Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The Loyola Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is a semester long course of study. Upon successful completion of the course, Loyola EMT candidates are eligible to challenge either the National Registry examination for EMTs or the Illinois Department of Public Health examination to gain their licensure as an EMT by the State of Illinois. Incorporated into each 196-hour course are 16 hours of ambulance ride time and 16 hours of clinical rotation in various Chicago hospital emergency departments.

The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. This program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a variety of medical emergencies as EMTs in the pre-hospital setting. It is designed for individuals seeking to further their career in emergency medicine. Students frequently go on to become paramedics, nurses and physicians.

Cardiac arrest, respiratory emergencies, shock and bleeding, trauma, emergency childbirth, fracture splinting, wound care and diabetic emergencies are some of the many situations that the Loyola EMT student will learn to respond to. Additional focus topics will include scene and personal safety issues, ambulance operations, lifting and moving techniques, basic pharmacology, and street survival for the pre-hospital care provider.

The course is conducted Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. However, Summer and Fall 2020 sessions are cancelled.  Registration can be completed on LOCUS under HEM-100.

If you are interested in the non-degree EMT Course, please contact the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at (773) 508-3249 to check for space availability. You are invited to go to the Apply Now link to complete a Non-Degree Application to Loyola University Chicago.