The role of the Wake County Institute for Out-of-Hospital Medicine is to prepare current EMTs, through classroom instruction, practical lab sessions, clinical experiences, and a field internship experience, so that they're eligible for National Registry and North Carolina Paramedic certification exams. Number of hours required for program completion: 1340.
Applicants must be current, active field providers working for one of the three EMS agencies in the Wake County EMS System.
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points, at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Responder Levels.
The mission of the Wake County Institute for Out-of-Hospital Medicine is to educate competent entry-level providers of out-of-hospital medical care in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains in order to deliver prompt, compassionate, clinically excellent care.
The vision of the Wake County Institute for Out-of-Hospital Medicine is to be the foremost resource within North Carolina for EMS education.
The Wake County Institute for Out-of-Hospital Medicine’s Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the National Registry's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
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Cohorts start in August and run through June of each year.
Program Outcomes Summary
Calendar Year 2021
There were no graduates during the 2021 reporting year.
Calendar Year 2020
Retention Rate: 88.9% First Time Test Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
Calendar Year 2019
Retention Rate: 100% First Time Test Pass Rate: 100% Job Placement Rate: 100%
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