Welcome to the Jersey City Medical Center/Hudson County Community College
Paramedic Program website! As you surf the various pages of this site,
you will hopefully gain a sense of the exciting, dynamic and innovative
approach our program takes toward pre-hospital education. With a view
toward the future of EMS, we offer state-of-the-art classroom technology,
inventive teaching paradigms and hands-on, assessment-focused clinical
experiences in one of the busiest and most diverse settings in the country.
The new Jersey City Medical Center is just one of the many examples of
how we are forging boldly into the future! This 366,000 square foot, 326
bed acute care facility will allow our Paramedic students to assess and
treat patients in the most modern emergency department and cardiac catheterization
center in the State of New Jersey.
While the faculty and staff of the JCMC/HCCC Paramedic Program are committed
to a vision for the future, we are also very proud of our heritage. Jersey
City Medical Center was founded in 1912 as one of the country’s
premier medical centers to serve the people of Jersey City and Hudson
County, New Jersey. Since that time we have grown in many different directions,
including serving as the Children’s Hospital, Level II Trauma Center
and Advanced Life Support EMS provider for the entire county.
Rooted in our heritage and looking toward the future, TODAY we focus on
educating competent, confident, and compassionate Paramedics who will
serve the sick and injured in our local communities. The JCMC/HCCC paramedic
program stresses that students demonstrate strong interpersonal skills,
sound moral and ethical character, critical thinking abilities, and the
capacity for making quick and appropriate decisions regarding patient
care. As professional healthcare providers, JCMC/HCCC paramedic graduates
are taught how to interact effectively with other emergency services personnel,
to be dynamic leaders, to value life-long learning and personal development,
and above all to respect and sustain human life.
The Jersey City Medical Center EMS Department welcomes you to be a part
of our rich history and our vision for the future of EMS! If you’re
interested in joining us, feel free to fill out and submit the application
included elsewhere on the site.
Application Form -
all applicants must submit this form along with the required documentation
by the deadline date in order to be considered for acceptance into the
Paramedic Science Program.
2015 Reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
On May 15, 2015 the JCMC / HCCC Pre-Hospital Medicine: Paramedic Science
Program has been reaccredited by the commission of Accreditation of Allied
Health Educational Programs.
CAAHEP New Standard V.A. 4
Summary Information of Student/Graduate Achievement in 2015
The following is the 3-year review-window average results of the outcomes
for National Registry Written and Practical, Retention and Positive Placement.
- Percent of Graduates Passing First Attempt National Registry Written: 97.14%
- Percent of Graduates Passing National Registry Practical: 100%
- Percent Retention: 52.70%
- Percent of Graduates Positive Placement: 76.32%
The Paramedic program sponsored by the Jersey City Medical Center is accredited
by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational
Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992