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…

What to consider when searching for a healthcare school

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You’ve made up your mind…a future career in healthcare is the path for you.  With so many programs and schools available, what factors should you consider when searching for a healthcare school to call home?  Making a change and going back to school can be a very exciting time in your life, but can also be a challenge. The best way to ensure you’ve made the best decision for you is to conduct research and do your “homework” when selecting a school.  When you consider the cost, time and effort that will be required to graduate with a degree or a diploma, the selection you make is extremely important. What type of healthcare career do you want?  Depending on what career path you ultimately want to follow, you will need to find a school that offers that program or degree.  Are you interested in a healthcare career that provides direct…

Healthy Toddlers: Taking Care of Tiny Teeth

Categories: Dental Assisting

Many parents often wonder, “What should I do to care for my toddler’s teeth?” The truth is, many dentists recommend at-home dental care should start way before a toddler sprouts their first pearly white!  Amazingly, teeth are actually formed in the womb during the second trimester of pregnancy and reside in the jaw and gums where they await their big debut.   Proper cleaning and examination of an infant’s mouth can start any time after birth to develop good, lifelong oral health during all stages of development. One of the first steps in cleaning your infant’s gums is to gently rub a clean washcloth along the top and bottom gum line.  This process can easily be done during your nightly bath time routine. You may find that when your infant is teething, they will look forward to this routine as it often soothes achy and swollen gums.  Wiping an infant’s gums physically…