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Certificate – Basic Patient Care

Semester hours required for graduation: 29

Advisors: Dr. Heather Anderson, Dr. Elizabeth Murray


The Basic Patient Care attendant duties include assisting patients with many task they cannot do for themselves while they are in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes or long term care facilities. Basic Patient Care attendants may assist patients with tasks such as eating, getting out of bed, taking a bath, and brushing their teeth and hair. The Basic Patient Care attendant may also be called hospital attendants, nursing assistant,  clinical support associate, health care assistant and nursing aides among others depending on the nature of the facility.


This program is not eligible for TITLE IV Funding and is available only for DUAL ENROLLMENT students at select area high schools


Graduation times may vary according to course availability and or individual course load. Consult Faculty Advisor