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Academy of Emergency Medical Science

Image of the Pine Forest High School Academy of Emergency Medical Science LogoAdmission
Enrollment in the Academy of Emergency Medical Science at Pine Forest High School is open to high school students currently residing in the Pine Forest High School attendance area who are interesting in pursuing a career in the health care field.  Only those students who meet the Academy entrance requirements are eligible to enroll in the Health Science courses offered at Pine Forest High School.


Mission
The Academy of Emergency Medical Science at Pine Forest High School was established to provide competent, caring, and compassionate healthcare employees for the State of North Carolina.  The curriculum in this course of study introduces students to varied careers in health care, assists students in identifying their interests and aptitudes, and provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary education leading to jobs in these careers.  Through partnerships with local hospitals, healthcare providers, colleges and universities, and health care facilities in the Fayetteville area, the Academy of Emergency Medical Science will enable students to investigate the careers available to them in the allied health and health care industries.


General Requirements for admission include: 

  • AOEMS Application (parent/guardian signature)
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • Overall unweighted grade point average (GPA) minimum 3.0
  • Health Sciences Course average minimum 3.0
  • Student interview
  • Appropriate career objective
  • Review of school absence history/discipline referrals

Overview
The Pine Forest High School Academy of Emergency Medical Science is a three-year program for high school students beginning in the sophomore year. The program educates and trains students to become Emergency Medical Technicians (basic) or Certified Nursing Assistants in Cumberland County, North Carolina. The Academy of EMS is designed to integrate the learning of communication, technical and academic skills through real-world applications in pre-hospital, emergency settings or long term care patient settings. The program ensures that participating students are in a course of study that uses a curriculum designed and approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Sciences and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Nurse Aide Certification curricula. The focus of the curriculum is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-secondary school and/or in the 21st Century workforce. This is accomplished under the supervision of qualified instructors (registered nurses who are also licensed to teach at the high school level in North Carolina). Instruction includes didactic lectures, skills practicum, job shadowing, industry mentorships, and community internships with licensed, practicing physicians, registered nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and certified nursing assistants.

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Published by Barbara Ratledge on August 24, 2017
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