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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 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and 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 EMT and Paramedic courses include 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 EMT and Paramedic programs are 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 either the EMT or Paramedic programs, contact us at 847-480-2812 or email


Program Success Rate

EMT Program Outcome Summary
Year State/National Exam Pass Rate Program Retention
2019 In progress 71% (10/14)
2018 100% (11/11) 92% (11/12)
2017 100% (12/12) 80% (12/15)
2016 100% (13/13) 76% (13/17)
Paramedic Program Outcome Summary
Year State/National Exam Pass Rate Program Retention Positive Placement
2019 100% 93% (13/14) 100% (13/13)
2018 87.5% (7/8)* 67% (8/12) 63% (5/8)
2017 100% 92% (12/13) 92% (11/12)
2016 100% 83% (10/12) 100% (10/10)



















*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