Chief of Academics | Clinical Coordinator | Lead Instructor
Meet Vanessa Hale, an esteemed member of the Georgia Institute of EMS. With a formidable 24 years in the EMS field, Vanessa wears multiple hats as the Chief of Academics, Clinical Coordinator, and Lead Instructor at the institute.
Vanessa's impressive credentials span from an Associate's Degree in Nursing Science to being certified as a Paramedic and AEMT Instructor. She's also an adept instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS).
Educationally, Vanessa embarked on her EMS journey at Dekalb Technical School, graduating as an EMT. She then furthered her expertise by training as a Paramedic at Central Georgia Technical School, rounding off her academic achievements with an Associate of Science in Nursing from Darton College.
Throughout her extensive career, she's assumed various roles, including that of an EMD dispatcher and a leadership role as an EMS Captain. Vanessa is affiliated with esteemed organizations like GEMSA and NAEMT, reflecting her commitment to the sector.
Reflecting on her reasons for joining the EMS field, Vanessa reveals a profound drive, stating she wanted to "help someone in their worst time of need." What she cherishes the most about teaching the next generation of EMTs and AEMTs is witnessing their passion and enthusiasm.
Outside of her intense professional life, Vanessa nurtures a love for exploring beaches. This affinity for the coast extends into her personal hobby - crafting beautiful creations out of seashells, a delightful tidbit that might surprise her students and peers.
Vision & Aspirations
Envisioning the future of EMS, Vanessa hopes for a more educated and well-rounded workforce. Her invaluable piece of advice to budding EMS aspirants is to "have patience with the patients, as you're witnessing them at their most vulnerable times."
Connect with Vanessa
Students or colleagues eager to connect with Vanessa can reach out to her via Email, Text, or Facebook. Her accessibility reflects her dedication to fostering a cohesive and interactive learning environment.