Paramedic

Online program designed to prepare you to become a licensed Paramedic in Texas

Program Overview

Texas EMS School’s online Paramedic program will prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Paramedic exam and an exciting career as a Paramedic.

The Paramedic program consists of four components – online coursework, hands-on Skills Labs, clinical / field experiences, and a Capstone field internship. Each stage of our program is crucial in making sure you have the confidence and training necessary to help patients and gain the certification you require to obtain a license.

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Online Coursework

The Texas EMS School online learning environment emphasizes content, not class time. The Paramedic program is developed using adaptive learning technologies that assess what you already know and only provide homework assignments for areas in which you are struggling. That means that you can move forward as you master concepts and spend more time on content that addresses your weaknesses.

One of our most frequently asked questions is how long it takes to become a Paramedic. The online coursework for the Paramedic program should be completed within 16 months. However many students complete the work in a shorter period of time. All components of the program – including coursework, hands-on Skills Labs, clinical / field experiences, and capstone internship – must be completed within 18 months.

If you have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, you have the basic tools you need to get started.

Hands-On Skills Labs

During hands-on Skills Labs, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your Paramedic psychomotor skills. You’ll also have access to our skills training library, online resources, and experienced Paramedic instructors to help you feel confident in your Paramedic skills.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to attend a minimum of three Skills Labs. Skills Labs typically take place over two days at Texas EMS School’s training facility in Abilene, Texas or at a location throughout Texas. Additional locations may be available from time to time. Contact our student support team to find out about dates and locations that may work best for you.

Clinical and Field Experiences

You’ll participate in clinical / field experiences at leading hospitals, clinics, and ambulance services in Texas. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice in real-life situations – all while being guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

Capstone Internship

You’ll serve as the Lead Paramedic on an ambulance at a 911 ambulance service in Texas, while providing direction to your peers and practicing at the highest level of EMS Care.

Capstone internships are effective for networking within the local area and our Paramedic program in Texas helps you to accumulate real-world experience that you can include on your professional resume.

What You'll Learn

The Texas EMS School Paramedic program is designed to prepare you to meet the challenging demands of the EMS career field, and to prepare for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ (NREMT) Paramedic cognitive and psychomotor skills exams.

NREMT Cognitive Knowledge

The Paramedic program is designed to prepare you for the NREMT Paramedic cognitive exam and for a rewarding career as a Paramedic. The Paramedic program consists of the following courses:

  • BIOL 2401: Anatomy and Physiology
  • EMSP 1310: Introduction to Advanced Practice and Public Health
  • EMSP 1320: Patient Assessment and Airway Management
  • EMSP 2355: Clinical & Field Portfolio
  • EMSP 1330: Pharmacology
  • EMSP 1340: Trauma Management and Life Support
  • EMSP 1350: Special Populations
  • EMSP 2410: Medical Emergencies
  • EMSP 2420: Cardiology
  • EMSP 2330: EMS Operations
  • EMSP 2140: Assessment Based Management
  • EMSP 2145: Career Lab
  • EMSP 2250: Capstone Field Internship

NREMT Psychomotor Skills

This course covers the proper order, procedure, and practice required to master skills from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Paramedic psychomotor exam.

You’ll learn how to perform the following Paramedic psychomotor skills with confidence:

Patient Assessment-Trauma Skills

  • Scene Size-Up
  • Primary Survey/Resuscitation
  • History Taking
  • Secondary Assessment

Cardiac Management Skills

  • Dynamic Cardiology
  • Static Cardiology

Oral Station – Scenario A & B

  • Scene Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Patient Management
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Integration (verbal report, field impression, and transport decision)

Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario

The Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario (IOOH) will reflect either a pediatric, adult, or geriatric patient. The candidate will be provided with a professional paramedic partner and evaluated on their ability to manage a call, lead a team, effectively communicate, and maintain professionalism throughout the simulated patient encounter.

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Why Become a Paramedic?

The healthcare field is home to numerous fast-paced careers, but few come close to that of a Paramedic. These experts provide immediate care to patients, and it’s common for Paramedics to perform jobs that are more advanced than those that a standard EMT is trained to complete.

Training to work as a Paramedic means you’ll be able to assist those with respiratory complications, open wounds, medication withdrawals, and other time-sensitive conditions until a doctor or specialist can take over. Paramedics have more experience in the field and additional training compared to a standard EMT. As a result, the position typically comes with more responsibilities and a higher rate of pay.

Full-Time Paramedic Program Eligibility

Texas EMS School accepts Texas residents that are 18 years or older to participate in the Paramedic program. All students must have a valid state ID and hold an EMT-B certification or higher to qualify. We also ask that all participants have a high school diploma or equivalent level of education to enroll.

Quick Facts

Program Cost

$6775

Cost includes:

  • Registration Fee
  • Application Fee
  • Tuition
  • Textbook
  • Online course access
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access
  • FISDAP Skills Tracker/Scheduler
  • ID badge
  • Uniform patch
  • Background check
  • Drug screen

REBATE AND DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITIES*

  • $500.00 discount for advance payment
  • $200.00 Student Success Rebate Opportunity
  • $100.00 Paramedic Success Rebate Opportunity
  • $100.00 Axon Alumni Rebate Opportunity
  • $650.00 Military Rebate Opportunity

PAYMENT PLAN

  • Zero percent interest
  • No credit check
  • Low monthly payments

*All rebates subject to General Rebate Conditions which include requirements that the student complete the program on time, remain current on financial accounts, and attempt the NREMT Cognitive Exam within six weeks of graduation.  See Enrollment Agreement for full details.

