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Patient Care Technician FAQ's


What does a Patient Care Technician do?
How do I do clinicals?
Do I need to get Certified?
Does this meet my state requirements?


Q. What does a Patient Care Technician do?
A. Patient Care Technicians administer basic care for patients; such as bathing, repositioning, serving meals and taking vital signs. They work in hospitals, nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.
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Q. How do I do clinicals?
A. . This program is completed entirely online and includes virtual labs, the National Certification exam does not require that you complete any clinical before taking the exam. We encourage you to get hands-on-experience in the field and buy the review guide to prepare for the certification exam.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Patient Care Technician program prepares you to sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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Q. Does this meet my state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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