Institutional Review Board

New River CTC Institutional Review Board for Human-Subjects Research

New River Community and Technical College encourages and supports the scholarly endeavors of its students, faculty, and staff.  Pursuit of scholarly work and research may involve the use of human subjects for data collection and analysis. New River CTC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews human-subjects research proposals to ensure that:

  • the rights and welfare of research participants are protected during research studies involving NRCTC students, faculty, and staff;
  • risks have been considered and minimized;
  • the potential for benefit has been identified and maximized;
  • all volunteer research subjects agree to participate after being provided with legally effective informed consent;
  • and any research is conducted in an ethical manner in compliance with established standards.

Any individual seeking to conduct human-subject research involving students, faculty, staff, or facilities of New River CTC must obtain approval from the New River CTC Institutional Review Board prior to soliciting subject participation or beginning data collection.

Human-subjects research

The definition of human-subjects research is taken from the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45 Public Welfare part 46 Protection of Human Subjects 46.102.

Research is defined in the federal code as a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Activities which meet this definition constitute research for purposes of this policy, whether or not they are conducted or supported under a program which is considered research for other purposes. For example, some demonstration and service programs may include research activities.

A human subject is defined as a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains:  (1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) identifiable private information.

Therefore an institution becomes engaged in human-subjects research when its employees or agents: (i) intervene or interact with living individuals for research purposes; or (ii) obtain individually identifiable private information for research purposes [45 CFR 46.102(d),(f)].

Institutional Review Board

The New River CTC Institutional Review Board (IRB) consists of at least five members and is composed of faculty and administrators of New River CTC as well as at least one member not associated with the College. The IRB reviews and evaluates projects and programs involving human-subjects research in accordance with the NRCTC IRB Handbook (PDF), applicable federal regulations, and sponsor policies and guidelines. Following the guidelines set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46), human subjects research can be classified into three review levels based on the type of research and the level of risk to the safety, health, welfare, or life of participants. These three review levels are:

  • Exempt from review due to the minimal risk of certain types of research defined by the federal code;
  • Expedited review for research where no more than minimal risk to human subjects is expected during research involving a specific list of research activities described in the federal code; and
  • Full review for proposals involving elevated risk to the safety, health, welfare, or life of participants.

Submission of Proposals for IRB Review

The United States Office of Human Research Protections Decision Charts (link is external) can help you determine whether your research may qualify as Exempt, Expedited or require a Full Review of the New River CTC IRB. You may contact any member of the IRB for further guidance in determining the appropriate level of review to request. Only the IRB has authority to determine the level of review required.
Steps to approval of human-subject research include:

  1. Successful completion of human-subjects research training entitled “Protecting Human Research Participants” on the National Institutes of Health website by all researchers involved in the project who will be interacting with participants or handling the data generated by the project. Verification of training completion must accompany your application.
  2. Complete and submit to the chair of the IRB a Human Subject Research Application and any associated forms or sample surveys using either:
    1. Application for Expedited or Full Review (DOCX) or
    2. Application for Exemption Status (DOCX)

Applications for Exemption Status and Expedited Review require consideration from only a few members of the IRB and can be accomplished more quickly than a Full Review that requires a scheduled IRB meeting with a full quorum of members in attendance.

EMT FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

SUCCESS

Q.  How long will it take me to complete this program?

A.  The program is designed to be completed in 4 semesters.  The percent of graduates that finish in this
      time are:

      2013-2014        100%

Q.  What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

A.  The job placement rate for students who complete the program is by year:

     2013-2014         100%

Q.  What is the success rate of graduates that complete the NREMT exam?

A.   Success rates from the National Certifying exam for eligible graduates are based as follows:

      2013-2014 Course Graduates-

                Cohort:      Mercer County Campus                        33%

                Cohort:      Nicholas County Campus                      60%

                Cohort:      Greenbrier County Campus                  100%    

                Cohort:      Raleigh County Campus-JC Course       60%

Q.  Are the EMS Education programs accredited by a national accrediting body?

A.  Yes, the EMS Education program at New River Community and Technical College is accredited by the
     Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Professions by recommendation of the
     Committee on Accreditation of EMS Education Programs.

