Patient Care Assistant

Students are trained to provide basic nursing care of adults, children, infants and the elderly. After successful completion of the Texas Department of Aging Nurse Aide Competency Examination, students will focus on acute care and specialized patient care. Entry-level skills in phlebotomy, EKG, and monitor technician are included.

  • Delivery: Daytime, afternoon, evening and web enhanced/hybrid Classes
  • Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full Time
  • Location: Nursing and Allied Health and Starr County Campuses

Work Environment

Long term care centers, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and home health agencies

Potential Job Titles

  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • EKG Technician
  • Monitor Technician
  • Nurse Aide

Salary Data

  • Average Wage: $10.50/hour
  • Top Earners: $15.00/hour

Keep CNA Current in Texas

Keep your "registry listing" with Nurse Aide Certificate (CNA) in Texas current! If you allow your CNA to expire you will lose your PTCA certification!

Texas Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook: http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/064400.pdf

Additional information about CNA requirements in other states

PTCAs require yearly continuing education and renewal.

Patient Care Technician/ Patient Care Assistant Certification Phlebotomy Certification
EKG Technician Certification
National Healthcareer Association
NHA - National Headquarters
134 Evergreen Place, 9th Floor
East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: 973-678-9100
Toll Free: 800-499-9092
FAX: 973-678-7305

http://www.nhanow.com


Faculty Staff

Name E-mail Phone Location
Rice, Sharon - Program Chair srice 956-872-3109 NAHC 129
Sauceda, Corina mgearhart 956-872-3173 NAHC 128
Handy, Maggie mhandy 956-872-3111 NAHC 125
Saenz, Felisa fasaenz 956-872-3155 NAHC 127
Name E-mail Phone Location
Reyes, Angie - Faculty Secretary reyesang 956-872-3049 NAHC 131