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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

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

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/

 

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is an intensive 5 semester program designed to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination. Physical Therapist Assistants work under direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Their duties include instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living; administering therapeutic modalities, utilization of assistive equipment, and other patient care procedures; communicating with patients, families, caregivers, physicians, and other health care workers; and documenting the patients' status. Licensed physical therapist assistants find employment opportunities in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports medicine facilities, and private practices.

Students enrolling in this program are subject to background and/or drug screening. Persons with a felony conviction may not be eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply. For further information, contact Stephanie Dotson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5036.

Accreditation

Public Disclosure/Memorandum

Pass Rates and Employment Rates

Program Faculty

Program Information

                    Curriculum  
                    Program Application & Admission Information
                    Application Material
                    Admission Scale
                    Estimated Program Cost                

Printable Information Packet (including application material)

Evaluation Sheets

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

Curriculum Plan

Program Outcomes

Policies & Procedures Manual (student)

Policies & Procedures Manual (Clinical Instructor)

Assessment

                         Program Specific Assessment Surveys

Program Missison Statement

College Mission, Values & Vision

Complaints

FAQ

Members of the public who would like to submit comments and/or feedback about New River Community & Technical College’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program may send written comments to the Department Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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/

 

 

 

Licensed Practical Nurse CAS

The Practical Nursing program is an intensive eleven month certificate program designed to prepare students to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Geriatrics and Mental Health Nursing in a variety of acute care, extended care, and outpatient facilities and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program also is designed for career laddering, awarding appropriate transfer credit allowing for seamless transfer into more advanced nursing programs of study. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination – Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Successful completion of this examination is required for practical nursing licensure.  For further information, contact Joanna Perry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 304-883-2429.

 

Application to the School of Practical Nursing Program

Applications for admission to the School of Practical Nursing Program must be submitted to the Director of the Practical Nursing Program before the application deadline.  Potential Practical Nursing students are encouraged to submit the application prior to the end of the semester preceding program entry and to meet with the Practical Nursing faculty or Program Director for academic advising while taking prerequisite courses. This application differs from the Application for Admissions initially completed to enter the College.

 

Practical Nursing Program Admission Requirements

All applicants seeking admission to the Practical Nursing Program are required to:

  • Submit a completed Practical Nursing Application for Admission which can be found below.
  • Submit all college transcripts or final high school transcript to the Admissions Office.
  • Complete 11 hours of prerequisite courses:
    • English 101
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • Meet Math 091 competency.
  • Score a minimum of 65 on the HESI A2 Preadmission Examination.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA with a minimum grade of "C" in all required prerequisite courses.
  • Complete a criminal background check before the first day of class.
  • Complete a physical examination with laboratory testing before the first day of class.
  • Complete required drug/alcohol screening before the first day of class.
  • Complete Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers (BCLS) class prior to the first day of class.
      • Applicants exceeding academic standards will be given first priority for selection. 
      • Students are responsible for all fees associated with background and drug screening tests, BCLS courses, and physical examinations.  All medical forms and instructions for registering for testing will be provided in the acceptance letter.
      • Admittance into the Practical Nursing Program at New River Community and Technical College does not guarantee that the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses will grant the student licensure.  The Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses may deny testing to any applicant proven guilty of certain infractions, such as, but not limited to, fraud, felony, or moral misconduct.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING APPLICATION FORM.  Email  the application form and complete all sections including the essay section. Please note when you using the email option, the application will be attached to the email in your drafts folder.  Please click send once you have located the email.   The completed application may be mailed to: School of Practical Nursing, ATTN: Tina Bryant, 6101 Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651.  Completed applications may also be personally submitted to the Office of the Director of the School of Practical Nursing located at the Allied Health Training Center, 818 Northside Drive, Summersville, WV  26651.

Potential Practical Nursing students are encouraged to meet with the practical nursing faculty for academic advising while taking the prerequisites courses.  If you should need guidance in completing the application process, please call 304-883-2481.


REQUIRED COURSES

Licensed Practical Nurse

Total Certificate Hours: 47

Effective as of the 2017-2018 academic year

Program Pre-Requisites (Minimum grade of "C"):
ENGL 101  Composition I
BIOL 231 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 233L Anatomy and Physiology I lab
BIOL 232 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 234L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

First Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 105

Foundations of Nursing

8

LPNU 116

Geriatrics

2

LPNU 118

Introduction to Practical Nursing

1

LPNU 126

Principles of Nutrition for Nursing

1

 

Total Semester Hours

12

 

Second Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 120

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing I

7

LPNU 122

Maternal Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 124

Clinical Pharmacology/Nursing I

1

LPNU 127

Clinical Nutrition for Nurses

1

LPNU 128

PN: Practice, Issues & Trends I

1
 

Total Semester Hours

12

 

Third Semester

Number

Title

Hrs

LPNU 125

Clinical Pharmacology/Nursing II

1

LPNU 130

Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II

6

LPNU 132

Mental Health Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 134

Pediatric Nursing for PN

2

LPNU 138

PN: Practice, Issues, & Trends II

1

 

Total Semester Hours

12

Evaluation Sheets

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 


Gainful Employment Information

Licensed Practical Nursing (CP)

COST

Q. How much will this program cost me?    
A. Tuition and Fees: $7,481.00  
  Books and Supplies $1,780.00  
  On-Campus room & board Not offered  

FINANCING

Q.  What are my financing options to pay for the program?     
A.   In addition to grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 85.3% of graduates (2010-2011) used loans to finance their education (tuition and fees, books, and supplies and funds including educational costs allowed for living expenses, transportation/personal allowance). The median debt* for program graduates was by year:     
  2010-2011                                                                                   $2,766.00    
  * Median loan debt from the Title IV only-No Completers had private loans or institutional financing during this time period.      

SUCCESS

Q. How long will it take me to complete this program?    
A. The program is designed to take 11 months to complete. The percent of graduates from this program that finished in this time by year are:    
  2014-2015                                                                                    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    
  2014-2015                Data calculation will be provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics at a future date    

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The deadline to apply for spring 2018 graduation is Friday, November 10. Applications are available online or you may pick up a paper form on your local campus or from your advisor. Make sure to see your advisor before submitting your application.