Patient Care Pathway

The fast lane to a position on an acute care team.

If you want to work in support of nurses and other healthcare professionals in a hospital or other acute care setting, adding a Patient Care Pathways Certificate to your training as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) will qualify you for those career opportunities.

Our program is streamlined to enable you to start working as a patient care assistant or nurse aide tech with less than 10 credit hours (in addition to the five credits required for CNA certification). You learn how to provide cardiac life support, explore a variety of acute conditions and related therapies, and gain an appreciation for your legal and ethical responsibilities as a caregiver. You'll also benefit from supervised training experiences in real clinical environments.

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Required Courses

Course Title (CRN) Hours 
 Nurse Aide (AH 122)* 5
 Nurse Aide Success Skills (AH 126) 2
 Basic Life Support for Health Care Professionals (AH 130) 0.5 
 Nurse Aide II-Acute Care Environment (AH 125)
Health Professions Medical Terminology (AH 201)

 *Nurse Aide (AH 122) is a prerequisite to Nurse Aide II-Acute Care Environment (AH 125). All other courses may be taken concurrently.

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Kerri Smith
Administrative Assistant

Tammy Green

Melodee Curry
Assistant Professor