Patient Care Technician

    Patient care technician assists elderly patient.

    Nashville State's Center for Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WDCE) has created an accelerated career pipeline to the high-demand healthcare industry. WDCE is educating and creating a pathway for needed patient care technicians, particularly for residents in historically underserved areas, in healthcare facilities throughout the Metro Nashville area.

    Program Details

    Students will receive two weeks of classroom and lab instruction in a state-of-the-art simulation lab at the Nashville State Community College White Bridge campus. 

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    Program Application

    You must be at least 18 years old to apply. You must also be able to pass a drug and background screening to be eligible for possible post-program employment.


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    About Patient Care Technicians

    Whether in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care facility, or doctor's office, technicians play a vital role in patient care. Working directly with patients and nurses, technicians typically assist with:

    • Managing good and liquid intakes
    • Monitoring vital signs
    • Drawing blood
    • Serving meals
    • Administering IVs
    • Changing bedding

    Benefits of a Patient Care Technician

    • High-demand career position in the healthcare industry
    • Average pay is $18/hour
    • Provide critical primary care to patients
    • Being a patient care technician can serve as a stepping-stone to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse or other healthcare careers

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