5 Awesome things about being a Massage Therapy Student

Categories: Massage Therapy

Some people have the passion to help others heal from injuries and find overall general health.  They have great communication skills, the natural ability to make others feel comfortable and calm in their presence and show compassion and empathy toward others.  These characteristics are very common among Massage Therapists.  Massage Therapy is a career choice that revitalizes and invigorates, while reducing stress and increasing the peace of mind for clients.  If you are thinking about pursuing a career as a Massage Therapist, check out these awesome things about being a Massage Therapy Student! Choose the Right Schedule for You – The Massage Therapy program at Arizona College is accelerated with flexible morning and evening class schedules to choose from with new sessions beginning every 5 weeks. The accelerated program is designed for students to complete their education in approximately 35 weeks! Learn Diverse Massage techniques – Our Massage Therapy program…

Develop, Empower & Support: Career Services

Categories: Career Services

The Career Services Department at Arizona College is responsible for multiple processes throughout a student’s educational journey.  Representatives work with students during the entire length of their program; beginning with their first session, the externship process, graduation, and even provide employment assistance for graduates and alumni.  Have you met your Career Services Coordinator yet?  It’s best to have regular meetings and to keep in contact, giving you a great resource for many of the questions you may have about starting your career. What valuable services do Career Services provide for students? Resume Development – Did you know the average employer initially spends less than 30 seconds reviewing your resume? Career Services reviews student resumes and makes suggestions on how to present a polished, well-rounded resume that employers will notice. Mock Interviews – Interviewing is a skill you can learn and Career Services conducts mock interviews with all students. With the…

Fun Facts About Nursing School

Categories: Nursing

Becoming a Registered Nurse requires a well-rounded education. It’s important to look for a school that prepares its students to provide high quality, innovative, and hands-on nursing care. Just think about it; as a Registered Nurse, you will be treating patients and making a difference in the lives of people on a daily basis! Completing the education required to begin a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse can be very challenging and rigorous; however, it can also be filled with excitement and fun! Here are some fun facts about the nursing program at Arizona College: Hands-on Education Opportunities – Arizona College nursing students have access to a modern nursing laboratory in a realistic hospital setting. This laboratory even includes high-fidelity manikins that resemble real patients! These manikins can be programmed to communicate verbally and display many of the bodily functions that a real life patient would exhibit. They have monitors…

Setting Students up for Success: Student Services

Categories: Student Services

Arizona College Student Services is comprised of a team of professionals who coordinate valuable support services for students, promoting the successful completion of student programs.  The Student Services team performs a wide variety of tasks. They are involved throughout the student’s educational journey, beginning with student orientation, through to graduation day and beyond. The Student Services office also helps in organizing the new student orientation each session.  Activities at orientation include: An introduction and welcoming from Arizona College Department leaders Textbook, uniform, and class schedule distribution A brief overview of the Student Handbook, including important program specific policies and procedures Food, fun, and mingling with fellow new students Immunization records are also tracked by Student Services. Students are contacted to ensure they are compliant with all immunization requirements to attend class and begin their externship.  Because most programs at Arizona College require physical contact with mock patients (fellow students and…

SimMom prepares nursing students for labor and delivery

Categories: Nursing

Imagine, you’re nearly 9 months pregnant while purchasing some last minute grocery items to stock your refrigerator before the highly anticipated arrival of your little bundle of joy.  When all of a sudden, your water breaks and contractions begin! While ditching your cart and waddling to your car, you call your partner, as it’s time to head to the hospital!  You arrive with your perfectly packed suitcase and begin the process of labor and delivery check-in.  Once in your labor and delivery room, the nurse and doctor perform an examination; you’re so close to meeting your little one! With approximately 267 humans born each minute around the world, Labor and Delivery professionals truly have their hands full.  While birth stories vary to a great degree, most involve a combination of specially trained nurses, midwifes and/or physicians. The professionals are required to know, minute by minute, the health status of the…