Emergency Medical Care
The EKU Emergency Medical Care Program is the first accredited Paramedic program in Kentucky. We offer well established Associate of Science & Bachelor of Science degrees in Emergency Medical Care.
If you are interested in joining a career that is: fast-paced, exciting, fulfilling and growing...... join us.
Degrees & Certifications
- EMC B.S. - Emergency Service Adm Option
- EMC B.S. - Clinical/ FSE Option
- EMC B.S. - Paramedic/Science Option
- A.S. Emergency Medical Care
- Minor in Emergency Medical Care
- Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certification
What Paramedics Do
Paramedics are the men and women who work under "standing orders and protocols" to bring the emergency room to the patient. We don't replace the Physician but we are his or her eyes, ears and hands until the patient reaches the hospital. We intubate....give medications..... shock hearts.... use the jaws of life, perform confined space rescue, manage disaster scenes and more.
Paramedics and EMTs are the front-line in the on-going efforts to improve the emergency health care delivery system in America. We here at Eastern are striving to remain at the forefront on this and other important EMS issues.
As a part of our course work, we provide students with the opportunity to receive certifications in several specialty areas. These include:
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
- Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
Each year we poll local and regional providers to ascertain what specialty training they would find desirable in a prospective employee.
Who We Are
Each of our faculty members has a great deal of experience in EMS and other areas of healthcare. The Program Director is Nancye Davis . Please visit our faculty & staff directory for more information.
The following links will take you to the most up-to-date information about what it costs to attend EKU. There are some additional costs for Paramedic students because liability insurance must be purchased for some "direct care" courses.