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Patient Care Assistant CCP

Patient Care Assistant Overview (5233)

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

 www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-health/default.aspx

Program Description

This CCP program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant. Students can begin their health careers by enrolling in the Patient Care Assistant program. This is the first step on the nursing or health care career ladder.

The Patient Care Assistant curriculum integrates classroom with clinical performance. Course content includes basic concepts in health science, nursing assistant, home health aide and patient care assisting.

Program Accreditation

This program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

Approximate length: 3 1/2 months. Program is offered as a full-time day program (Spring, Summer and Fall terms) and a full-time evening program (Spring, and Fall Terms)

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Nursing Program Specialist, Rhonda Boles, bolesr@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3412

 

Nursing Director, Deborah Copeland, copeland@palmbeachstate.edu (561) 868-3412

Employment Opportunities

Students who complete this program may provide patient care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation clinics or private homes.

Career Path Notes

The Patient Care Assistant program is designed to have multiple career options. Students who complete the program will have a base on which more complex skills can be added.

Students who complete the program will receive certificates in nursing assisting (75 hours), home health aide (50 hours) and patient care assisting (75 hours) and will be eligible to take the Florida Certification Exam for Nursing Assistants.

Career Center

http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 290)

Group A

HSC0003Health Care Concepts (CCP)

78 Clock Hours

HSC0003LHealth Care Concepts Lab (CCP)

12 Clock Hours

HCP0300Home Health Aide (CCP)

75 Clock Hours

Group B

HCP0120Nursing Assistant (CCP)

75 Clock Hours

Group C

HCP0620Patient Care Assistant (CCP)

50 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 290

Course Sequence

Term One - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 290)

HSC0003Health Care Concepts (CCP)

78 Clock Hours

HSC0003LHealth Care Concepts Lab (CCP)

12 Clock Hours

HCP0300Home Health Aide (CCP)

75 Clock Hours

HCP0120Nursing Assistant (CCP)

75 Clock Hours

HCP0620Patient Care Assistant (CCP)

50 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 290