Patient Care Technician (CPCT)
8-week, online, self-paced Patient Care Technician certification course for Pre-health Students
Invest In Your Future And Prepare For Nursing, PA, Or Medical School With A Patient Care Technician (PCT) Certification!
This fully online certified patient care technician training and certification course is an 8-week self-paced program ideal for health science students seeking patient care experience in hospitals, emergency rooms, treatment and rehab centers, nursing homes, and intensive care units prior to applying to nursing, physician assistant (PA), or medical school.
As a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), you’ll play an integral role in the healthcare team as you provide diverse patient care duties in collaboration with physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs, and other healthcare professionals while preparing for PA, medical, or nursing school.
Patient Care Technicians are one of the fastest-growing roles in healthcare today! PCTs generally work in the hospital, intensive care unit, emergency room, cardiac care unit, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes. They usually work closely with the nursing staff to deliver patient care through various responsibilities, including obtaining vital signs, collecting laboratory specimens, conducting ECGs, transporting patients & assisting with ambulation, administering medications, etc.
Furthermore, PCT is trained to monitor and change Foley catheters, perform phlebotomy, set up feeding tubes, set up IVs, provide patient hygiene including bathing, oral care, peri-care, maintaining patient rooms, etc. Because PCT predominately functions in hospital settings, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a top skill they must embody.
Skills You'll Gain
With a nationally accredited CPCT certification, you will gain valuable patient care skills:
Upon completion of this course and credentialing exam, students will obtain a nationally accredited certification (CPCT) which may be used to confidently seek healthcare/ patient care experiences in hospitals, intensive care units, diagnostic testing centers, nursing homes, hospice, diagnostic testing centers, etc.
PA, nursing, and medical schools value applicants’ GPA and test scores and seek prospective students with passion and commitment to medicine displayed through a diverse set of healthcare experiences.
We sought to help students gain their healthcare experiences by creating a course that provides students with comprehensive clinical education and skills to be applied in various clinical settings to treat a wide range of patients with diverse illnesses and conditions.
A CPCT certification can help boost your PA, medical, or nursing school application as it highlights your clinical competency in diagnostic and treatment procedures, direct patient care skills, and complex medical decision-making capabilities, to name a few!