Patient Care Technician

Dates: October 18-28, 2021

Meets: M, Tu, W and Th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: H Building H-321

Registration Fee: $0.00

Sorry, this course is full.

What is the purpose of the program?

Nashville State Community College, HCA Healthcare Foundation/TriStar Health, and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) have teamed up to create a new accelerated career pipeline to the high-demand healthcare industry. Working together, the three organizations are educating and creating a pathway for needed patient care technicians, particularly for residents in historically underserved areas, in healthcare facilities throughout the Metro Nashville area.

Cost to student:

The program is free.

What is a Patient Care Technician?

Whether in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care facility, or a doctor's office, technicians play a vital role in patient care. Working directly with patients and nurses, technicians typically assist with:

  • Managing food and liquid intake
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Drawing blood
  • Serving meals
  • Administering IVs
  • Changing bedding

Benefits of being a Patient Care Technician:
  • A high-demand career position in the healthcare industry.
  • On average, technicians are paid $14.00 an hour.
  • Provide critical primary care to patients. 
  • Being a patient care technician can serve as a stepping stone to a healthcare-related career.

Program details:
Students will receive two weeks of classroom and lab instruction in a state-of-the-art simulation lab at the Nashville State Community College White Bridge Road campus. Following the completion of those two weeks, students will be placed for one week in a TriStar Health facility for their clinical rotation.
The clinical rotation provides hands-on learning experiences in a supervised and structured format, where students acquire the necessary skills.
o Classroom/Simulation Room: Two weeks (32 hours)

  •  Monday- Thursday evenings (4 hours/day)
  •  Location: Nashville State Community College, White Bridge Road campus

o Clinical Time: Three Days (24 hours total) 

  •  Location: Nashville TriStar Health Facility (Skyline Medical Center, Southern Hills Medical Center, and Centennial Medical Center).

Criteria to be eligible for program: 

  • At least 18 years old
  •  Must be able to pass drug and background screening (to be eligible for possible post-program employment).

Complete the Patient Care Technican Application and email to with “PCT Application” in the subject line.


Clinicals will be November 02, 03, and 04 from 7 AM to 3 PM.
Fee: $0.00

H Building H-321

Date Day Time Location
10/18/2021Monday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
10/19/2021Tuesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
10/20/2021Wednesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
10/21/2021Thursday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
10/25/2021Monday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
10/26/2021Tuesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
10/27/2021Wednesday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321
10/28/2021Thursday5 PM to 9 PM H Building H-321


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