Emergency Medical Services and Management

Emergency Medical Services includes paramedics, advanced emergency medical technicians and emergency medical technicians who collaborate with physicians to optimize acute care of the sick and injured. Emergency medicine encompasses the prevention, treatment and transport of the sick and injured. This program includes formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, and the management of incidents and Emergency Medical Services. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences with the opportunity to become an Emergency Medical Technician after successful completion of specific courses in the first year.

In this program, you will have the unique opportunity to study and develop in an interdisciplinary environment with faculty and peers in the nursing and health services programs. This environment will prepare you for the cooperative care that is expected in the work setting between first responders, ER staff and continuing care staff. You will participate in scenario-based simulations that will provide exceptional training and require use of management and medical skills.


Class sizes are kept small to facilitate a better learning experience.

You'll have access to high-fidelity simulations, task trainers and a fully-stocked ambulance patient compartment in the classroom.

What You'll Study

In the EMSM program, you'll take classes on topics including cardiology, trauma, medical emergencies, ambulance operations, pharmacology, advanced airway, business and more!

After Graduation

A degree in Emergency Medical Services and Management will afford you the opportunity to be prepared to work in a wide range of emergency and allied health areas, including pre-hospital healthcare. In addition, the curriculum prepares you to become credentialed as a paramedic.

You will have the opportunity to acquire additional certifications and licenses which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Trauma Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Pediatric Education for the Pre-Hospital Provider (PEPP)
  • Wilderness Emergency Medicine

Examples of potential career positions include the following:

Career information is provided through Vault and O'Net. Current Lees-McRae students can see the full results on Vault using their student email and password. 

Meet the Faculty

Claire Cline, DNP 
Interim Dean of the May School of Nursing

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