Estimated Program Cost

Estimated Program Cost 2015 – 2016*

Estimated Tuition and Fees:                                                                     

Tuition:

Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $2,122)                                                             $10,610.00

Non-Resident (full-time, 5 semesters at $3,450)                                                    $17,250.00

Fees:

PTA Course Fee ($25 per credit hour/PTHA courses only)                                      $ 1,025.00

PTA Program Fee ($300 per semester/3 semesters of Technical Phase only)    $   900.00

Student Services Fee ($8 per credit hour, 71 credit hours)                                    $   568.00

Technology Fee ($8 per credit hour, 71 credit hours)                                              $   568.00

Estimated Additional Cost:                       

Drug Screening                                                                                                            $     50.00

Criminal Background Investigation                                                                     $     50.00

Basic Life Support certification                                                                                 $     30.00

Technical Phase Text Books                                                                                      $   700.00

Graduation Pin                                                                                                            $     50.00

APTA & WVPTA Student Membership                                                                       $     95.00

TherapyEd Licensure Prep Course                                                                           $   160.00

Licensure Application & Fees (WV)                                                                         $   190.00

Licensure Examination                                                                                              $   370.00

Prometric Testing Center Fee                                                                                    $     70.00

 

Estimated Total Cost:                                                                In State Students                  $15,436.00

                                                                                                      Out of State Students          $22,076.00

Required immunizations, gas, tolls, and housing arrangements (if applicable) required for clinical education affiliations are the responsibility of the student and cannot be estimated by the PTA program.

Proof of current medical insurance coverage is mandatory for all students throughout their enrollment in the PTA Program. Students that do not have current medical coverage can obtain information regarding student insurance policy coverage through the Office of Student Services.

A total of 71 credit hours are needed for the Associate of Science Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Please see the College catalog and/or the Physical Therapist Assistant suggested sequence of study sheet for additional information.

 

*Estimates are based on program completion as a full-time student as outlined by the program curriculum.

This information is strictly to be used as an estimate to assist students in financial planning

and may change at the discretion of New River Community and Technical College or the PTA program.

 

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: ; website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  http://www.capteonline.org.  The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/

 

 

Paramedic

 Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program

A CAAHEP Accredited Program

The New River Community and Technical College’s Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


     Contact
     Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
     25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
     Clearwater, FL 33763
     www.caahep.org

     Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
     8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
     Rowlett, TX 75088
     Phone: 214-703-8445
     Fax: 214-703-8992
     www.coaemsp.org


Goal

The New River Community and Technical College’s Paramedic Program Goal is:To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

What does a paramedic do?

The Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Programs prepare student to become highly skilled health care providers. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in and out of hospital settings. Through performance of patient assessments and provision of emergency medical care, paramedics strive to prevent/reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. The paramedic certificate program prepares graduates for careers as certified Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics. Graduates of the Emergency Medical Services Program are prepared for careers in areas such as: ambulance services, air ambulances, fire service, military medics, tactical Emergency Medical Technician, Park Ranger/Search and Rescue and Overseas Paramedic.  For further information, contact Paula Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 304-673-3123.

Learning by Doing

Interested in becoming a paramedic? Click here for the technical standards expected of an individual entering the program.

Curriculum AAS
Curriculum CAS

New River CTC's Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Programs are offered at the in Beaver, Lewisburg and Summersville. The programs are structured to include significant hands-on learning opportunities. Students participate in community outreach activities and laboratory exercises to learn and refine patient assessment and treatment skills. Students have the opportunity to sit for the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT’s) paramedic certification skill examination at New River CTC and the written examination at any participating Pearson Vue testing center.

