Skip to Content

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Thank you for your interest in the NorthShore Highland Park Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) educational programs. NorthShore offers initial education for Paramedics.

Our Mission
NorthShore University HealthSystem Highland Park Hospital EMS System is committed to being the premier provider of EMS education based upon innovative, effective, and professional processes.

Our Goal
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. Competence includes knowledge (facts, figures, concepts, and ideas), understanding (relationships among these, the context, what is important), skills (analysis, decision-making, communication, getting results, building teams), and intuition (timing, methods, and processes, staffing, and approaches). (Burke & Cooper, 2013)

The Paramedic course includes instruction in the didactic, clinical, and field environments while meeting or exceeding the educational and competency standards of the current USDOT/NHTSA Educational Guidelines. The Paramedic program is affiliated with the College of Lake County.

NorthShore Highland Park Hospital Paramedic Education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214.703.8992

For additional information regarding the Paramedic program, contact us at 847.480.2812 or email


Program Success Rate

Paramedic Program Outcome Summary
Year State/National Exam Pass Rate Program Retention Positive Placement
2023 In Progress 
2022 80% (4/5) 83% (5/6) 80% (4/5)
2021 87.5% (7/8) 80% (8/10) 87.5% (7/8)
2020 100% (6/6) 86% (6/7) 100% (6/6)
2019 100% 93% (13/14) 100% (13/13)
2018 87.5% (7/8)* 67% (8/12) 63% (5/8)













*To date, one student has not taken the state exam through qualified and recommended.

Burke, R.J., & Cooper, C.L. (2013). The Fulfilling Workplace The Organization's Role in Achieving Individual and Organizational Health Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk (pp. 1 online resource (347 p.)). Retrieved from