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Student Highlight – Chrysta Schomer

After reading positive reviews on the internet, Chrysta became intrigued about PIHT and decided to visit the campus. The medical assisting program caught her eye because she aspires to be actively involved in helping patients and wants skills that are valued nationally.   Chrysta decided to enroll in PIHT’s medical assisting program. She appreciates the […]

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Staff Highlight – Emily Cutright

Emily Cutright recently joined Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology as a High School Admissions Representative. When asked why she decided to work at PIHT she replied,   “From the moment I walked into the building, I knew that I was in the presence of great work ethics, caring personalities, and grave intelligence. All of these qualities make […]

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Graduate Highlight – Renee Hillen

Renee chose to attend PIHT because she liked that the location was close for her.  She likes helping people and caring for them, which made PIHT’s Medical Assisting program the right one for her.  Renee’s favorite experiences at PIHT were her clinical classes and meeting new friends.  After graduation, Renee was offered a position at Martinelli’s Eye […]

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Student Highlight – Mindy Dearing

While taking her niece, Jasmine, to visit PIHT for a career day, Mindy decided to go along on the school tour. Mindy has always had a huge interest in returning to school which resurfaced after touring the school and listening to the Admission Representative, Katrina, present information on the programs. It was then that Mindy […]

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Student Highlight – Danielle Davison

Danielle Davison is a Medical Office Administration student at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology.   Danielle chose to attend PIHT because it has small class sizes with individualized attention to students and she likes the specialized programs. She explained, “I attended a larger college before and the huge lecture halls full of students just […]

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Medical Assisting Graduate Highlight – Dylan Poole

Dylan Poole is a graduate of the Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. He chose PIHT because of the career training and the small classroom size which allows instructors time to give students extra help, if needed. “My favorite part of attending PIHT was the Career Preparation Course at […]

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Student Highlight: April Gaylor

April Gaylor is a Medical Assisting student at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. She is 18 years old, newly engaged and has a 9-month old daughter. Three years ago, she never imagined she would be in college. “I got my GED instead of graduating from high school and never thought I would actually attend […]

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Staff Highlight – Colleen Gadd

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology Instructor Highlight: Colleen Gadd Colleen Gadd is a Medical Instructor specializing in Coding and Insurance at PIHT. She worked in Office Administration for 17 years and says that she chooses to work at PIHT to share the knowledge she learned through her experience. “My favorite part of working at […]

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Student Highlight – Kayla Stoots

Kayla Stoots chose PIHT because of the small, hands-on atmosphere. “It seemed like the it would be the perfect fit for me,” she said. “So I went for it!”   Kayla chose the Medical Assisting Associate Degree program because she’s always had an interest in helping others. Her favorite parts of attending PIHT are the […]

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Student Highlight – Tracey Axton

In 1987, after graduating high school, Tracey attended the Uniontown Beauty Academy where she became a licensed beautician. Before long she was married to her high school sweetheart and had welcomed her first child. For the next five years she would remain a stay at home mom. When her daughter started kindergarten, she re-entered the […]

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Faculty Highlight – Danielle Grimplin

What is your current role at PIHT? Administrative Assistant  Why did you choose to work with us? I enjoyed the close-knit environment and all of my duties.   What is your favorite part of working with us? Interacting with my coworkers and getting to know the students.  I enjoy being the face to greet and welcome […]

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PIHT Student Events – Eggs’travaganza

  On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 PIHT hosted an Eggs’travaganza, an event for the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and family, and friends.    What went on?   There was an egg decorating station and Easter egg hunt for the kinds in which those who hunted the most eggs won a fun-filled Easter basket.  The Easter […]

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Student Highlight – Amber Smith

Amber Smith is a Medical Assisting graduate from Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology from the March 2014 class.   She chose to attend PIHT because it was a short, 18-month program and it was close to home.   “I chose Medical Assisting because I enjoy helping people and I knew a little bit about […]

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PIHT Campus Event – Mardi Gras Lunch

