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

Advising Sessions

Date Location
August 2, 2018 Room 204
August 9, 2018 Room 204
August 16, 2018 Room 204
August 23, 2018 Room 204
August 30, 2018 Room 204
September 6, 2018 Room 204
September 13, 2018 Room 204
September 20, 2018 Room 204
September 27, 2018 Room 204
October 4, 2018 Room 204
October 11, 2018 Room 204
October 18, 2018 Room 204
October 25, 2018 Room 204
November 1, 2018 Room 204
November 8, 2018 Room 204
November 15, 2018 Room 204
November 29, 2018 Room 204
December 6, 2018 - Last Advising Session for 2018 Room 204


All sessions are held Thursdays 2pm at Ramiro Casso NAH Campus,  1101 E. Vermont Ave. McAllen, TX 78503

No Appointment Necessary

Contact:
Claudia Tovar 
956-872-3119 
NAH A-131 
ctovar@southtexascollege.edu


Degree Plans Faculty Staff Career Exploration Resources

Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Rice, Sharon - Program Chair srice 956-872-3109 NAHC 129
Handy, Maggie mhandy1 956-872-3111 NAHC 125
Saenz, Felisa fasaenz 956-872-3155 NAHC 127
Sauceda, Corina csauceda_2597 956-872-3173 NAHC 128
Vallejo, Gabriel gvallejo_6063 956-872-3090 NAHC PB2A

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Staff
Name E-mail Phone Location
Tovar, Claudia - Faculty Secretary ctovar 956-872-3119 NAHC A-131

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: https://home.pearsonvue.com/getattachment/73a0c524-4cbe-401a-aa5c-fe1ebf4e2517/Texas

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


Program Resources