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PHRN (Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse)

December 4, 2023 @ 8:30 am - December 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CST

The Pre-hospital Registered Nurse Program provides supplemental education to licensed RNs to practice within an EMS System as emergency medical services personnel for pre-hospital and inter-hospital transports in accordance with the guidelines set forth in Section 515.730 of the Illinois EMS Act.

The PHRN is a healthcare professional who demonstrates an understanding of pre-hospital emergency medical services. PHRN candidates completing this curriculum will have successfully demonstrated entry-level competency in basic and advanced life support theory, inclusive of scene safety issues, field patient assessment, field patient management with continuous field monitoring, radio communication skills, basic and advanced life support psychomotor skills, and field transportation issues.

PHRNs function under medical control authorization in a pre-hospital environment, working in conjunction with other pre-hospital practitioners to competently and emergently care for the patient.

The PHRN Curriculum is designed to address topics pertinent to the pre-hospital emergency care of critically ill and injured patients and reflects the current objectives of the National Standard Curriculum as identified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The practice of a PHRN requires a unique body of knowledge, incorporating nursing knowledge with pre-hospital emergency medical care. PHRNs need to adhere to established standards of practice in addition to the application of a specific body of emergency medical services.


  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure in good standing.
  • Minimum of 1 year of documented critical care experience.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider / Professional Rescuer CPR certification.
  • Current ACLS certification.
  • Current PALS / PEPP certification (only one of these is required).
  • Current BTLS / PHTLS / TNCC / TNS / TNATC / TPATC (only one of these is required).

Completion Requirements:

  • 10 Documented ALS Calls from ride-along shifts.
  • PHRN Licensure will be granted once candidates pass the National Registry Paramedic Level Exam.
    (This does not grant a Paramedic license/certification—PHRN Licensure will be granted by the state of Illinois)


The course will be held over the following dates: December 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th, 15th.
8:30 am – 5:00pm
Attendance at all 5 sessions is mandatory!

The cost of the course is: $800
PLEASE NOTE: The NREMT Testing fee of $160 is not included in the course fee, and will be paid directly to NREMT.

Registration Deadline: November 27th
Cancellations or withdrawals (FOR ANY REASON) are subject to a $75 administrative fee.

Registration will be available pending IDPH approval of course!



December 4, 2023 @ 8:30 am CST
December 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CST
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Joyce LeValley
(708) 327-2543


Loyola EMS Classroom
2160 S. 1st Ave. - EMS Building 110 Lower Level
Maywood, IL 60153 United States
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