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Patient Care Assistant program PowerPoint

  1. 1. Are You A Match?  Do you enjoy working in healthcare settings?  Do you enjoy one-on-one interaction with others?  Are you friendly and patient?  Are you able to stay calm in stressful situations?  Can you do considerable bending and lifting?  Do you have a strong work ethic?
  2. 2. Program Description  The Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit program prepares students with rigorous classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. It may also include providing various outreach services to clients within the community. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the state nurse aide registry.
  3. 3. Employment  Opportunities: There are many job opportunities for a PCA/CNA in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and home health.  Job Placement: 90-100 % of our graduates are placed in jobs in their field of study each year.  Salary: A PCA/CNA may start out at minimum wage with opportunities for salary increases dependent upon years of experience and additional training after graduation.
  4. 4. Additional Program Requirements  Clinicals: A minimum of 24 clinical hours in a nursing home are required in the NAST 1100 class.  Pre-clinical requirements to be done under time constraints set by instructor in NAST 1100:  Random drug and alcohol screen prior to clinical experience approximate cost of $65.00  TB skin test approximate cost of $10-20  National criminal background checks approximate cost of $50.00.  Certification exam fees: $117.00 due at the completion of the program if the graduate chooses to become certified as a Nurse’s Aide in the state of Georgia  Uniforms: required in the classroom and clinical settings; cost varies dependent upon where uniforms are purchased
  5. 5. Timeline  Registration  Registration is offered fall, spring and summer terms dependent upon which campus is offering the program.  Contact your program advisor through e-mail, telephone or in person during new student registration.  Length of program  Most students can complete the program in 2 terms.
  6. 6. General Fees  One time application fee of $20  Once a year malpractice insurance fee of $11.00 assessed each fall semester  Late registration fees of $45  Fees, by term, as follows:  Tuition is based on $89 per credit hour ($1335 for 15 hours or more)  Registration fee of $50  Activity fee of $24  Technology fee of $105  Insurance of $4.00  Instructional fee of $50 Check with financial aid concerning your financial support eligibility. Check our website for the most recent tuition costs and general fee costs.
  7. 7. Total Estimated Program Costs Books/Supplies/Uniforms/Term Certifications/ Licenses  Current fees as listed on the Moultrie Technical College website  Total Book cost is approximately $600.00  Uniforms consist of navy blue scrubs and nursing or athletic shoes. Costs vary dependent upon where the items are purchased.  Drug/Alcohol Screen cost is approximately $65.00  TB Skin Test is approximately $10 - $20  National Criminal Background check is approximately $50.00  Certification Exam taken at the end of the program is $117.00 if no special accommodations are necessary
  8. 8. Frequently Asked Questions ??  Does my CNA certificate cover me from state to state?  No, but most states have reciprocity which means that you may be able to make application to the state to which you plan to transfer, and they will accept your training and certificate from Georgia and award you a certificate for that state as well.  Do I have to renew my certificate?  Yes. It has to be renewed every 2 years.  Do I have to retest when I renew my certificate.  No, you do not have to retest unless you let your certificate lapse.
  9. 9. PCA Program Advisor  Debra Craft, RN, BSN, M.Ed. - Allied Health Coordinator, Program Coordinator for PCA/NA  Campus/office #: Veterans Parkway Campus D109  Office hours: 8:00 – 5:00 and by appointment  E-mail:  Phone: 229-217-4209
  10. 10. Instructor  Amy Stewart, RN  Campus: Tifton Campus  Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment  E-mail: As set forth in its student catalog, Moultrie Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Lisa Newton, Title IX Equity Coordinator and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator - 229.217.4132 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 31788 Moultrie Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia