MountainView Hospital is the first HCA Healthcare enterprise and currently the only hospital in Las Vegas to offer an extensive educational and training program to prehospital professionals throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The MountainView Hospital Paramedic Institute (MVHPI) has been approved, recognized, and given post-secondary licensure from the state of Nevada.

The MountainView Hospital Paramedic Institute has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Paramedic students undergo a 12-month program that involves a robust didactic regimen, labs to support didactic content, and hands-on clinical immersion. Following the completion of the 12-month program, paramedic students will have an additional 15 weeks to complete the SNHD protocol exam, field internship and the NREMT cognitive exam. MountainView Hospital partners with local Fire Departments and private EMS transport agencies who review and support the program. Students attending MVHPI are sponsored by each agency.

To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Outcome 2022 2021 2020
Retention 93.6% 79.2% No Eligible Graduates
NREMT or State cognitive exam 90% 100% No Eligible Graduates
Placement 100% 100% No Eligible Graduates
(Based on calendar year)

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2021.

MountainView Hospital Paramedic Institute was established in 2020 and did not have a graduating class that year.

Cohort 3 will complete the classroom and clinical portions in August 2023.

Cohort 4 is scheduled to begin on September 11, 2023.

The start or end date of either Cohort may change at the discretion of the Program Director. All students enrolled in Cohort 3 or 4 will be notified of any changes as the need arises. This policy can also be found in the amendment section (Amendment 2) of the student catalog.

Paramedic Institute Student Catalog