Continuing Education for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals


The Center for Allied Health at Bucks County Community College provides quality, up-to-date information for healthcare professionals and those wishing to enter the healthcare field.   To register call 215-968-8409 and select option #1 or more information, please contact Janet Baker, Director of Allied Health at 215-968-8324 or email:


Hemodialysis Technician Program (75 hrs)

Nursing Review & Re-Entry into Practice

Phlebotomy for Healthcare Personnel (6 hrs.)

Practice Management Courses

Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals




Nursing Review & Re-Entry into Practice  

This includes both classroom instruction and clinical experience designed to prepare nurses (RN’s & LPN’S) for re-entry into practice, and/or areview of contempo­rary nursing. Joyce Welliver, RN, MSN, CRNP  

Requirements: Current PA Nurse’s license, Cur­rent Healthcare Provider CPR certification, Profes­sional Liability Insurance, Healthcare Insurance and Medical clearance, Criminal background check by the State Police. All must be provided before clinical experience. All forms can be found on our website:

Text: Manual of Nursing Practice – Ninth Edition/Lippincott

$1,305 (plus textbook)/ WHPAH 0310 WA1

Orientation: Newtown Campus/ Wed, 9/10, 6-8 pm
Classroom: Lower Bucks Campus/ 6 Mon & 5 Wed, 9/15 to 10/20, 6-10 pm
Skills Review: Newtown Campus/ Wed, 10/22 & Mon., 10/27, 6-10 pm
Clinical: St. Mary Medical Center/ 4 Mon & 4 Wed, 10/29 to 11/24, 6-10 pm

Hemodialysis Technician Program (75 hrs)    *NEW*                                                                

This course will teach you the essentials needed to begin your career in Dialysis.  As a Dialysis Technician, you will enter this exciting and fast-paced world with all the knowledge and confidence needed to thrive.  There are many employment opportunities all around the USA and the skills learned can be utilized anywhere.  With almost 400,000 people on dialysis in the US alone, there is a great need for dialysis technicians.  With our aging population, there will be an even greater need for professional dialysis staff. The major dialysis companies offer great benefits and many advancement opportunities. The ideal student will love working with patients and being part of a strong team.  Become part of the front line by providing quality life sustaining treatments to our ESRD/Dialysis population. Dr Jason Kaplan, DC, RN

Newtown Campus/ $2,205 (plus textbooks)

WHPAH 0590 WB1/ 13 Tu & 12 Th, 9/23 – 12/18, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (no class 11/27)


Phlebotomy for Healthcare Personnel (6 hrs.)

This course is designed as an introduction to, and review of, the basic skills of phlebotomy and a re­view for returning healthcare workers. This course will include the latest NAACLS guidelines and competencies necessary to provide a continuum of care. Emphasis will be on the fundamental theory and techniques of drawing blood samples as well as safety awareness, proper laboratory practices, and professionalism.  Gail Donegan, BS, MT, ASCP

Text: So You’re Going to Collect a Blood Speci­men: An Introduction to Phlebotomy
         13th Edition (2010) by F. Kiechle

Newtown Campus/ $85/ WHPAH 0331 WB1/ 2 Wed, 10/1 & 10/8, 6-9 pm