This course is designed to train Patient Care Technicians in the basic skills necessary to assist nurses in a variety of health care settings and to be efficient and effective heath care team members. In addition, to the Basic Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program, PCT’s also learn basic CPR as well as Phlebotomy and EKG technician requirements. This comprehensive program is designed to provide the student with basic nursing care theory and practical and clinical experience to work in a variety of healthcare environments. Classroom instruction will be held at Tukiendorf Training Institute, Inc. and the clinical portion will be held at local community-based clinics, medical offices and nursing homes.
Patient Care Technicians must complete all 3 components of the program in order to be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) competency examination to become a PCT. The program’s components are:
- Basic Nursing Assistant (CNA)-component 1
- Phlebotomy-component 2
- EKG-component 3
(You can complete in any order.)
The program takes about nine months to complete. Patient Care Technicians work in: hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, as well as in the home health care setting.