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Previous Program/Good Standing Procedure, Academic Misconduct Disclosure

Applicants previously enrolled in an IPS program but did not complete it, must be in good standing with their former program prior to application to any IPS program. Previous Program/Good Standing documentation will be required before any final decision is made regarding acceptance to the program. Applicants not in good standing, or otherwise unable to return to their previous program, may be ineligible for selection.

Additionally, applicants must declare any reported academic dishonesty or misconduct incidents at an educational institution. A panel comprising of IPS faculty, staff and administrators will review incidents of academic dishonesty or misconduct to determine eligibility to participate in an IPS Program. Failure to disclose incidents of academic dishonesty or misconduct will result in the application to program being voided.


Immunizations - EMS students

Because all clinical affiliates require immunizations, all students must demonstrate immunity for a variety of pathogens in order to participate in clinical education. Pregnant and immunocompromised individuals are advised their immune status may be altered. This may affect being able to fulfill program entry or participation requirements. Any applicant who has been selected to the program that is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is immunocompromised must advise their lead instructor and/or EMS Program Director for further information and/or requirements. Individuals who are pregnant or immunocompromised should seek expert advice from their health care provider so that they may receive information to make an informed decision regarding their exposure to infectious diseases in the health care field. A statement from the student's health care provider, noting that the student may proceed through the program with "no limitations", will be required of all pregnant or immunocompromised students.

Flu Vaccination - EMS Students

All students enrolled in an EMS Program with clinical components must receive an annual flu vaccination, when available.

Latex Exposure - All Students

The use of latex/latex based products may exist in health care universal precautions and in environments such as, but not limited to: classrooms and training labs, hospitals.  Individuals with latex allergies should seek expert advice from their health care provider so that they may receive information to make an informed decision regarding their exposure to latex.

Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure - EMS Students

The EMS programs may have clinical experiences that expose the student to blood borne pathogens via contact with bodily fluids including, but not limited to, blood and saliva. Students accepted into these programs will be expected to adhere to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for the use of Standard Precautions. The CDC defines standard precautions as "a set of precautions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B virus (HBV), and other blood borne pathogens when providing first aid or health care." Under standard precautions, blood and certain body fluids are considered potentially infectious for HIV, HBV, and other blood borne pathogens. Students will be expected to adhere to hand hygiene protocols and consistent use of personal protective equipment including masks, gloves and eyewear.

If an exposure incident occurs, the student will be guided through the 'Accident Incident Reporting Protocol' by their assigned faculty. If medical follow-up is necessary, the student will file with their primary insurance first. If there is out of pocket cost to the student, the student will work with the College Safety Officer to file for reimbursement request through the Student Accident Program.

Credential Requirements - EMS Students

EMT applicants must also hold a valid and current American Heart Association Basic Life Support card, OR one of the CPR courses deemed equivalent per Florida Department of Health Guidelines as listed on this document: Florida Emergency Medical Services CPR and ACLS ProvidersCertification is required by the beginning of the program and cannot expire prior to graduation. 

Financial Aid Consultation

Students who are receiving financial aid and have accumulated more than 45 credit hours in coursework prior to entrance to the program must consult with the SF Financial Aid Office prior to accepting a position in the program in order to determine funding eligibility. For more information regarding ways to pay for the program, please visit the Financial Aid Office's web page, Ways to Pay.

Any questions? Contact the IPS Advisement Office here.