Pre-Nursing Programs

Your seamless pathway from pre-health classes to hands-on experience

Clinical experience is the best way to improve your application for nursing school. Otherwise, you’re left competing with other applicants over the highest GPA. However, many pre-nursing students struggle to find a clinical opportunity

Advanced eClinical Training bridges the gap between academic studies and hands-on experience.

Few pre-nursing programs at universities offer clinical placements. In fact, most do not even teach basic clinical skills. After years of classes, you’ll still be missing a vital component to your nursing application — clinical experience. 

We train Pre-Nursing Students with certificates that get you clinical experience.

ACT’s pre-nursing certificates include a guaranteed clinical placement for all students. Simply by enrolling, you ensure that you can add hands-on experience to your nursing application.

Pre-nursing students often choose to pursue a Patient Care Technician Certificate or Medical Assistant Certificate. Both entry-level healthcare jobs give you ample opportunity to interact with patients.

By earning an advanced certificate, you can secure an in-demand job in healthcare. If you do not find a job within 6 months after certification, we will offer you a full refund. We have a robust refund policy because we have confidence in our students’ abilities.

Upon completion of one of our pre-nursing certificates, you will:

Enhance Your Academic Qualifications

Go beyond the textbook by learning clinical skills. It will highlight your commitment to exceptional patient care. Get healthcare work experience to become a more competitive candidate.

Move Your Career Forward

Find a job in healthcare before even getting accepted to nursing school. You could make valuable connections with nurses, doctors, or nursing managers. Your employer could even transfer you to an RN position after nursing school.

Flexible Enough to Juggle with Undergrad

Take a self-paced certificate to complement your academic studies. Our immersive and 100% online platform allows you to study on your schedule. Now, you can get hands-on experience while taking pre-nursing classes.

Which Pre-Nursing Certificate is Right for You?

Each certificate provides slightly different clinical opportunities depending on your interests and passions. All of our certificates are self-paced and online so you can balance other academic commitments with learning clinical skills.

No matter which certificate you choose, you’ll gain valuable clinical experience. All of our certificates include a guaranteed job placement.

Full refund if you do not find a job in 6-months.

Medical Assistant

This role helps you learn excellent patient interaction skills. They are on the frontline helping patients get the treatment they need for optimal health. Most medical assistants work in physicians’ offices, clinics, and outpatient facilities.

Patient-Care Technician

This certificate provides you with direct patient care experience. You’ll collaborate with nursing and hospital staff to take care of patients’ daily needs. Most PCTs work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, or outpatient clinics. 

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomists perform blood draws on patients of all ages. They’re an integral part of the team at hospitals, laboratories, and clinics.

Our Pre-Nursing PROGRAMS

You’ll have a guaranteed clinical placement with any of these programs.

Anatomy and Physiology

Cultural Competency

Diet, Exercise, and Nutrition

Disease Processes

Laboratory Testing

Medical Terminology

Medication Administration

Phlebotomy Procedures

Professionalism in Healthcare

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Why Choose a Medical Assistant Certification

Medical Assistants learn a wide variety of clinical skills. This type of experience helps you become a well-rounded candidate for nursing school.

As a medical assistant, you could work in a physicians’ office or outpatient clinic. In these clinical settings, you’ll build excellent patient communication and patient education skills. You’ll also practice hands-on clinical skills, such as taking vital signs or assisting with medical procedures.

The online medical assistant certificate includes modules on:
The online medical assistant certificate includes modules on:

Patient Communication (Privacy and Safety)

Patient Communication (Privacy and Safety)

Infection Control

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology and Medication Management

Healthcare Systems and Settings and Patient-Centered Communication

Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting/Examinations and Diagnostic Procedures

Assessing Vital Signs

Clinical Testing and Laboratory Procedures

Venipuncture and Blood Handling/Administering Injections

Why Choose a Phlebotomy Certification

Phlebotomists practice one of the most important skills in nursing — venipuncture. Nurses use this skill for drawing blood or starting IVs. By learning this critical skill, you could highlight your eagerness to learn technical skills in your nursing school application. 

In this role, you’ll interact daily with patients. You will learn how to put patients’ at ease, especially anyone scared of needles. You’ll also learn basic laboratory skills.

Finally, you’ll assist physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals deliver outstanding care. 

Your course on phlebotomy includes:

Significance of Phlebotomy

Infection Control and Safety

Equipment and Supplies

Venipuncture Techniques

Capillary Blood Collection

Specialized Phlebotomy Procedures

Special Considerations for Phlebotomy

Quality Assurance and Documentation

Phlebotomy Complications and Emergencies