Are you a registered nurse looking to advance in your career? We can help you through our 328-hour program that prepares you to become an advanced level Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider.
PHRNs find jobs within public and private organizations
PHRNs function in a similar capacity as paramedics and their type of patient care experience can provide valuable insight in both academic and clinical components of other specialty areas of nursing.
Explore YOUR career with Career Coach! Career Coach is a helpful tool that will assist you in developing a path from your education to the job market. With Career Coach, you can find:
Begin exploring your options now!
Our program is an introduction to EMS, while teaching you the overall roles and responsibilities of the PHRN. Your nursing education and clinical experiences are very helpful as you learn how to assess injuries and illnesses and handle different situations. You will learn through class discussion, lectures, practical application in lab sessions, clinical experience with EMS services and competency testing.
Our program is designed to prepare you to:
Once you complete the program, you are eligible to attend a Pennsylvania Department of Health/National Registry of EMT’s psychomotor exam and complete the National Registry of EMT’s Paramedic Assessment exam.
When you complete an associate degree, you can continue and transfer credits to a four-year school.
For your convenience, you can complete your classes at our Harrisburg Campus.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines
You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC. Please use the information listed in the "How Can I Learn More" section to find out about start dates and enrollment deadlines.
We are passionate about providing a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your goals. Please contact the EMS unit at the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center (PSC) at 717-780-2458 for more information.