Emergency Patient Care

About The Program

This program consists of two stackable certificates, both the Nursing Assistant and MA-Phlebotomy certificates. Graduates will be eligible for state examination and licensure for both MA-Phlebotomy and Nursing Assistant. Successful licensure will allow the graduate to work as a patient care or emergency room technician.

  • May be completed in one or two quarters
  • Job Security
  • Academic Support
  • Prepares you to pass the national certification exam and become employment-ready in just three months
  • Provides experience in the medical field that can further your career
  • You get to work with a variety of people and help save live

The Emergency Room and Patient Care Technician role is similar to the role of first responders in the field but occurs within the Emergency Room or hospital setting. Typical job functions include:

  • Assisting with observation and care of patients
  • Performing care tasks such as taking vitals signs, mobility assistance, specimen collection, EKGs, venipuncture and capillary sticks
  • Responding to critical life-saving emergency situations
  • Gathering and identifying patient care needs
  • Preparation of equipment and supplies for emergency procedures
  • Transporting and transferring patients
  • Department maintenance
  • Assisting with clerical and communication tasks to support patient care


Information Sessions

Information sessions for Green River's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Phlebotomy and Emergency Room/Patient Care Tech programs

Degrees & Certificates


Program Resources


Health Occupations Admissions
Career and Advising Center
Student Affairs & Success Building, 104
253-833-9111, ext. 2641

Academic Support

I-Best Students please contact
The Master Achiever Center
Student Affairs & Success Building, 104
253-833-9111, ext. 2641

Open Doors Students please visit
Rutowski Learning Center (RLC), room 127
Call: 253-333-4968
Text: 253-740-5861

Applications and Admissions

Potential Funding Opportunities

Current Students

Contact & Location

Faculty Listing


The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

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