Training Information

Paramedicine

If you are interested in becoming a paramedic, there are three educational facilities within the Maritime Provinces where you can study:

Medavie HealthEd (located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) offers a Primary Care Paramedicine program (available full-time, on site for 10 months) and an Advanced Care Paramedicine program (available full-time on site, or part-time on site or via distance).

Prince Edward Island’s Holland College (located in Charlottetown, PE) offers a Primary Care Paramedic program (available full-time, on site for 10 months), an Advanced Care Paramedic program (available full-time, on site or via distance [in selected locations] for 13 months), and an Advanced Care Paramedic – Distributed Learning program (available as a web-based option, up to 36 months).

Medavie EMS-owned Atlantic Paramedic Academy (campuses in Fredericton, Edmunston and Moncton, New Brunswick) offers a Primary Care Paramedic program (available full-time, on site for 10 months) and an Advanced Care Paramedic program (available full-time, on site in Moncton for 12 months), along with several additional specialized courses for further study.

Nursing

Registered nurses who are interested in becoming part of the LifeFlight flight crew must initially meet all position requirements in our job postings. Once hired, nurses undergo a rigorous training program with our LifeFlight operations team to prepare them for the critical care flight environment. A certain number of missions must be completed as an observer before a nurse can officially go on a mission as a critical flight nurse. The timing of this process is dependent on the frequency and types of missions for which the helicopter is assigned. For more information, please contact our LifeFlight base at (902) 873-3657.

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