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Preparing EMT-Bs and paramedics to continue Christ’s ministry

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health has been offering quality Emergency Medical Service (EMS) educational programs since 1975.These programs have ranged from the level of the First Responder through those of the EMT-B, Advanced EMT and paramedic.

Our approach to EMS education has always been and continues to be a high quality of didactic classroom education and excellent clinical training for our students. Our instructional staff firmly believes in turning out quality EMS personnel competent in applying their skills in emergency situations. EMS personnel that employers know are well trained and ready for the unpredictable work environment that is EMS.

Experienced instructors

Our EMS trainers have over 200 years of combined EMS field and teaching experience.

Am I a good fit for EMS Education?

EMS Education is geared to pre-hospital and Emergency Department providers that will give superior care to their patients and their communities. Typical participants are persons who wish to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B) and those who wish to continue their education and become Paramedics. It's also a great start toward becoming a more advanced care provider such as nurses, physician’s assistants and medical doctors.


Additionally, continuing education is available for individuals with an interest in helping others and continue their careers in Emergency Medical Services. 

Course Offerings

  • EMT-B Courses are offered twice a year usually in the Spring and Fall.
  • Paramedic Courses are taught in conjunction with Saint Joseph’s College and begin every August. Upon graduation paramedic students receive an Associate’s Degree in Paramedic Science. By partnering with Saint Joseph’s College our paramedic student receive college credits that can be applied later should they decide to advance their degree. It also opens up opportunities’ for federal and state financial aid.
  • Primary Instructor Courses are by request and on an as needed basis.
  • First Responder Courses are by request and on an as needed basis.

Course Features

Courses are designed to help providers stay up-to-date with the most current information and techniques. All courses cover material well beyond the minimum requirements of the Department of Transportation curriculum, enabling them to begin their careers as soon as they graduate.

All graduates are trained and certified in:

  • emergency vehicle operations
  • the incident command system
  •  weapons of mass destruction
  • autism training
  • start triage system

Paramedic students receive additional training and certification in International Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 12-Lead EKG interpretation in the field and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. These “extras” are the certification employers are looking for in recent graduates and new employees.

Nationally accredited

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsThe paramedic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health's paramedic program is one of only 23 paramedic training program in the state of Indiana currently accredited by CAAHEP. 


Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette Central 

EMS Education
1501 Hartford St.
Lafayette, IN 47904
PH: (765) 423-6635

Continuing education

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health also offers ACLS, PALS, and ITLS Course at different times throughout the year. For dates and times, please call 765-423-6943.