Emergency Medical Services
Missouri Southern State University provides an exceptional EMS program with SUPERIOR EDUCATION
The Emergency Medical Services field is growing, and services prefer to hire Missouri Southern State University students.
Missouri Southern State University prepares students for a rewarding and satisfying career
The goals of the Emergency Medical Services program are to provide clinically competent, entry-level practitioners with the communication skills needed for communication with patients and other healthcare providers. By the time you complete the program, you will have developed critical thinking and problem solving abilities in the work environment, and will be able to demonstrate the ability to handle on the job challenges. Your personal behavior will be consistent with employer expectations, and you will have the empathy required to serve as a patient advocate.
EMS is a young, ever changing profession. As the field advances through research and technology, practitioners must reexamine practices and redefine new ways to administer emergency medical services. Additionally, EMS leaders and managers are constantly adapting and re-adapting to new polices, regulations, standards of care, and human resource challenges, which requires the use of advanced analytical, rhetorical, and research skills. Moreover, there is increasing pressure for EMS chiefs and executives to hold a Masters in Public Administration, Public Health, or Business Administration. With a Bachelor of Science in Health Science-Paramedic, aspiring EMS leaders will be poised to take lead and/or earn their master’s degree.
The Missouri Southern State University Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Service Professions.