Nursing and Health Science Programs

Nursing Assistant options

Nursing Assistants, sometimes called Nurses' Aides, work under the supervision of a nurse and help patients with daily living tasks.
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Trained Medication Aide

A Trained Medication Aide (TMA) distributes patient medications in nursing homes, schools, and other settings and typically assist patients with properly taking oral, topical, or intravenous prescriptions in correct dosages.
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Long-Term Care Assistant

The Long-Term Care Assistant Certificate program prepares students to work in a residential, healthcare capacity for the elderly and chronically ill.
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Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing diploma program is comprised of 53 credits.
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Nursing Mobility Program

PTC's Nursing Mobility program is offered for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who desire to pursue an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing to become a registered nurse (RN).
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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) A.A.S. degree will take students three years to complete. Students first apply/enter PTC seeking PTC’s A.S. degree in Health Science – Broad Field and begin the MLT program prerequisite courses. Next, in the second year, students transfer to Lake Superior College
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Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program prepares students to perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly.
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Phlebotomists perform a variety of duties such as drawing blood from a patient's finger, heel, or vein, processing of specimens, and clerical duties on a variety of patients.
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Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG)

The Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG) credential prepares already-licensed healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses, to use EKG/ECG monitors to assist physicians to diagnose and treat heart ailments.
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Limited Scope X-Ray Operator

Limited Scope X-Ray Machine Operators (LXMO) may perform radiographic exams at physicians’ offices, chiropractic offices, urgent care facilities, clinics, and in hospitals. Limited Scope X-Ray Machine Operators prepare patients for exams, explain procedures, give clear instructions during the exam, and practice standards that ensure the highest level of radiation protection and safe operation of the x-ray machine.
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Health Science - Broad Field

The 60-credit Health Science - Broad Field degree focuses on coursework in the health sciences along with a range of well-paired general education courses. Graduates may choose to seamlessly transfer to one of Pine Technical College’s partner schools and pursue a more focused area of healthcare to study and earn additional certificates, diplomas or degrees in a specialized area.
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The Healthcare Alliance Simulation Center

PTC's high-fidelity simulation suite ("SimCenter") features a SimMan 3G, two SimMan Classics (one of which travels to local healthcare providers to assist with their on-site training), three Vital Sim Nursing Annes, two Vital Sim Nursing Kellys, a Vital Sim Nursing Kid and Nursing Kelly, and several basic manikins used by the college's CNA and nursing classes.
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Nursing FAQs...

Answers to nursing and health science students' most frequently asked questions (FAQs)...
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