Hospital Companion Pathway Program

Train outplaced and incumbent employees with an accelerated Hospital Companion Pathway program that prepares workers to serve in a healthcare support role in as little as 1-3 months.

Hospital Companion Pathway Program Overview

Penn Foster’s online Hospital Companion Pathway program will prepare students to perform the day-to-day activities of patient care specifically aligned with the activities of daily living (ADLs), including changing, dressing, and helping patients bathe and toilet.

Students will learn to identify changes in patient condition, including physical and behavioral changes, and report them to the appropriate patient care team member.

The program will train students how to establish and maintain a clean and sanitary environment for the patient and assure that established safety and infection control practices are observed.

This program will prepare learners for roles such as Hospital Companion, Companion Care Private Duty Sitter, Companion Care Assistant, Patient Companion, and Patient Safety Companion.

The pathway curriculum can be customized to the needs of your organization.*
Average Completion Time

1-3 Months

Time to complete is based on individual learner progression.


  • Communication and Customer Service
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Use of adaptive equipment to support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Features and Benefits

  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • The career pathway programs also include wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers progress throughout the training
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accrediting (CHEA).
*Customization options based upon quantity of learners