I am starting a new job as a PCT and I have no prior training or even patient care experience. Every thread on here that I have read talks about the PCT training courses that are months long with an exam at the end. I'm very excited I got the job and can't wait to start. I know someone else that works at this hospital as a PCT and she said they train you for everything during the 1 month training when you start. She said she does blood draws, EKG's, etc. So it does sound like you learn an awful lot of what I read about on here. Also from what I've heard, a PCT is considered in most states more experienced or at least able to do more than a CNA. I know CNA's have to go through weeks if not months of training as well as take an exam and become certified. My question is if anyone else had the same experience? They know I don't start nursing school until this fall, so it's not like I have even completed anything other than my prerequisites. I'm not afraid I would be able to learn the skills, I just am a little surprised I guess that the hiring process seemed this simple.
I learnt "On the job". I'm worried they skip over the basics. Ask LOTS of questions, and good luck!
Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14