Mobile Intensive Care Nurse Certificate

The objective of this certificate is to prepare experienced emergency room nurses in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to interact via two-way radio communication with paramedics to assist in directing the care of patients in the pre-hospital setting.

Admission: Open to students possessing a current California Registered Nurse License who have completed the following entrance requirements

Contact the Emergency Medical Services Office for application materials.

Completion of the following 2.50 units and satisfactory completion of County requirements qualify the student for the Mobile Intensive Care Nurse Certificate.

Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 2.50 units of prescribed course work. A minimum grade of "C" or better must be maintained in all required courses. A "C" in these courses is considered to be 80% or higher.

Entrance Requirements:

  1. EMS 110, Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Provider (ACLS) or have a current ACLS card
  2. One year of experience as a registered nurse
  3. Have 800 hours experience as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department
  4. Proof of a cardiac dysrhythmia course
  5. Current employment in a base station hospital in San Bernardino or Riverside County
  6. Ability to complete a written screening examination with 80 percent accuracy

Major/Program Requirements

Career and Academic Pathways

Required Courses:

EMS 103Mobile Intensive Care Nurse


Total Credit Hours:2.5

A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of EMS systems, clinical care, and medical/legal issues in the provision of on-line (radio) patient care delivery.
  • Recognize how environments influence opinion, reaction to stress, and judgment.
  • Effectively communicate in a manner that is culturally sensitive and intended to improve process and outcome of care delivery.
  • Provide clinical oversight of pre-hospital providers as a preceptor within the hospital environment.