Nursing Station Technician
- Award: Diploma
- Credits: 36
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIA Certified
About this Program
The Nursing Station Technician is an important member of the professional health care team. NST�s provide a crucial role in disseminating communication throughout the nursing unit and assisting the nursing staff. The professional responsibilities include answering the telephone and intercom, initiating records for new patients, performing patient admission, transfer and discharge procedures, operating unit equipment, ordering daily diets and laboratory tests, scheduling diagnostic studies, recording patient data from departmental records into the patient�s record and ordering of unit supplies. In the work place, the NST communicates with various departments within the facility via the telephone, fax machine, pagers, pneumatic tube systems and computers
This program will include two clinical experiences. Required coursework will focus on practices and procedures, health care core concepts, processing of physician�s orders, communication skill development, team building skill development, medical terminology and Nursing Assistant skills.
Personal qualities considered essential for this occupation are the ability to be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy while managing the workload in a very busy environment. The NST should be able to solve problems logically and critically, be self-motivated, conscientious, flexible, and demonstrate good customer service skills. Health care workers are expected to protect the confidentiality of patient information, demonstrate a high degree of ethics, and exhibit professionalism.
- Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park 55445
- Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie 55347