Tyler Boughan, March Student of the Month

Tyler Boughan standing in front of a black car.National Park College (NPC) named Tyler Boughan as March’s student of the month. Boughan is a student in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic program.

As a young man, Boughan wanted to be a paleontologist and a geologist. Once he graduated high school, he attended NPC to pursue an associate of science degree. “Because of my faith, I had a strong desire to help people and try and better them where they were in life,” stated Boughan. Unsure of his direction, he began in the medical field and finally focused on the paramedic program.

Boughan currently works full-time as an EMT for LifeNet, Inc. in Hot Springs where he serves as a training officer, helping entry-level and new hire EMTs. He enjoys learning and sharing his knowledge with others. “I really love my job. I enjoy the different people we meet and being able to help them in their weakest and most vulnerable moments, to be the person that gives them hope and encouragement through their struggles,” said Boughan.

“Tyler Boughan is an excellent paramedic student. We are proud of Tyler and his commitment to serve our community,” stated Josh Boyett, Emergency Medical Services Program Director.

“The medical field is constantly changing and growing, and it is my responsibility to keep up with the latest information and treatments so that I can be the best health care provider I can be,” stated Boughan. Paramedicine is his next step. He will graduate from the paramedic program in August 2020 and plans to return to college at a later date to further his education.