This Patient Care Specialist program prepares a graduate to work as an entry-level nurse aide, patient care technician, dialysis technician in a clinic, hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. Graduates will be able to check vital signs, CPR and First Aid, assist in medical examinations, performing electrocardiograms (EKGs), basic laboratory procedures, phlebotomy and operate a dialysis machine. This program is taught with a combination of lecture, practical exercises in the medical laboratory and with real-world experience during the 30 clinical hours externship portion of training conducted off-campus at a nursing home.
In addition, this course will prepare a graduate for LPN Entrance (Pre-LPN) exams (Basic Math & Science, Basic English Reading & Writing).
You will also be eligible to take exams to become a CNA Certified Nurse Assistant, NHA Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and NHA Certified EKG Technician (CET).
The course curriculum is approved by New York State Education Department, by Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and by National Health Career Association (NHA).
Who should attend?
This course is designed for those (men and women) looking for employment as nurse aide, nurse assistant, and patient care technician and specially for students who are planning to continue education in LPN or RN programs.