What classes did you take?

  1. I will be starting a BSN program in August. Can someone tell me the classes you needed to take in order to become a PCT? Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   WoundedBird
    In my area (central OH), for students to be PCT/PCAs in the hospitals you need to complete a CNA course and the state test and have your first semester complete. I know my school has us taking assessment our first semester, so I'm thinking it's almost a universal (at least in my area) first semester class. If you're looking outside of the hospital setting, just the aide course might be enough.
  4. by   turnforthenurse
    Where I used to work, PCTs just had to be currently enrolled in a nursing program and be enrolled for at least a year. The knowledge came from that first year of nursing school. Check into the hospital you are applying to because every hospital is different.
  5. by   Lolita34
    Thank you both for your responses. I will contact the hospital I'm interested in working at.
  6. by   Julesmama28
    We were eligible to test for the CNA license after successful completion of first semester. Good luck!
  7. by   Rebekulous
    Where I live you just have to have finished your first clinical rotation.