Patient Care Assistant
Multi-skilled nursing assistants and orderlies perform basic patient care
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as cross-trained nursing assistants (SOC 31- 1014 Nursing Assistants). All others, Patient Care Assistants, Nursing Aides, and Orderlies, or Home Health Aides. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills, expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant, for both acute and long term care settings.
The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.|
The entire program is 290 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Nurse Aide and Orderly (Articulated)||75 Hours
|OCP C||Advanced Home Health Aide||50 Hours|
|OCP D||Patient Care Assistant||75 Hours|
|Total Hours: 290|
Patient Care Assistant
Home Health Aide
The average wage for this career in Florida is $12.90 hourly or $26,840 annually.
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College|
Don Hylor Jr.
- O*Net Online: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-9021.00
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm
- Curriculum Framework See Patient Care Assistant (H170692) (RTF): http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/career-tech-edu/curriculum-frameworks/2020-21-frameworks/health-science.stml