"PCA" what is it?

  1. I was talking to someone who said "they have just finished nursing school and got thier PCA" I felt so dumb to ask, can someone tell me what a PCA is? lol. whew. I've never heard of that in nursing school.

    thanks a bunch!:uhoh21:
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   XB9S
    Not sure but is it a personal care assistant?
  4. by   Sarah Bellum
    Around here it stands for Patient Care Assistant and they generally hire nurse's aides (STNA) for those positions.
  5. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Oh so it is the same as CNA right? thanks for the info, I've just never heard of it before!

    HAPPY NEW YEARS TO EVERYONE!!

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