The facilities include mobile laboratory skill stations, and Fixed-Position High Fidelity Simulation Stations at the Raleigh County and Nicholas County Campuses. The mobile skill lab hosts both low and medium fidelity patient simulators to prepare practitioners to perform advanced level procedures including, but not limited to: Patient Assessment, Intubation and Ventilation management, IV establishment, Cardiac Arrest simulation through ECG monitoring and electrical therapy.

Outcomes

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Enrollment and Retention

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Community Partners

The success of the EMT/Paramedic program is in part by the input and direction of the EMT/Paramedic advisory board members and employer partners/supporters. For a full list of Community Partners, please click here.

Community Education

Community Paramedicine
Critical Care Transport

Program Faculty

Program Information

Program Application & Admission Information

FAQs

Admissions Scale

Admission Scale

The following Physical Therapist Assistant program admissions criteria and evaluative components are established and applied annually.

 

Revisions can and are made following each application cycle and are then used in the subsequent application year. The admissions process is evaluated annually by program students, the faculty and advisory committee for fairness and effectiveness in meeting the needs of the program, the institution and the profession of physical therapy.

 

 

Overall GPA                                                                         Additional Degrees Earned

2.75 – 3.00    __________     2 pts.                                    Master’s        __________  6 pts.

3.01 – 3.25    __________     3 pts.                                    Bachelor’s     __________  4 pts.

3.26 – 3.50    __________     4 pts.                                    Associate      __________  2 pts

3.51 – 3.75    __________     5 pts.

3.76 – 4.00    __________     6 pts.

BIOL 231, Anatomy & Physiology I                                  BIOL 233L, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

“A” on 1st attempt         __________   6 pts.                                     “A” on 1st attempt         __________  5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt, "A"on 2nd attempt  __________   4 pts.        “B” on 1st attempt, "A"on 2nd attempt         __________  4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt, "B" on 2nd attempt  __________   3 pts.       “C” on 1st attempt, "B" on 2nd attempt         __________  3 pts.

 

BIOL 232, Anatomy & Physiology II                               BIOL 234L, Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

“A” on 1st attempt          __________   6 pts.                                    “A” on 1st attempt         _________    5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt, "A"on 2nd attempt __________   4 pts.        “B” on 1st attempt, "A"on 2nd attempt        __________   4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt, "B" on 2nd attempt __________   3 pts.       “C” on 1st attempt, "B" on 2nd attempt        __________   3 pts.

 

BIOL 205 Kinesiology                                                     BIOL 206L Kinesiology Lab

“A” on 1st attempt        __________    6 pts.                                  “A” on 1st attempt            __________  5 pts.

“B” on 1st attempt, "A"on 2nd attempt __________    4 pts.    “B” on 1st attempt, "A"on 2nd attempt           __________   4 pts.

“C” on 1st attempt, "B" on 2nd attempt __________    3 pts.   “C” on 1st attempt, "B" on 2nd attempt           __________   3 pts.

 

Volunteer Hours                                                                     Volunteer Rating Total

= 40 hours        __________  1 pt.                                       16 – 28       __________     1 pt.

41 – 50 hours   __________  2 pts.                                     29 – 40      __________     2 pts.

51 – 60 hours   __________  3 pts.                                     41 – 53      __________     3 pts.

61 – 70 hours   __________  4 pts.                                     54 – 67     __________     4 pts.

71- 80 hours   ___________ 5 pts                                       68– 80      __________     5 pts.

Work Experience (must be PT related)

0 - 12 months     __________  1 pt.                                Active/Non-Active Military   __________  1 pt

13 - 23 months   __________  2 pts.

24 - 35 months   __________  3 pts.

36 - 47 months   __________  4 pts.                               TOTAL POINTS EARNED: _______________

48 - 59 months   __________  5 pts.

   > 60 months    __________  6 pts

     

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at New River Community & Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/

 

 

 

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