RN vs. LPN: The Advantages of Becoming a Registered Nurse

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Nursing is a great career choice for those who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Those who decide to go back to school to pursue a degree in Nursing have a big decision to make – what type of Nursing program to choose. Many schools across the country offer either a Registered Nursing program or a Licensed Practical Nursing program. So what’s the difference between the two? The biggest difference is the length of each program, the types of classes required, and the degree or certificate you will earn upon completion of either Nursing program. Those who choose to become a Registered Nurse must earn either an associate degree or a Bachelor’s in Nursing degree. Typically, pursuing a career as an LPN requires participation in a program that culminates in earning either a certificate or an associate degree upon graduation. Regardless of whether you choose…

Glendale Campus Remodel

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Over the last few months, Arizona College has been in the process of remodeling our Glendale campus.  We have been in this location over ten years and it’s nice to freshen up the look and feel of the campus, based on the design of the Mesa campus. We updated all of our labs, expanded the student lounge, added classroom space, and created better areas for students and staff to work. The main lobby has new stainless steel and glass doors and has been completely opened up, resulting in more light and open space!  We also moved our faculty, student services, and career services into one area to better serve our students and facilitate work among our staff. At the very least, each room got a fresh coat of paint and new floors – many rooms got much more.  It was a lot of work on everyone’s part, and a little…

Meet the Dean of Nursing

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Arizona College is pleased to introduce Rose Saunders, EdD, RN, CNE, as the Dean of Nursing for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Arizona College. Dr. Saunders is responsible for administration and oversight of all aspects of the Nursing program including faculty, curriculum, students, resources and program evaluation and has been leading the nursing program for the last several months.  Please take a moment to get to know our Dean of Nursing! Dr. Saunders received a diploma in nursing from Jameson Hospital School of Nursing in New Castle, PA. She continued her formal education at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned both a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) and a master’s degree (MN) with specialization in nursing of children. She later received a doctoral degree in Higher Education (EdD) from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse at Children’s…

Arizona College Christmas Angel Tree

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It’s official; the Holiday Season is here!  Can you believe that Christmas is only 3 weeks away?!  In keeping with Arizona College tradition, our lovely blue and silver Arizona College Christmas Angel Tree is currently displayed in the front lobby. Our Christmas Angel Tree is similar to the Angel Trees you see at the malls, however, the items donated are actually for our students and their family!  These needs were based upon individual nominations within the student body. The tree has Arizona College ornaments displayed; on the back of each ornament, a simple item is listed.  These donations will help provide presents for their children and loved ones.  What an amazing gift! If you would like to help a fellow student and family this holiday season, you can purchase the item listed, and return the UNWRAPPED item along with the ornament tag to Ms. Vanslyke by December 17th, 2013.  Thank…

Arizona College is Thankful this Thanksgiving

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Arizona College is Thankful this holiday season…  Thanksgiving is here and with Christmas less than 4 weeks away, it is nice to sit back and reflect on the accomplishments of the year.   Arizona College has many of them.   The approval and launch of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program located at our new Mesa Campus, our Glendale Campus remodel and ABHES site visit with zero compliance violations, to name a few.  On a daily basis, we have the opportunity to educate students and assist them in reaching their full professional potential and help them to find jobs in their field of study, which changes their lives forever. Arizona College has an amazing staff and student body that truly cares about their fellow coworkers and classmates.  Like years in the past, this Thanksgiving, Arizona College held a Holiday Food Drive, creating Thanksgiving Family Food Baskets for students in need.  Each…