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Patient Care Pathways Certificate

Supportive allied health occupations are in high demand. The Patient Care Pathways Certificate program will develop the skills nurse aides need for successful employment in hospitals and medical centers. Following completion, the nurse aide assumes an expanded role as a "patient care assistant" or "nurse aide tech."

Prerequisites for the Patient Care Pathways Certificate

  • Nurse Aide (AH 122) is a pre-requisite to AH 125, Nurse Aide II - Acute Care Environment.
  • All other courses may be taken concurrently.
  • The courses are rigorous and demand study and preparation time outside of the required course hours.
  • The student should have a general knowledge of popular software applications including word processing, database management, and the Windows system.
  • Certificate students must have a physical examination, verification of immunizations, and test free from Tuberculosis. The student must have a specified background check before the acute care clinical experience.

Required Courses

AH 122 Nurse Aide 5 Credits
AH 126 Nurse Aide Success Skills 3 Credits
AH 130 Basic Life Support for Health-Care Professionals 0.5 Credits
AH 125 Nurse Aide II - Acute Care Environment 3 Credits
AH 210 Health Professions Medical Terminology 3 Credits