Veteran Steering Committee Community Involvement

Categories: Military

Arizona College continues to reach out to the community in many ways; it is important to us because the local community is our home and our students’ home.  While volunteering helps designated companies fulfill tasks to help those in need, it is much more than that.  Volunteering also creates an environment that builds stronger relationships as a team, resulting in a bond that can last a lifetime. Hosted an Arizona College booth at the Arizona National Guard and Arizona State University Career Expo Our veterans love to share their success stories with other Veterans.  City of Mesa Veteran’s Day Parade We had 72 students walk along with 6 faculty members. Over 20 students along with faculty members were select to carry local fallen solider flags during the parade. Toys for Tots at Christmas We gathered over 100 toys! We also have monthly activities like canned food drives. We just collected…

Spotlight on Employment Partner Massage Envy Spa

Categories: Career Services, Massage Therapy

Massage Envy Spa has been an employment partner of Arizona College Massage Therapy graduates for many years.  We appreciate their partnership with our Career Services Department and continued support in providing employment opportunities for the college’s Massage Therapy Graduates.  We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Cary Underwood, who is the Arizona Regional Recruiter for Massage Envy.  We wanted to focus on the background of Massage Envy and how Arizona College Massage Therapy graduates have been an asset in providing knowledgeable massage therapy services. Massage Envy Spa is the pioneer and national leader of affordable massage and spa services. Nearly a decade ago, Massage Envy Spa was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry. Their intention was to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services. As it turned out, people liked this idea. Founded in 2002 right here in Scottsdale, Arizona, Massage…

National Nurses Week 2015

Categories: Nursing

Every year, the community, general public and healthcare sector takes some time to observe National Nurses Week.  National Nurses Week officially begins on National Nurses Day, which is May 6th, and ends on May 12th, 2015.  This year’s theme is “Ethical practice, Quality care.”  Receptions and celebrations are often held throughout the week, to thank and honor those individuals who selflessly take care of others on a daily basis and have chosen to become professional nurses.  The final day of Nurses Week is May 12th, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910).  She was an English nurse who quickly became known as the Founder of Professional Nursing). As a tribute to National Nurses Week, we wanted to shed light on Arizona College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and nursing as a professional career choice.  We had the pleasure of interviewing the Dean of Nursing, Dr. Rose Saunders, who…

Nursing Department News

Categories: Nursing

Are you looking for a nursing school?  Did you know that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Arizona College contains an evidence-based curriculum that includes over 1,000 hours of clinical experience along with simulation utilizing a modern nursing skills laboratory? Arizona College’s Nursing program provides a solid foundation that focuses on leadership, critical thinking, ethics, and technology.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Arizona College continues to thrive and has some exciting news to share. The Nursing department is starting the founding chapter of the Arizona College Student Nurse Association.  This is an approved local chapter of the National Student Nurses Association.  The National Student Nurses Association has a membership of 60,000 nationwide.  The Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses while facilitating their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities and career guidance.  The goal is to have…

4 things you didn’t know about being a Medical Assisting student

Categories: Medical Assisting

Being a Medical Assisting student at Arizona College is very exciting!  From the first day of class, students are integrated with other new Medical Assisting students, as well as, those who are in various stages of their program.  It doesn’t take long before students make friends and form groups who often study together before or after class and attend open lab.  Students often have a lot in common and are like-minded; since the idea of providing care to others intrigued them to become a Medical Assistant.  There are 4 things that you might not have known about being a Medical Assistant student at Arizona College: Learn Valuable Front Office/Administration skills as part of the Medical Assisting curriculum. Being a Medical Assistant requires the flexibility and knowledge to work in both front office and back office environments. Because of this, Medical Assisting students at Arizona College learn how a medical Front…