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Pinellas Technical College

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Patient Care Assistant

 Patient Care Assistant

Length 290 Hours
Admissions Contact Arilee Still - stilla@pcsb.org
Course Information Arilee Still - stilla@pcsb.org
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Mission: The mission of this program is to provide students the opportunity to develop entry-level career skills to offer patient care to people of all cultures in our ever changing society.

Program H170692 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

Basic Healthcare Worker – Course HSC0003 (90 hours) – Instruction covers basic health care and safety procedures, employability, communications, interpersonal skills, basic mathematics, science and computer literacy.

Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated) – Course HCP0121 (75 hours) – Content includes but is not limited to legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work practices, basic patient care, care of the elderly patient, nutrition and restorative activities.

Advanced Home Health Aide – Course HCP0332 (50 hours) – Content includes the family unit, safety in the house, and household management as it pertains to the infirmed and elderly.

Patient Care Assistant – Course HCP0020 (75 hours) – Content includes skills related to the hospital setting and providing nursing assistant care for the adult patient.

Special Admission Requirements: Specific health occupations admission guidelines (immunizations, drug screening, background check, etc.) are available in Student Services.

Distance Education: Not available at this time

This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing

Industry Certification(s): Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Affiliations: Community Healthcare Agencies

Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  85%

Minimum Attendance Requirement:  94%

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