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Paramedic Program

Program Description

The Paramedic is a health care professional that cares for those injured or suddenly taken ill in the pre-hospital setting. The Paramedic Program is an eighteen-month program that includes classroom, in hospital clinical rotations and field internships. The program prepares the student to practice in the field and to be eligible for the National Registry of EMT’s Paramedic certification exam.


 

Application & Payment Instructions

Classes Start Every Fall Semester - Monday/Wednesday: 6-10 PM and Saturday: 8 AM- 4 PM

Program Cost: $6,500 . The cost of books is included.  

To apply and pay by check, please click below to non-credit application.

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To pay by credit card, please click below to our online payment and registration site. 

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Interview with the Paramedic Program Staff 
Please contact Michelle Calouro  mcalouro@rwu.edu  401-254-3295  to schedule your interview.

Program Objectives

To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.

Cognitive Objective:

  • Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical information and related topics, relevant to the practice of pre-hospital emergency medical care.

Psychomotor Objective:

  • Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate an ability to competently and proficiently perform all paramedic level skills.

Affective Objective:

  • Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate attitudes and behavior consistent with the ethics and professionalism expected of paramedics.

Program Goals:

  1. To develop a program that meets the needs of a diverse demographic of populations.
  2. To provide students with knowledge, skills, and abilities required in the field of paramedic technology.
  3. To develop students that are workforce ready and have the ability to succeed on National Registry exams as well as in the workplace.
  4. To employ excellent qualified faculty with the credentials and experience to lead the instructional program and focus on student success.
  5. To provide a quality educational program that meets the needs of area employers and promotes the quality of health care.
  6. To seek input, advisement, and instruction from clinical experts to ensure relevance and appropriateness of curriculum and method of instruction.
  7. To seek input from employers to determine if graduates are properly prepared to function as “entry” level paramedics, and possible changes/improvement to the curriculum to meet that goal.
  8. To maintain public safety by administering a quality, accreditation program that provides graduates that are prepared to care for the public needs.

Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration and must attend an orientation. RWU does not accept advanced placement for its Paramedic program. At the beginning of each course, the student will be given a syllabus listing the specific requirements for the course. All requirements must be met to complete the course. Grading will be based on the degree of achievement.

In addition to specific course objectives, students must meet core performance standards and demonstrate professional conduct in accordance with program regulations at all times while enrolled in the Paramedic program. If at any time the faculty’s evaluation of a student’s ability to meet core performance standards on professionalism is identified as below average, the student will be removed from the Paramedic program, regardless of academic performance.

Students who have interrupted their enrollment at any point in the Paramedic program and wish to return will be given one attempt to successfully pass a comprehensive exam to verify that they have retained the information that was covered in previous courses.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Minimum 2 years as a practicing licensed emergency medical technician
  2. Pass the FISDAP Paramedic – Basic Entrance Exam (70%)
  3. Pass an entry level psychomotor exam
  4. Letter of reference from a peer
  5. Letter of reference from an employer
  6. Interview with the Paramedic Program Staff

Certificate Requirements

Semester 1 - Paramedic I
Semester 2 -  Paramedic II
Semester 3 - Paramedic III
Semester 4 -  Paramedic IV

Disclaimer: Non-credit bearing Paramedic students: are enrolled in the Roger Williams Paramedic Program and then decide they would like to apply those credits earned toward a degree. Those credits will be awarded but they will be awarded as transfer credits and not count as resident (RWU) courses.