Gateway paramedic class sees 100 percent pass rate | GCTC

Gateway paramedic class sees 100 percent pass rate

Published on Aug 10, 2021

Gateway Community & Technical College had all 16 paramedic students pass their National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor exams. 

The National Registry Paramedic (NRP) cognitive exam takes two hours and 30 minutes with 80 to 150 questions covering the entire spectrum of EMS care. To pass the exam, candidates must meet a standard level of competency, defined by the ability to provide safe and effective entry level emergency medical care.

The psychomotor exam is administered by NREMT and candidates are tested on six skills: Patient Assessment: Trauma, Dynamic Cardiology, Static Cardiology, Oral Station Case A, Oral Station Case B, and an Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario.

Paramedics provide pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill or injured patients with an advanced level of knowledge and skill set. Gateway’s paramedic program begins in August and finishes in just 12 months. 

Previous year’s NREMT pass rates at Gateway:

2017 - 95%
2018 - 95.5%
2019 - 94.7%

Since the program’s inception in 2015, Gateway has seen 149 graduates. There are a wide variety of job opportunities available for graduates in areas such as fire departments, ambulance services, emergency rooms and more. Salary ranges from $40,000 - $120,000 a year. With a national shortage of paramedics and an even growing job market.

Gateway’s paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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