Acadian Ambulance and the National EMS Academy are kicking off their first round of the accelerated EMT class in Nashville, Tennessee. The program will select individuals interested in earning their Emergency Medical Technician certification and pay them while they are in training. Upon successful completion, they will then serve as EMTs in the Nashville area.
Compared to the traditional EMT program, which takes four months to complete, the accelerated program is an intense and complex seven-week course. Acceptance into this program is competitive, with only 30 seats available. Acadian will cover the associated tuition and fees of the course, as well as pay students to attend classes while they’re enrolled. Upon graduation and passing the EMT National Registry exam, the individual will begin earning EMT pay in the Nashville area.
The last day to apply for the program is April 4, 2022, and the course will begin on May 16, 2022. The class will be held in the Nashville area.
To learn more about the program or to apply, visit
Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, providing transportation and medical service to areas in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. It is employee-owned and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and its sister division, Acadian Air Med, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.
The National EMS Academy offers entry-level, continuing education and refresher courses for a number of EMS career pathways, including EMTs and paramedics. They are a nationally accredited EMS training facility with locations in Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee and are an authorized American Heart Association Training Center for CPR and ECC courses.