Graduates of the EKG Technician program are prepared to sit for the EKG Certification (CET) exam facilitated by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO EARN YOUR CERTIFICATION AS A EKG TECHNICIAN?
Through the EKG Technician Program, you are eligible for the EKG Technician (CET) Certification. Certification candidates must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Upon completion of this program, students wishing to sit for the Certified EKG Technician exam will be required to complete a minimum of 10 EKGs on a live person. Southern Adventist University cannot guarantee a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or those that take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.
The CET certification ensures that you are ready to excel as an EKG Technician.
EKG TECHNICIAN OUTCOMES
PROGRAM FAST FACTS:
You’ll be readied for career paths that include EKG Technician, Program Length: ECG Technician, and Cardiovascular Technician
Students can start at any time — no waiting for months to get going • The program is entirely online
Remote instructors are there to provide mentorship and one-on-one guidance
THIS CERTIFICATION ENSURES INDIVIDUALS CAN:
- Explain procedures to patients
- Monitor blood pressure and positioning of patients
- Assist cardiologists with performing stress testing
- Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring and stress tests
- Utilize electrocardiography equipment and supplies
- Safely perform patient care and monitoring
- Understand cardiac diagnostic tests including, electrocardiograms, Holter monitors, and stress tests
- Identify cardiac rhythms, arrhythmias, and artifacts with appropriate responses and report to physicians
OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the largest allied health certification providers in the nation. Since 1989, it has awarded over one million certifications and is validated and nationally recognized as providing students with the required level of knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.
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Our comprehensive online EKG Technician program will prepare you to test and provide patient care for a variety of cardiovascular issues.
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