PCT Program Makes Strong Return to NFCC

NFCC Patient Care Technician Students Earn 100% Pass Rate on State Licensure Exam

MADISON, FL – North Florida Community College’s Patient Care Technician class has earned a 100% pass rate on the Florida Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensure exam. The announcement marks the beginning of a successful return for the program. The college resumed offering PCT courses in January 2016 after a brief hiatus.

The earning of a CNA license marks the first milestone for students enrolled in the program, now every student is eligible to continue on to the next step by working towards national certification as a Patient Care Technician.

Upon successful completion of all required coursework including lectures, laboratory and clinical field experience students are eligible to take the national certification exam for patient care technician, a step above a certified nursing assistant.

“This excellent program gives students an opportunity to enter the healthcare field and explore future career paths,” said Julie Townsend, Director of NFCC’s Allied Health programs.

NFCC’s Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is a 5-month program that prepares students to begin work at the technical assistant level in a variety of settings including home health, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or other long-term care facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse.

NFCC congratulates the PCT students for their outstanding achievement. For more information on the Patient Care Technician Program contact Debbie Bass at bassd@nfc.edu.