Nursing Careers are Smart Moves

Categories: Career Services, Nursing

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. There are career growth and educational opportunities for RNs. As a Registered Nurse, there are opportunities for career growth, as well as opportunities to explore various related roles, such as Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator.

4 Places to Use Your Phlebotomist Certification

Categories: Phlebotomy

Ever mention you’re thinking about getting your Phlebotomist certification and others either react with “what’s that?” or “ewww, I hate needles!”—? While your friends and family may look puzzled, or squirm, each time you mention phlebotomy as a career, they’ve likely encountered one or two in their life when donating blood or getting a blood test. At Arizona College, we’re trying to prep eager minds for a career as a phlebotomist through our curriculum of coursework and a clinical externship.  Our graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Phlebotomy Certification Examination offered through American Medical Technologists.   To work as a phlebotomist, certification is not required, however Arizona College recommends that our graduates gain a phlebotomist certification as a way to enhance their resumes and gain additional validation of their knowledge. Phlebotomists play a crucial role in the healthcare industry. They’re the people applying the tourniquet, disinfecting the needle’s access…

Need a Massage? Visit Arizona College’s Massage Clinic

Categories: Massage Therapy

Do you spend your day working in a stressful, fast-paced environment?  Are you a homemaker who takes care of the house, family, pets, and everyone except yourself?  Are you an athlete that pushes your body to the limits?  If the answer to any of these is yes, why not take some “you” time and schedule a professional massage? Chances are, once you experience the mental and physical benefits of a massage, it will quickly become your monthly or quarterly ritual. Massage Therapy is an amazing way to relax the mind, rejuvenate the body and restore the soul.  It releases stress and tension, as well as, provides relief from lower back pain, reduces anxiety, reduces blood pressure and boosts the immune system.  Massage has been practiced for thousands of years and historians have even found recorded evidence of the Ancient Egyptians and Roman Empire practicing massage.   Massage is a good way…

Arizona College Simulation Manikins

Categories: Nursing

The use of high-fidelity simulation manikins for medical education purposes was originally developed in the 1960’s by Dr. Judson Denson and Dr. Stephen Abrahamson at the University of Southern California.  Denson and Abrahamson created Sim One, whose purpose was to train anesthesiology residents in endotracheal intubation using patient simulation. Patient simulation is a technique for hands on practice that educates and improves the competency of healthcare professionals.   They discover how to assess, create a treatment plan and provide direct patient care, in mock real world scenarios while under the supervision of an educator.  Patient simulation creates an excellent learning environment that reduces potential healthcare accidents and increases skill and confidence of the practitioner. The need for patient simulation has always been present. However, the initial monetary cost of this new technology was a challenge for most institutions to adopt. But with the advancement in computer hardware, software, and Internet capabilities,…

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…