Tips for Parenting While in School

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Raising a family while attending school can seem overwhelming. If you’re thinking about going back to school and are simultaneously raising a family, keep these helpful tips in mind to help balance parenting while in school. Get organized. Some people try to juggle multiple calendars for their work and personal life; try consolidating and using one calendar/planner for everything. Color-code your schoolwork, family time, study time, etc. With all of your information stored in one place, you’re less likely to miss an activity or assignment. Schedule both study time and family time. Set aside at least 30 minutes each day (or more depending on your workload) to work on your assignments, study notes, or read. Make sure to also schedule time to spend with your family. Besides time spent after school and taking the kids to athletic events, schedule family time and let your kids choose the activity. When you’re…

Program Spotlight: Medical Assisting Degree & Diploma

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Interested in becoming a Medical Assistant? At Arizona College, there are two program options open to you. Our Medical Assisting diploma program takes three quarters, or 30 weeks, to complete, and includes on-campus courses along with a five-week clinical externship. The Medical Assisting associate degree program takes six quarters to complete, or 60 weeks, and includes on-campus instruction, additional general education courses, and a five-week clinical externship. Whether you decide to pursue a diploma or a degree, upon completion of your chosen program you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare environments, including administrative and clinical settings, doctors’ offices, and hospitals. Both the Medial Assisting degree and diploma programs at Arizona College employ a variety of training methods to prepare students with all the front office and back office skills needed to perform the tasks that keep the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners running…

Tips for Maximizing Productivity

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Life is full of distractions. We all have responsibilities and commitments outside school that vie for our time and attention. That’s why it’s so important to seek out the tips and tricks that help you focus and maximize the effectiveness of your study sessions. To help you get the most out of your allied health training, keep these helpful tips in mind to maximize your productivity: Get organized. Piles of paper around your desk or study area can be a major distraction. Optimize your time by setting up an organizational system and sticking to it. It may help to keep different folders for each course on your computer and break each course into similar sub-folders, including class notes, assignments, projects, and study notes. Get plenty of sleep. This can be easier said than done for a busy student, but it’s important to be rested to ensure that you are as…

Announcing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

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The latest addition to our offering of health career training programs, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum at Arizona College prepares graduates with coursework that focuses on knowledge, theory, leadership, ethics, and practical competencies of Nursing. Upon graduating, students who have completed the program will have the expertise, confidence, and skills necessary to sit for the NCLEX-RN, which is the next step for those who desire a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse. The training facilities and laboratories here at Arizona College feature a range of equipment and settings that include hospital beds, stretchers, and medical instrumentation that are used within the field. Those who pursue a career as a Registered Nurse will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, outpatient care centers, long-term care facilities, and more. Nurses have a wide range of responsibilities, including managing patient care, providing patient education,…

Nursing Program Now Offered at Arizona College!

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Arizona College is excited to announce the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to its offering of allied health training programs. The new Nursing program at Arizona College will prepare students for a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse (RN), where they will practice in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment. Registered Nurses have a wide range of responsibilities, including educating patients and the public about various health conditions, providing emotional support to patients and family members, and coordinating patient care. With a variety of work environments to choose from, Registered Nurses may practice in physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing care facilities, military environments, and outpatient care centers. As a career path, Registered Nursing is expected to grow by 26% from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Arizona College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, graduates will be prepared with the experience,…