Community college recognizes 13 graduates of EMT-paramedic course
Recently, nine women and four men completed an 11-month emergency medical technician-paramedic program at Vance-Granville Community College. Serving as lead instructor was Vivian Loyd, a registered nurse and Paramedic Level 1 instructor, who was assisted by Randy Nunn.
Those students who completed course requirements were: Ryan Wells of Afton; Tonia Brantley of Creedmoor; Wendy Ferrell and Stephanie Parham, both of Franklinton; Katie Howell of Durham; Elizabeth Campbell, Jenna Kelsey and Robert Minish, all of Henderson; Keshia Daniel of Oxford; Matthew J. Moscar of Stem; Janice Page of Wake Forest; Mike Waite of Wilton; and Patricia Brooks of Youngsville.
Eligibility requirements for the course included prior completion of a 203-hour EMT-basic course and a state exam. The EMT-P course itself involves almost 600 hours of classroom instruction and 500 hours of field work. In addition, each student was required to complete an 80-hour anatomy and physiology course, as well as numerous exams, including a “scope of practice” exam, which tested the students’ hands-on ability and critical thinking skills.
All 13 students are now eligible to earn state-certification.