Upcoming Courses

  • June 2021
  • July 2021
  • August 2021
  • September 2021

How It Works

Step 1:

Online
Coursework

You’ll complete online coursework where you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary for your new career as a Paramedic.

Step 2:

Hands-On
Skills Lab

You’ll attend hands-on Skills Labs where you’ll have opportunities to learn, practice, and demonstrate skills necessary to enter the field as a Paramedic.

Step 3:

Clinical & Field Training

You’ll participate in Clinical & Field Experiences at leading hospitals, clinics, and ambulance services to put your skills into practice in real-life situations.

Step 4

Capstone Internship

You’ll serve as the Lead Paramedic on an ambulance at a 911 ambulance service in Texas, while providing direction to your peers and practicing at the highest level of EMS Care.

Online Coursework

Online Coursework That Works Around Your Schedule.

The Paramedic program offered through Texas EMS School calls for students to complete a minimum of seven online assignments per week. We don’t set class times, offering exceptional flexibility for work, school, and other obligations in your personal life.

Stay up to date with assignments at a time convenient for you. If you find certain concepts particularly challenging, online tutoring sessions are available to help students succeed. Like the coursework, these sessions occur virtually with user-friendly scheduling options that make it easy to communicate with instructors.

Retake Exams as You Need

Texas EMS School’s online program prepares you for the NREMT certification exam by testing you at multiple stages during the program. You can quickly move through the subjects you understand, and you’ll receive additional assignments and training on concepts that are more challenging. You can take checkmark exams multiple times until you fully grasp the material. Students may also take the final exam more than once if necessary, which saves you from having to spend weeks behind a screen moving through courses you’ve already taken.

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Hands-On Skills Lab

Skills Lab

During the hands-on Skills Labs, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your ALS and Paramedic psychomotor skills. You’ll have access to equipment and training scenarios during these Skills Labs to help prepare you for the field and for your NREMT Paramedic Psychomotor Examination.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll have to attend a minimum of three Skills Labs conducted by Texas EMS School. Contact a student services advisor to find out about dates and locations that may work best for you.

Upcoming Skills Lab Dates

 

Clinical & Field Training

Hands-On Training Designed to Work Around Your Busy Schedule

You’ll participate in Clinical Experiences in Hospital and Pre-Hospital settings as well as first-responder organizations in Texas. Check the map of clinical sites available to find the location nearest to you. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced healthcare professionals.

The Axon Paramedic program includes competency-based requirements for the field and hospital setting. Once eligible to complete these experiences, you will be guided through the process of where and how these opportunities can fit your schedule.

You will also complete a capstone field internship in which you will be the Lead Paramedic on a functioning 911 ambulance with your own crew to help guide you. This will give you the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learned throughout the program.

If you are currently employed by a fire department, first-responder organization, ambulance service, or other healthcare organization; you may be able to complete some of your experiences through your employer. Contact a student services advisor for details.

We Offer Rebates and Discounts for Qualifying Students

At Texas EMS School, we want to make our Paramedic training program affordable for students. During the application process, we’ll learn more about you to see if you qualify for some of our many discounts and rebates that can save you money upon completion of the Paramedic program. You can save significantly by mentioning your status with the United States Military or by making your tuition payment in advance.

We offer multiple EMS training programs online. If you completed our EMT-B course, speak to us about the Axon Alumni Rebate that can be applied to the Paramedic program.

Texas EMS School also offers a $500.00 discount to individuals that pay tuition in one full payment.

All of our rebates are subject to the following conditions:

  1. Students must complete the Paramedic program on time.
  2. Students must have a zero account balance with no missed or late payments.
  3. Students must take the Paramedic licensing exams at least once.

Establish a Flexible Payment Plan

Completing a Paramedic program doesn’t have to break the bank. Texas EMS School makes it easy to enroll in a 24-month financing plan to help you meet your financial goals. Pay the cost of your tuition in affordable installments while you work to start your new career.

Students can enroll in the Paramedic program and benefit from zero percent interest on monthly payments. No credit check is needed to take advantage of our two-year payment plan.

We’re Dedicated to a Personalized Education Approach

Texas EMS School makes it possible to become a Paramedic with the ability to complete most course objectives from home. Our online Paramedic program saves you from having to commute to a classroom, leaving you more time to fulfill personal obligations and relax with friends and family between study sessions. Benefit from enrolling in an online course that takes your personal success into account for homework assignments and other exercises.

We’re based out of Abilene, Texas. However, students may travel to various sites throughout the state for labs, field experiences, and other in-person course components.

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Texas EMS School is here to assist you on your journey to becoming a certified Paramedic. Reimagine your career path in EMS with the help of our team. We’ll help you settle on the right online program to help make your career goals a reality.

For more information about Texas EMS School or Paramedic training, contact us online!

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