I decided to research paramedic job satisfaction in Iowa after having a conversation with some of out local State lawmakers. A summary of that project can be downloaded to the link on the left of the page.
During the Spring 2012 semester of graduate school, I completed a research paper for course EDRM 600. I decided to research if there was a correlation between having an experience as an EMT and performance in paramedic class. I was teaching the paramedic program at Southeastern Community College, and it was thought that requiring experience as an EMT prior to being accepted into the training program would help improve student outcomes. The research I conducted was evidence that requiring experience as an EMT would most likely not affect student outcomes, and other prerequisites should be considered. Below is a podcast summary of my research, and the paper I submitted.
"Good job Johnathan. Your structure was strong, and your paper flowed well." - Tobin L. ; PhD, CSU Faculty
"John's dedication to improving the paramedic program is reflected in every part of his work. His research is essential to the program's success" - Laura M; MA- Former Dean of Health and CTE, Southeastern Community College