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"I was looking for the edge up. I felt that getting an education
here would empower me and help make me a better paramedic."
~ Alex Tull, Health Training paramedic student
"We have a really exceptional group of instructors who push
you to learn more. It's a fun feeling once you relaize that you're
retaining the information you've been putting in."
~ Amanda Portch, Health Training paramedic student
This 1,290.5 hour Paramedic Program allows you to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and then apply for state certification. It follows the 2011 National EMS Education Standards.
This three-phase program consists of 672 hours of intensive, classroom and lab training, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, in the INHS Health Training Facility; followed by a minimum of 258.5 hours of supervised hospital clinical time; and a minimum of 360 hours of supervised paramedic field internship. Clinical rotations and field internships are available at a number of approved locations (or set up at other locations across the country).
Credentials obtained: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support.
PDF: Paramedic Job Functionality Analysis
Applications must be submitted after the candidate has registered and paid the application fee.
To register, click here. Upon registration, application will be emailed to you.
The INHS Health Training Paramedic Program is conducted in three phases. This three-quarter time program consists of 28 weeks of intensive classroom training at the INHS Training Facility, three days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The second phase consists of a minimum of 258.5 hours of supervised clinical experience in a hospital setting. The third phase is a field internship which consists of a minimum of 360 hours working with an approved paramedic preceptor.
The NREMT pass rates
for both written and practical exams are the percentage of students that
successfully complete the examination within the allotted number of
attempts. The first attempt pass rate for our program is 99% with 100% 2nd
attempt on psychomotor examination. Since the start of our program 6
years ago, we have had 97% of our graduates pass the NREMT examination on their
first attempt, with all passing 2nd attempt and only 1 student
not attempting a retake.
INHS Health Training School Catalog and Student Policy Manual (manual topics listed below)
Appeal and Grievance Process
Cancellation and Refund
Clinical and Internship Requirements
Didactic & Internship Evaluation
Employment During Class
HIPAA & Confidentiality
Leave of Absence
Prior Credit & Experimental Credit
Promotion and Graduation
Smoking & Tobacco
Standards of Progress
Student Counseling and Evaluations
Student Information Protection
Student Performance Guidelines
Testing and Grading Criteria
Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation
Uniform and Personal Appearance
Vacation and Holidays – School Closures
Withdrawal and Readmission
NEXT CLASS: October 16, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/2020 Paramedic Course. Please click here to register for the course application fee.
The St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Division of Inland Northwest Health Services Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756(727) 210-2350 www.caahep.org
Students have the opportunity to earn 44 credits for Prior Learning to be used to meet partial requirements for a Bachelor Paramedicine Degree from Central Washington University.
It is essential that attendance in the didactic, lab, clinical, and field internship be top priority for every student who strives to be successful in this Paramedic Program. Attendance is perceived as a strong work ethic by potential and current employers and reflects dedication to the profession and to patient care.
- Submit completed Paramedic Program Application Packet in its entirety along with a $50.00 application fee to be paid through the INHS course registration website. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Click here to be directed to the course registration site.
- Submit completed and signed Criminal Background Check form included in the application packet. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon an acceptable report from this agency.
- Submit a copy of your current driver’s license or state issued identification.
- Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent.
- Submit high school and any post high school transcripts (i.e. technical school, college).
- Submit a copy of current state EMT and/or National Registry Basic certificate or advanced level certificates, if applicable. At the time the application is submitted the applicant must have been an EMT for at least one year or one certification period or 1,000 patient contacts at an ALS Agency.
- Submit a copy of a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider (or equivalent) CPR card.
- Submit one letter of reference from the applicant’s immediate supervisor.
- Submit a written or typed essay describing the applicants EMS experience. The essay must be 500 words or less.
- Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a 200 level Anatomy & Physiology course or successful completion of an on-line program (non-credit). The applicants acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of an Anatomy & Physiology course. All students are encouraged to take an Anatomy & Physiology course for credit. The Corexcel online Anatomy & Physiology Course can be found here: http://www.corexcel.com/anatomy.physiology.online.htm . Use the code INHSap35 to receive $35 off.
- Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a Medical Terminology course or successful completion of an on-line program. The applicant's acceptance into the Paramedic Program will be contingent upon successful completion of a Medical Terminology course. The Corexcel online Medical Terminology Course can be found here: https://www.corexcel.com/html/online.medical.terminology.htm. Use the code INHSmt30 to receive $30 off.
Within one week of the application deadline qualified candidates will be notified of the entrance exam schedule. All applicants must successfully pass a computer based EMS exam with at least a 70%. This test consists of the following sections: reading comprehension, Basic EMT, Anatomy & Physiology, mathematics and a personality assessment.
Applicants who are accepted will have to confirm their willingness to attend by registering for the course and paying the minimum amount due to secure their enrollment. The minimum amount due includes books and lab fees.
The decision to accept an applicant into the Paramedic Program will be based on the following:
- A complete application packet
- Applicant’s essay
- Passing the computer based exam with at least a 70%
- A personal interview with the INHS Paramedic Program selection committee
- Successful completion of the Anatomy and Physiology course (grade of C+ or better)
- Successful completion of the Medical Terminology course (grade of C+ or better)
Applicants with active employment by an ambulance or fire service are given priority for entrance into the Paramedic Program.
All applicants will be notified in writing regarding either their acceptance or their rejection into the Paramedic Program.
Upon Acceptance into the Program
Paramedic Program students will need to submit complete immunization records to include but not limited to:
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella/Rubeola and
- Varicella (if not available, a letter stating when you had the actual illness or titer results)
- TB test results (results must be within the immediate past six months)
- Hepatitis B Series (if not completed, documentation of starting the series)
NOTE: These expenses are to help the paramedic student anticipate some of the costs associated with the INHS Health Training Paramedic Program. It is an estimate only and does not include the expenses associated with incidentals, travel, etc. These expenses are subject to change without notice.
Tuition, Books and Lab Fees:
Application Fee: $50
Textbooks (required): $800
Paramedic Care, 4th 7 volumes (available in etext)
Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, 7th edition
ECG’s Made Easy, 5th edition
The 12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3rd edition
Heart Association ACLS Student Manual (available in ebooks)
American Heart Association PALS
Student Manual (available in ebooks)
American Heart Association ECC
Student Manuals (available in ebooks)
Lab Fees: $825
FISDAP – online tool
ANTICIPATED PARAMEDIC PROGRAM EXPENSES: $12,775
Other expenses (not provided by INHS). Cost varies by vendor
and are subject to change:
Drug Test: $55-$75
Psychomotor Exam: $450
Cognitive Exam: $110
& Physiology Course: Varies
Non-Refundable Application Fee (click here to pay).
Tuition, textbooks, and additional fees (click here to see pricing).
Scholarships may be available because of a generous
donation from Providence Health Care Community Benefit. Students are not eligible to apply until they have been accepted into the course. Please know the scholarship application will be
submitted to an independent review board consisting of community members, INHS staff
and Providence representatives. All applications will be anonymous; with all
identifying information withheld.
- Brady Paramedic Care,4th edition 7 volumes (available in e-text)
- myBradylab Online Access
- Brady Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, 7th edition
- Aehlert’s ECG’s Made Easy, 5th edition
- Aehlert’s The 12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome, 3rd edition