Patient Care Technicians are Allied Health professionals who provide direct patient care within their regulated scope of practice. They perform basic nursing assistant tasks (as delegated by the nursing or medical staff) which may include obtaining patient vital signs and other data, communicating with the healthcare team and patients, assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), complying with confidentiality requirements, and performing ECGs and Phlebotomy tasks. Completers of this program are eligible to sit for the national examination through the NCCT, National Center for Competency Testing.
Length & Cost of Training
The program consists of 224 contact hours of class and laboratory instruction. Students may complete the program in one-two semesters. The program total tuition is $1,320, plus liability insurance. Textbooks and other required materials are not covered by financial aid.
Students who successfully complete the program may sit for the Nationally Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) National Certification Exam, which is required for employment as a Patient Care Technician.