phase, hospital phase, and internship phase. Upon successful completion of the required course hours, your FISDAP account will be reviewed by the program director and medical director for complete and accurate documentation. Upon completion of this, the student will be allowed to take the course final written examination. Upon successful completion of the course final written examination, the student will be able to progress towards the NYS practical examinations and the National Registry Examinations
Yes, as long as the veteran is approved by the VA. This is also true for the EMT-original class.
We do not offer a work service program to our students.
All students will be given the opportunity to obtain the following certifications: