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Wilderness Medicine Expedition


9 days


23+ yrs


$2,425 to $2,470

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Learn to apply your professional medical skills to wilderness emergencies and experience the backcountry on a Wilderness Medicine Expedition. You'll be taught by senior faculty who are skilled in both the NOLS Expeditions core curriculum and NOLS Wilderness Medicine curriculum. These instructors have been chosen for their background in wilderness leadership, urban and wilderness pre-hospital care, and excellence as educators.

Your course begins at one of our NOLS locations with NOLS Wilderness Medicine’s signature Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practitioner course. After a foundational day of wilderness medicine skills and scenarios, you'll pack your food rations and equipment and begin your expedition. After a week of intensive wilderness travel, you will celebrate the end of your expedition confident in your ability to respond to an emergency and manage a team in a remote environment.

This course is for EMTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, PAs, or other medical professionals.

Course Policies
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Additional Details

Continuing Education (Learn More)
This course is pre-approved for 16 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Physicians may earn 15 hours of continuing education through joint providership with the Wilderness Medical Society for participation in this course.

If you're an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society, you may earn up to 28 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) with this course. Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details.

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 1 college credit through Western Colorado University.


Course Dates

2 courses

Lander, WY
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Aug 23, 2021 –
Aug 31, 2021


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Tucson, AZ
NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Dec 3, 2021 –
Dec 11, 2021


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