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…

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…