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

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Information Sessions

Date Location
December 5, 2019 NAH-A Room 4.422, Via Zoom Starr County Room C-319
December 12, 2019  (Last Session for Fall Semester) NAH-A Room 4.422, Via Zoom Starr County Room C-319


Sessions are scheduled on Thursdays from 2:00pm-3:00pm in NAH Bldg A 4.422 and held via Zoom at Starr County Campus room C-319

No Appointment Necessary

PTCA Spring Registration

  • Attend Advisement Session (Last one is Thursday, December 12, 2019)
  • COMPLIO Complete
  • Correct Degree Plan (Patient Care)
  • Jagnet updated with correct phone number and email address
  • Bring your COMPLIO compliance checklist and see Mrs. Villanueca for Registration room 126

Degree Plans Faculty Staff Career Exploration Resources

Faculty
Name E-mail Phone Location
Rice, Sharon - Program Chair srice 956-872-3109 NAHC 129
Allen, Kari J. kallen1 956-872-2815 NAHC PB2B-A
Gearhart, Maryann mgearhart2 956-872-2817 NAHC PB2B-D
Handy, Maggie mhandy1 956-872-3111 NAHC 125
Hollifield, James T. jhollifield_5015 956-872-2818 NAHC PB2B
Hollifield, Jocelyn A. jhollifi 956-872-3147 NAHC PB2B
Justin, Jimmy jjustin_2567 956-973-1026 Mid-Valley B-201B
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 A-130

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


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