Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)


8-week online self-paced Patient Care Technician certification course for Pre-health Students

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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 & certification course is an 8-week self-paced program ideal for health science students seeking patient care experience in hospitals, emergency rooms, treatment & rehab centers, nursing homes, and intensive care units prior to starting/ applying to nursing, physician assistant (PA), or medical school.

After successfully completing the course, students will take the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) or the National HealthCareer Association (NHA) certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT).

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.

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Why Us

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!

What's Included

Convenience and Accessibility Pre-health Students Need

ALL-INCLUSIVE 12-MONTH ACCESS TO INTERACTIVE LEARNING MATERIAL

Unlimited virtual access to mobile-friendly study portal 24/7 which includes nationally accredited textbooks & journals, downloadable notes & presentations, interactive assignments, lectures, virtual labs, study guides, practice exams, etc.



NATIONALLY ACCREDITED CPCT CERTIFICATION

ACT covers the cost of the national CPCT certification exam.



LEARN BY DOING WITH CUTTING-EDGE VIRTUAL SIMULATIONS

Virtually practice and perform essential clinical skills like taking vital signs, administering vaccinations/ injections, venipuncture, setting up and assisting with in-office/ surgical procedures, CPR, collecting and handling laboratory specimens, and much more!



LEARN HANDS ON WITH OUR VENIPUNCTURE PRACTICE KIT

With our hands-on learning practice kit add-on option, you will receive a venipuncture/injection practice kit directly to your home which includes 50+ authentic medical equipment, a dummy arm, needles, syringes, lancets, requisition order, vials, patient prep supplies, etc. Practice performing phlebotomy hands-on as you work through virtual clinic simulations.



ONLINE SEMINARS & DISCUSSION BOARDS

Guided reflection questions and discussion activities. Students can interact with classmates in a safe and stimulating environment.



STUDY GUIDES & COMPETENCY ASSESSMENTS

Well-organized PDF study guides and notes. Practice quizzes with application to real-world clinical cases available after each module.



INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM VIDEOS

Professional HD concept videos including immersive tutorials that demonstrate and explain complex topics, essential skills, and procedures.



VIRTUAL ECG SIMULATOR

Interactive ECG lab with practice guidelines and resources to teach the most common ECG rhythms. Other concept labs include examples of real body sounds and anatomical body models.



ACCESS TO OUR PRE-HEALTH COMMUNITY

Use this community to connect with pre-PA/nursing/medical students all over the country; Network with other passionate students in medicine, provide mentorship & advice, ask questions, share ideas, study, etc.



BLS & CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING

Learn how to perform CPR and other basic life support skills via the American Heart Association (AHA).



COURSE INSTRUCTOR IS AN EXPERIENCED NURSE (MSN) EDUCATOR

Instructors provide constant feedback & support following each module.



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

After the certification exam, ACT offers assistance with your job search, resume writing and review, and interview prep!



GRADUATE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

Instructors are established nurse (BSN) nurse practitioners (FNP) and physicians (MD) with expert insight on graduate applications. We also have current PA and medical students available to provide advice and mentorship during your application process!



PHYSICIAN/PA EVALUATION LETTER WITH MENTORSHIP OPTION

With our Physician/PA-C mentorship add-on option, students have the opportunity to gain a letter of evaluation (LOE) from our physician/PA advisors. Students must complete our mentorship program to be eligible for an LOE.


14 DAY 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

If you’re not satisfied with our course, we’re not satisfied. That’s why we’ll happily refund 100% of the course fee within the first 14 days of enrollment.



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