Joint position statement released on paramedic degree requirements

The NAEMSE, NAEMSA and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics said it’s time for paramedics to obtain an associate degree


Read expert analysis of the joint statement released by NAEMSE, NEMSMA and the IAFCCP in Kelly Grayson's column, "Degree requirements, Pink Floyd, and a seat at the adults’ table."

By EMS1 Staff

The National Association of EMS Educators, the National EMS Management Association and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics released a joint statement advocating for paramedics to obtain an associate degree.

According to the statement, the organizations believe the time has come for paramedics to “be trained through a formal education process that culminates with an associate degree.”

The organizations recommended in the statement that the associate degree requirement be implemented in the EMS industry by 2025. (Photo/Pixabay)
The organizations recommended in the statement that the associate degree requirement be implemented in the EMS industry by 2025. (Photo/Pixabay)

“Once implemented a degree requirement will improve the care delivered by paramedics and enhance paramedicine as a health profession,” the statement said.

The organizations recommended in the statement that the associate degree requirement be implemented in the EMS industry by 2025. 

Read the full statement below.

 

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This article, originally published on December 17, 2018, has been updated

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