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What is the difference between a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Patient Care Technician?

What should I do now that I have completed my Basic Certified Nursing Assistant Program? I'd like to become an RN in the future but would like work now and go to school in the process? What steps can i take?

Asked By: Kalandra D - 5/17/2008
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The PCT usually has had training in both nursing assistant skills as well as phlebotomy (drawing blood) and ekg (electrocardiograms) which tests heart waves. It essentially saves money for the hospital by having a 2 in 1 deal ;) A cna's job is supposed to be very challenging in and of itself let alone the added... More
Answered By: jannsody - 5/17/2008
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No difference between the two. You can try to get a job at a large hospital and you may get tuition reimbursement
Answered By: barthebear - 5/17/2008
 
If you are already a CNA, I wouldn't bother to become a Patient Care Technician... More
Answered By: Laura - 5/17/2008
 
Not much difference, just that a CNA is actually certified with the state and a PCT is usually not, but has the same skills... More
Answered By: tamrn02 - 5/17/2008
 
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