The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for an entry level position as a patient care assistant. The program provides competency in the fundamentals of patient care and basic nursing skills, imparting the knowledge and skills required of home health aides, in addition to training in basic EKG and venipuncture. Graduates will be qualified for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other health services families. The university awards a certificate upon completion if this program

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (A MINIMUM OF 20 CREDITS)

Required Courses
Credit Hours
  • PCT 105
    Fundamentals of Patient Care and Treatment
    2
  • PCT 110
    Medical Terminology
    2
  • PCT 115
    Anatomy and Physiology
    2
  • PCT 120
    Introduction to EKG
    1
  • PCT 125
    Phlebotomy and Injections
    3
  • PCT 130
    Hospital Procedures
    2
  • PCT 145
    Nursing Clinical Practices
    2
  • PCT 150
    Adult/Geriatric Care
    2
  • PCT 200
    Externship
    4
SEMINAR
Credit Hours
  • CPR 001
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
     
  • HIV 004
    HIV/AIDS
     
  • PDT 005
    PDT Seminar
     
  •  
    20

Medical students are required to wear medical attire at all times. Students must furnish their own uniforms.

All students must provide BLS, OSHA, HIV, and HIPPA seminar completion forms in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

Students must complete 120 hours of clinical practice.

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