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Program / Nursing Technician

Is taught in: CECyT 16 | CECyT 6


The Nursing Technician is responsible for patient care, and emergency and follow-up functions. Their work is transcendent to help prevent various health problems.

Similarly, their comprehensive training enables adequate medical care based on skills and competent services for care and rehabilitation at all stages of life, applying biosafety standards.

The students of this career are prepared for life by overcoming the challenges that Education 4.0 demands, and upon completion of their studies they will be ready for the social and labor impact that today the Institute demands in its internationalization.

Candidate's Profile


  • Classes are given in Spanish.
  • Basic knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, civics, mathematics, reading and writing, English, and computers.


  • Study habits
  • Interest in research.
  • Inclination towards experimental sciences.
  • Handling of laboratory material.


  • Order
  • Respect
  • Punctuality
  • Responsibility to work in the laboratory.
  • To be observant and easy to abstract.

Graduate's profile

Generic Competences

  • Knows and values himself/herself and approaches problems and challenges taking into account the objectives pursued.
  • Listens, interprets, and delivers relevant messages in different contexts using appropriate media, codes, and tools.
  • Develops innovations and propose solutions to problems.
  • Supports a personal position on topics of interest and general relevance considering other points of view critically and reflectively.
  • Participates and collaborates effectively in diverse teams.
  • Chooses and practices healthy lifestyles.

Competencias Disciplinares

  • Establishes the interrelationship between science, technology, society, and the environment in specific historical and social contexts.
  • Identify problems, formulate scientific questions, and formulate the necessary hypotheses to answer them.
  • Contrasts the results obtained in an investigation or experiment with previous hypotheses and communicates their conclusions.
  • Evaluates personal or common preconceptions about diverse natural phenomena based on scientific evidence.
  • Relates the levels of organization between chemistry, biology, physics, and ecology of living systems.

Competencias Profesionales

  • Applies methods to avoid the dissemination of microorganisms.
  • Promotes the health of healthy and/or sick individuals through prevention, promotion, and detection of health risks.
  • Monitors vital signs and somatometry.
  • Collaborates in the physical examination.
  • Applies the universal vaccination schedule.
  • Performs basic care of ambulatory and hospitalized patients, applying official standards.
  • Guides nutritional care.
  • Promotes tissue regeneration through wound healing.
  • Interprets results of instantaneous tests.
  • Identifies health risk factors in the community.
  • Manages the Cold Network.

Academic Requirements

To enroll in the Middle Highschool with Technical Studies of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), the applicant must comply with the requirements established by the assignment contest of the Comisión Metropolitana de Instituciones Públicas de Educación Media Superior (COMIPEMS). Once the results are published, the student must complete the enrollment process as mentioned in the call for applications.

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Curriculum Map

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