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Should Paramedics Have to Earn a BS Degree?

This article in the New York Daily News describes a legislative effort in New York State to earn a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of becoming a nurse. This article sparked a spirited discussion on the National EMS Managers Association (NEMSMA) list serve. It also was a topic on the EMSEduCast and EMS Garage.

EMSEduCast Episode 126: Improving EMS Education in 2012

EMS Garage Episode 154: BS for Paramedics

What do you think? Does a BS degree make for a better paramedic?

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.