EMT-Paramedic Program Application Requirements
A student who has completed the above referenced requirements is eligible to apply for admission to the EMT-Paramedic program. The student must be currently licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or higher by the State of Tennessee. To apply for admission into the EMT-Paramedic program, the student must complete and return to the EMT-Paramedic Program Director a “Request for Admission into the EMT-Paramedic Program” form. The student should attach to the form a current transcript of all the college courses taken.
Admission to the EMT-Paramedic Program
1. Appear for a personal interview with the Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic Advisory Committee whose membership consists of:
a. Dean of Health-Related Professions.
b. Program Director of the EMT-Paramedic Program.
c. Representative from the local communities of interest.
d. EMT-Paramedic Program Medical Director.
e. Vice President for Academic Affairs (ex officio).
f. A representative from the State Division of Emergency Medical Services.
g. A psychologist.
h. A local EMS Service Director.
i. A registered nurse from a local healthcare facility.
j. A current paramedic and a student.
2. Demonstrate to the EMT-Paramedic program director the ability to lift a stretcher into an ambulance and to take vital signs on a simulated patient.
3. Submit to the EMT-Paramedic Program Director evidence of a psychological examination conducted by a licensed psychological examiner. The evaluation must state emotional stability and show fitness to perform duties of an EMT-Paramedic.
4. Successfully complete the EMT-Basic assessment examination.
5. Successfully complete EMTP 2200 or BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020.
6. Transfer students – Individuals who have attended other colleges and desire to transfer into the Northeast State EMT-Paramedic program will be considered on an individual basis. Transfer requests should be directed to the Dean of Health-Related Professions. Transfer students must meet the same standards and criteria as others desiring to pursue a technical certificate in EMT-Paramedic at Northeast State.
For Further Information
Darren Ellenburg, Associate Professor
Program Director-Paramedic Education
Donald S. Coleman
Dean, Health-Related Professions