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PCT/GNA Course Sequence

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: 12 credits 

NUR 100 Patient Care Technician/Geriatric Nursing Assistant 6 credits
NUR 103 Advanced Patient Care Technician 6 credits 

                                                                                                                                    

Course Descriptions

NUR 100 - Patient Care Technician/Geriatric Nursing Assistant
6 credit hours--45 hours of lecture, 30 hours of college laboratory and 60 hours of clinical practice; one term.
Develop skills to function as a patient care assistant in the hospital setting. Engage in lecture, simulated practice of nursing skills in college laboratory and clinical practice in the hospital and extended-care facility. Students practice selected procedures on each other during college laboratory. The Maryland Board of Nursing has approved this course as meeting requirements to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has endorsed this course as meeting requirements for the state registry exam for geriatric nursing assistants. There is a fee for the state registry exam. Lab fee $50.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Patient Care Technician program or permission of the department chair.

NUR 103 - Advanced Patient Care Technician 
6 credit hours--45 hours of lecture, 30 hours of college laboratory and 60 hours of clinical practice; one term.
Practice advanced skills and obtain the clinical experience necessary to work as an advanced-level technician in area hospitals. Lab fee $150.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Advanced Patient Care Technician program.