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…

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…