Students at Sampson Community College can rest assured the programs they take are in good hands as the college is in constant preparation to seek room for improvement. A recent invitation to the North Carolina Office of EMS (NC OEMS) for a site visit is a testament to that commitment.
The NC OEMS was invited to the college to offer guidance and support during the initial phases of its CoAEMSP accreditation. CoAEMSP is the Committee on Accreditations for the Emergency Medical Services Profession.
CoAEMSP recommends accreditation which can lead to permitting students to sit for the National Registry Exam and allowing them practice in all fifty states that accept reciprocity. This is particularly important in health-related disciplines which can face life or death consequences. Along with certification and licensure, accreditation is a tool intended to help assure a well-prepared and qualified workforce providing health care services.
“We are really excited about the visit,” says Angela Magill, Department Chair of EMS Programs at SCC. “The college is the early stages of submitting it’s LSSR (Letter of Self Study Report) which will take approximately six-months. Upon successful completion of the LSSR the college would be awarded a Letter of Review showing that we made excellent strides towards accreditation and students would be eligible for national examination.”
At that time, the college will have six-months to summit it’s ISSR (Individual Self Study Report) and upon completion, a site visit will be scheduled for full accreditation. The full process can take up to two years. Accreditation is an effort to assess the quality of institutions and accreditation helps to assure potential students that a school is a sound institution and has met certain minimum standards in terms of administration, resources, faculty and facilities.
All curriculum and Continuing Education Emergency Medical Science programs at SCC will be affected. For more information about health careers at SCC, contact Magill at 910-900-4009 or [email protected]