Patient Care

Patient Care: Help Those in Need as a Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant

Do you enjoy helping people and learning hands-on skills? Are you looking for a gateway into the fulfilling and exciting field of healthcare? The Patient Care certificate from MWCC is the door you’ve been looking for.

By earning a certificate in Patient Care, you will be prepared for an entry-level position in the healthcare field as a direct patient care provider. You will master the ethics, attitude, and skills you will need to succeed and open up doorways to other healthcare and medical positions. The Patient Care certificate also gives you a strong basis for continuing education in nursing or other healthcare fields.

Help All Kinds of People in Many Career Paths

Upon graduation, you will receive your Patient Care certificate and be ready to start working in the healthcare field. You can work as:

  • Home health Aide
  • Personal care Aide
  • Orderly
  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Nursing Assistant

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Prepare for Red Cross Certification

In addition to the quality education and hands-on experience you receive with the Patient Care certificate from MWCC, you will also be prepared for official Red Cross certification! Two back-to-back courses, HEA 115 Nurse Assistant Theory and HEA 116 Nurse Assistant Practicum, will provide you with the necessary credentials to test for Red Cross CNA certification.

Help Real Patients in Your Practicum Course!

In HEA116 Nurse Assistant Practicum, you will get the opportunity to work hands-on with real patients and clients in a long-term care facility. You will practice the skills you’ve learned in your other courses under the supervision of a licensed caregiver in a safe environment.

Job Outlook for Patient Care

As the elderly population and demand for quality healthcare increases, patient care jobs will be in demand, so you can expect to find a job fast! For example, home health aides, one of the many careers you can pursue in patient care, will be in extremely high demand over the next ten years with a 41%* projected job growth! Many patient care jobs can make $26,000 – $36,000** annually.

Learn to Give the Best Care

You will take classes in:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nurse Assistant Theory
  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

Plus you get to choose two electives in the Patient Care program to customize your education to the skills or topics you wish to learn about!

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Source: CareerOneStop

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