Academic Programs Offered

The programs offered by Doxa Academy are designed for allied health students and health care professionals, who are planning to pursue a career as a nursing assistant, home health aide, phlebotomist, or patient care technician.

Nursing Assistant Program

Program Objective:

This program will prepare the student to become an effective caregiver under the direction of an RN or MD in various health care settings, including the home. The student will be well prepared to take the Certified Nursing Assistant exam and become certified with the Nurse Aide Registry with the Florida Board of Nursing.

Program Description:

This program provides theoretical and clinical experiences necessary for the student to acquire the entry-level competencies required of a Home Health Aide and Nursing Assistant. Learning experiences, related to specific performance objectives, include formal classroom lectures, discussion, written and oral reports, and simulated laboratory periods. It provides the student with job-related competencies, employment qualification skills and knowledge of the function, and needs of human body systems.

Patient care activities of daily living, health, and hygiene are provided for all ages in the health span, with an emphasis on gerontology.

Home Health Aide Program

Program Objective:

This program is designed to prepare the student to enter the workforce as a home attendant or home health aide.

Program Description:

The program content provides instruction in services that assist in maintaining maximum independence and safety in the home environment.

The student will learn purposes and functions of long-term care facilities, communication, respecting resident rights, employment skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, infection control, emergencies and accident prevention, fire safety and disaster preparedness, promoting resident’s independence, organization, observation and charting, and personal care needs

Phlebotomy Program 

Program Objective:

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as a phlebotomist or aiding in upgrading the skills, of any medical professionals already practicing phlebotomy. The program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

Program Description:

Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform a venipuncture completely and safely.

Online coursework includes terminology, anatomy, and physiology; blood collection procedures, OSHA Safety Standards and career development; while the clinical training teaches students the skills and techniques to perform puncture methods and includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry-level Phlebotomy Technician.

Patient Care Technician Program 

Program Objective:

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as a Patient Care Technician.

Program Description:

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is designed to train the student for an entry-level position in all the relevant aspects of patient care technician assistance, diagnostic testing specifically electrocardiography (EKG), phlebotomy, nursing assistant, home health care needs.

This program is designed for those interested in an entry-level position as a patient care technician in a nursing home, rehabilitation facility, extended care facility, a hospital or as a Home Health Care Aid. The student learns to use basic types of patient care technician/home health care, phlebotomy, and EKG equipment. Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and CPR are included.

Upon completion of this program, the student will possess the skills and hands-on experience needed as an entry-level Patient Care Technician utilizing patient care skills in a variety of health care settings.

Clinical Attendance Requirements

  • Provide evidence of good physical and mental health (through evidence of a physical performed by a licensed health care provider).
  • Provide evidence of meeting immunization requirements by providing a negative urine drug screening, evidence that you are free of active tuberculosis, and have immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella.
  • Provide proof of certification in American Heart Association Health Care Provider (BLS) CPR
  • Satisfactorily pass a background check prior to the start of classes.
  • Submit all documents prior to clinical orientation. Failure to submit these documents will prevent participation in clinical courses.