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Patient Care Specialist

What is a Patient Care Specialist?

A Patient Care Specialist is more than your everyday Certified Nurse’s Aide. As an integral part of the nursing team, graduates provide compassionate direct patient care to clients in a variety of acute and subacute settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Convalescent and Nursing Homes
  • Private Duty Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Home Health
  • Adult Day Care Centers

What are the responsibilities of a Patient Care Specialist?

  • Ensure comfort, care, and quality of life for the patient
  • Be a resource of information and support for family members
  • Work with practitioners to prepare patients and the space for physical therapy exercises
  • Provide for the patient’s dietary and dental care
  • Assist patients with orthopedic and neurological impairments in recreational therapeutic activities
  • Observe patients' daily mental and physical health
  • Demonstrate efficient organizational and time-management abilities

Graduate Employment Options

Nursing Homes
Hospice Centers
Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers
In-home Personal Care
Adult Day Care Centers

Day Schedule

8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Monday through Friday

Evening Schedule

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday

Program Overview

Patient Care Specialists are in high demand across the healthcare industry, especially as the population of the country ages and becomes more health conscious. While the course of study will include Nurse’s Aide classes that will provide students with the opportunity to gain their CNA certification, there are additional skills that will develop the student into a Patient Care Specialist. These skills include training in phlebotomy, electrocardiogram (EKG), CPR, First Aid and the utilization of their hands-on skills in a home care setting. Graduates are eligible to sit for the State of Connecticut CNA certification exam. 

 In addition to their hands-on training, students will gain non-clinical knowledge that will attribute to a more conscientious level of care from our graduates in the field. This includes dealing with people of different cultures and patients with specific diseases including dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer and HIV/AIDS. Students will also receive training in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Student’s training includes a clinical experience that allows them to the demonstrate skills acquired in class, in an active medical practice. This knowledge, along with the advanced PCS training, set our students apart from other applicants when entering the workforce.


Why become a Patient Care Specialist at Stone Academy?

Flexible Schedules – Day or evening classes available
Financial Aid Available* – Most Students Pay Less Than $150
Job Placement Assistance for All Graduates – Over 400 Graduates Placed since 2010
No Out of Pocket Expense for Credential Exam – Includes the Connecticut Certified Nurse Aid Exam administered by Prometric
     *For Those Who Qualify

Apply For Our Patient Care Specialist Program Today!