Designed to teach students introductory skills necessary to function as a patient care assistant (PCA) in a variety of healthcare settings. Students learn valuable technical skills through classroom discussions, hands on learning and externship opportunities.
The Patient Care Technician prepares you to work in a hospital environment under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Students are trained to perform clinical skills such as blood collection, EKGs, catheterization, recording vital signs and patient treatments, and other tasks related to patient care.
Upon successful completion of the course students may be eligible to take the Patient Care Technician test through the National Health Career Association. Successful completion of the state board exam will make you a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Certified Phlebotomist. Graduates can expect to find employment opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and placement agencies.
Areas of Study Include:
Legal & Ethical Issues
Growth and Development
Rehabilitation Exercise and Rest
Understanding Patient Care Assignments
Discharging a patient
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
CPR, BLS, AED
Communication with the Elderly
Be at least 18 years old
Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or resident with a school permit
Submit Admissions Application ($25 Nonrefundable), (via Sign Request)
Show proof of high school graduation or GED
Agree to participate in both clinical and theoretical components of the course
Provide proof of health clearance (physical exam) from a physician
Provide proof of the following tests and vaccines
TB (or chest x-ray)
10 Panel Drug Screen
Hep B (No more than 10 years old)
Chicken Pox (No more than 10 years old)
MMR (No more than 10 years old)
Complete a background check through Castle Branch, with the directions provided by Capscare.
Interview with the Dean of Nursing
Complete an entrance exam
Total Program Length: 16 Weeks
Lecture Portion: 13 Weeks, Monday-Friday, 9AM-1PM
Clinical Portion: 3 Weeks, Monday-Friday, Times: TBD
Start Date: To be determined by the Office of the Dean
$2,200 ($660 deposit required to start)
Uniform: Scrubs and closed-toe shoes required, (Not included in the Program Cost).
CNA License: $155 (Required by Florida Board of Nursing)
CPT Certification: $150 (Not Required by Capscare Academy but most employers do require for employment.)