Patient Care Technician


Patient Care Technician


To enhance skills of the nursing assistant by learning advanced patient care tasks and support functions necessary in a variety of medical settings. Students who already possess a CNA license will be awarded four credits for NUR 27 for their licensure.

Occupational Objectives:

To prepare students for entry-level positions such as patient care technicians, nursing assistants, health care assistants, and other similar job titles.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Application to Lord Fairfax Community College
  2. LFCC placement tests and completion of any developmental work that may be identified by the placement test. Must show competence in MTE 1-3 and readiness for ENG 111 to satisfy requirement without taking remediation.
  3. Required to have a background check and a drug screen. Must complete health and physical forms. Failure to pass either will prevent student from clinical requirements, which may prevent student from continuing course.

NUR 27 – NURSE AIDE I – Class Structure:

The course includes both classroom lecture and campus lab skills practice. Following completion of the classroom and campus lab component, students will begin their clinical experience in an area nursing home. The clinical experience in the nursing home will be held during the regularly scheduled class time, plus additional scheduled clinical hours. Students are required by the Virginia Board of Nursing to complete all hours mandated for this course.

Licensure / Certification:

Students who successfully complete the NUR 27 course will receive a Certificate of Completion and may apply to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP). The cost of the exam is approximately $94 and is given at several different locations.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices

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