George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute

2100 Mack Boulevard
First Floor
Allentown, PA 18103
United States

General Facility Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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Do you want to fly or do critical care transports? Or function on an EMS ambulance as a nurse? If so, the PHRN course is for you! Pennsylvania requires RN’s who want to do any of the above to be certified as a Prehospital RN.

The Prehospital Registered Nurse Course is designed to teach registered nurses to function as advanced life support care providers in the prehospital environment and an introduction to critical care transport. Didactic classes are held at the George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, located on the ground floor at 2100 Mack Blvd, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Didactic includes ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS courses. 

Classroom instruction begins on January 2, 2024, and runs to June 25, 2024. Class is conducted on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Classes consist of lectures and frequent workshops. This complete training program includes didactic, clinical, and field experiences provided by the Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network and selected local ambulance corps.

To successfully complete the course, students must:

  1. Complete the didactic
  2. Pass the field internship,
  3. Pass the EMT Basic practical test (administered by the Eastern PA EMS Council), unless you are already certified as an EMT
  4. Pass the National Registry written assessment examination