Patient Care Assistants (PCA)

Categories: Nursing
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About Course

Personal Care Aide Training is an excellent training opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the rewarding field of Healthcare. Students who successfully complete the training will receive a Certificate from the New York State Department of Health. 

  • PCA’s are likely to work in client’s homes, assisted living facilities or other facilities (not nursing homes). They will assist clients to complete activities of daily living such as exercise, walking, bathing, and grooming. In addition, they may also be expected to do some light housekeeping, run errands, and participate in meal preparation.
  • The course consists of an intensive seven days of training over a 2-week training period.
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What Will You Learn?

  • The program consists of seven days of training over a 2-week training period and will be a combination of classroom and laboratory skills instruction. Attendance is mandatory in order to complete the training and receive a PCA Certificate from the New York State Department of Health.
  • Students are expected to arrive on time and be prepared to participate in all the training activities.
  • It will be important for students to ask questions and to ask for help in understanding the classroom material and clinical procedures.
  • Throughout the training program students will be selected for completion based on the following criteria:

Course Content

Introduction to Nursing Procedures (20 Hours)

Introduction to CPR (4 Hours)

Introduction to Measuring Patient’s Vitals (20 Hours)

Assisting with Patient Hygiene (20 Hours)

Caring for the Client’s Environment

Assisting a Disabled Patient (6 Hours)

Terminal Care (5 Hours)

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