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Why Creighton EMS

Unsurpassed Excellence in EMS Education

Whether you’re interested in an EMS degree program that will give you a competitive edge, an EMS certification that will provide you with more options as a health professional or continuing education credits you can earn close to home, Creighton University has the innovative EMS education you need. We’re one of the few universities in the nation to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Emergency Medical Services. We also offer American Heart Association (AHA) certification courses.

Superior Preparation

Creighton EMS has a national and international reputation for excellence. Our EMS faculty and staff are experienced professionals with extensive medical backgrounds—from doctors to nationally registered paramedics. Their commitment to your success is reflected by our students’ exceptional pass rates, which consistently exceed the national average.

Dedication to Service

If you’re like most of our EMS students, you want more than an EMS education. You want an EMS education that will allow you to make a difference in the world. From volunteering in area elementary schools to participating in high-impact public service campaigns, Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic approach to education ensures you’ll be of service to others.

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EMS Education
Old Gym/Vinardi Center
Corner of 24th and Burt

Fax: 402.280.1288

The amount of practical, skills-based clinical experience Creighton offers is unparalleled. You learn how to be calm under pressure, make quick decisions and interact with a variety of patients under stress.
— Gregrey Berry, BS EMS’17, School of Medicine '21

By pursuing an innovative EMS education at Creighton University, you demonstrate your desire to make a difference in the world through service. “Women and men for and with others” is one of the Ignatian values central to your Jesuit, Catholic education at Creighton. You will go beyond receiving cutting-edge EMS education to develop the compassion and empathy you need to be an extraordinary EMT, paramedic or other health care provider.

Opportunities to Serve

Some volunteer in area elementary schools, teaching young children how and when to call 911. They assist with Creighton’s annual effort to offer free seasonal flu vaccinations to all Creighton students, faculty and staff. They also participate in public service campaigns on important topics, such as the importance of seatbelt use and the dangers of texting while driving. Learn more about Creighton in the community.

Ignatian Values

The teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus, are woven throughout your EMS education. Creighton is committed to the following Ignatian values:

  • Magis: Literally translated as “more,” this is the challenge to strive for excellence.
  • Women and Men for and with Others: You’ll have opportunities to be of service in Omaha and across the country and the world.
  • Faith that Does Justice: You’ll seek justice grounded in faith through activities and events.
  • Cura Personalis: This Latin phrase means “care for the entire person.” This is reflected in your Creighton education and in the care you give to others through service.

One of the Nations Best EMS Programs.

When you pursue your EMS education at Creighton University, you’ll be attending a university with a national reputation for excellence.

Creighton University ranks in the top third of National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings for “Best Colleges.” For a third consecutive year, Creighton returns to the prestigious list of National Universities, recognized for offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s and doctoral programs, and for producing groundbreaking research. A top-ranking National University classification marks an elevation in Creighton’s reputation. For 16 years in a row, Creighton had been recognized as No. 1 in the Midwest category. Review our rankings.

Our industry-leading EMS education, taught by industry-experienced instructors, is recognized among health care providers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Innovative EMS Programs

For more than 100 years, Creighton has been educating medical professionals. In 2019, we celebrated 45 years of EMS Education and the 25th anniversary of our Bachelor of Science in EMS (BSEMS). Creighton is one of the few universities in the nation to offer a BSEMS and an online Master of Science in Emergency Medical Services (MSEMS).

Nationally Accredited

On the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, our cutting-edge paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The Creighton EMS program is also recognized as a Nebraska-approved EMS training agency by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

Outstanding Pass Rates

Learn more about how our pass rates consistently exceed the national average.

Best Value National University

Your investment in a top-ranked education will pay off. U.S. News & World Report named Creighton a “Best Value” school.