It was time for a little fun! On March 4, 2014, PIHT celebrated Mardi Gras by having a lunchtime party in the student lounge.  This event was created and organized by the Student Event Club for the PIHT students, faculty, and staff to enjoy.  There were masks, beads, games, prizes, and lots of Mardi Gras […]

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PIHT invites all Students and Their Friends and Families to Eggs’travaganza

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PIHT to Host Eggs’travaganza for Alumni and Their Families

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Medical Assistant Instructor Highlight: Sherri Manchas

Sherri Manchas is a Medical Assistant Instructor at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology.   She is a former student of PIHT and said she enjoyed the school, atmosphere and the staff.   “When I learned there was an open position, I didn’t have to think twice about applying,” she explained.   “I love seeing […]

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PIHT’s Sweetheart Sundae Event

The Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology Student Event Club hosted a Sweetheart Sundae Party on Wednesday, February 12th. This event shows PIHT’s passion for the local community, as the proceeds will benefit Alexandra’s Butterflies of Hope, an organization that supports the treatment and fight against childhood cancer. PIHT plans to continue supporting this organization […]

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The Best Job Tips for 2014 From Your Career Management Directors

 “I think you have to remember that job searching is sometimes likes a full time job in itself. Stay positive, organized, and focused.  Most importantly, never give up!” – Gina Roman, Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology “Be positive in your social media!  No one wants to hire someone that is a “Debbie Downer” – keep […]

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PIHT Student Highlight: Sarah Taylor, Medical Office Administration

Sarah Taylor chose to attend Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology because she was seeking a field of study that would be dependable for a career in her future. She explained, “I knew I could not go wrong with the medical field and I wanted a school that was hands-on, where I would be known […]

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A Special Happy Holiday note from Staff/ Faculty at PIHT….

PIHT would like to send the warmest SEASON’S GREETINGS to all.  We wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.     PIHT offers short-term programs in thePI medical field, including Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, and Practical Nursing.  If you are interested in a great career and a great life, contact our admission department […]

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8 Etiquette Tips for Company Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season of the company holiday parties – the perfect time to meet, greet and leave a lasting impression. Below are eight tips you help you successfully navigate the do’s and don’ts of your company holiday party: 1. Do not over indulge. Try the old trick, for every alcohol beverage, drink a glass of […]

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PIHT Graduate Highlight: Tia Campbell, Medical Office Administration program

Tia Campbell graduated from the Medical Office Administration program at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology in December 2013. “The one-on-one interaction between teachers and students was definitely my favorite part of attending PIHT,” she said. She loved her entire program of study, too. She explained, “Ever since I was old enough to know what […]

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PIHT Faculty Highlight: Katrina Brown, High School Admissions Representative & Presenter

Katrina Brown is the High Schools Admissions Representative and High School Presenter at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. Her favorite part of her job is watching the students she enrolls succeed in their classes. “I love knowing that I was a part of changing their lives,” she said.   Katrina’s advice to students is […]

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PIHT Medical Assisting Graduate Highlight: Katie Wright

Katie Wright graduated from the Medical Assisting Program at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. She chose Medical Assisting as her program of study because of the wide variety of solid career paths. She explained, “There are so many things you can do as a Medical Assistant.” PIHT offered many benefits that helped Katie choose […]

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PIHT Student Highlight: Emily Collins

Emily Collins always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the healthcare field. “I was never interested in being a doctor, or even a nurse. I wanted something in the field, but that was not too overwhelming. So, I looked at all of my options and decided that Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology’s […]

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PIHT Graduate Highlight: Jessica Povlik, Medical Assisting

Jessica Povlik graduated from Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology’s Medical Assisting program in August 2013. She is now successfully working at Excela Health. She chose to attend PIHT because of the atmosphere. She said, “PIHT had a very welcoming atmosphere and it made me feel right at home. I also loved how small the […]

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PIHT Staff Highlight: Melissa Marks

Melissa Marks is an Admission Representative at Pennsylvania Institute of Health of Technology. She currently enrolls students for the Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting and Medical Office Administration Programs. She loves her job at PIHT. She said, “I chose to work here because it seemed like a great, friendly atmosphere. I always wanted to work with […]

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PIHT Student Highlight: Barb Richards

Program: Medical Assisting 1.     What is/was your favorite part of attending PIHT? PIHT has definitely made a difference in my life. I feel my decision to come here was one of the best decisions ever. I’ve met some wonderful people that have made me feel like I matter. I never thought I would have been […]

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Welcome to Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology!

The Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology was established in 1987 to serve the needs of southwestern Pennsylvania. Students at the PIHT campus enjoy a small campus atmosphere where they are known by name and receive individualized training and attention. It has been the answer for many students, whether they are a young adult right […]

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PIHT Practical Nursing Program Announces Graduate Licensing Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/4/2013 Media Contact: Julie Warden JWarden@wvjc.edu | 304-444-1222 Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology Practical Nursing Program Announces Graduate Licensing Success Practical Nursing Students Achieve 100% Passing Rate on Licensed Practical Nursing Exam UNIONTOWN, PA – Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (PIHT) Practical Nursing (PN) graduates of 2012 officially reached a […]

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Staff Highlight – Angie Hlatky

Vandalia Marketing Assistant/Computer Technician/IT Instructor Angie Hlatky’s favorite part of working for Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology is interacting with students and faculty. “I love being able to interact with the students, helping them learn new things, and prepare for their future careers,” Angie said. “Also, I love being able to help the faculty […]

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Practical Nursing Student Highlight – Samantha Snyder

Practical Nursing student Samantha Snyder said that she decided to enroll in the Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology in 2010 because she knew she would get a good education. She graduated from the Medical Assisting program in 2011. After graduation, she worked as a certified medical assistant at Westmoreland County Prison, but she had […]

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Business Management Graduate Highlight – Jessica Shields

For the past three years Jessica Shields has held the same job at the Uniontown Save-A-Lot. When she was a student at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology, she was strictly a cashier, but after graduating with a degree in Business Management and Accounting, she’s been working in many different parts of the store. “My […]

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Medical Office Administration Graduate Highlight – Crystal Conner

Crystal Conner, a Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology medical office administrator graduate, had to make the tough decision between majoring in Medical Assisting or Medical Office Administration. She decided that since she likes working with computers and has a compassion for people, that the Medical Office Administration program was the best way to utilize […]

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Staff Highlight – Lisa Janesko

Financial Aid Assistant Lisa Janesko assists students with completing financial aid, as well as preparing schedules. “I like helping students and being able to provide them with ways to achieve their dreams,” Lisa said. In her spare time, she likes to take her dogs, Beau and Emmy, for walks, as well as spending time with […]

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Business Student Highlight – Michelle Mickey

Business administration student Michelle Mickey took a year off after graduating high school to work a full-time job. “I realized that it was going nowhere and wanted to get an education so I wouldn’t be stuck in that job forever,” Michelle said. “I knew what I wanted out of my schooling, which was affordable hands-on […]

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Staff Highlight – Ryan Langley

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology business instructor Ryan Langley’s favorite part of his job is the students. “I always try to create a positive, respectful, and productive learning environment, which they seem to flourish in,” Ryan said. “I enjoy working with them every day and learning the best ways to approach teaching them; by […]

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Gear Up for Holiday Employment! Visit Your Career Management Department

It’s holiday season and Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology’s Career Management Department is ready to help students find part-time employment! Students who need help finding a position for a little extra cash this season can contact or visit the Career Management Director at their campus. Career Management Directors have current seasonal job leads in […]

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PIHT Business Student Highlight – Courtney McKenzie

Courtney McKenzie decided to look into Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology after a friend told her it was a great school. Once she saw that the courses in the business program seemed to be more work than the program she was currently enrolled in at another school, she decided to transfer. “Yes, I know […]

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Medical Assistant Graduate Highlight – Emily Crum

After living in Pittsburgh for a few years as a bank teller and being laid off twice in six months, Emily Crum decided that she needed a more stable career. “Nursing school seemed like my best option, however, I didn’t know if I had the stomach for it,” Emily said. After seeing a commercial for […]

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PIHT Student Highlight – Goldie Daniels

Goldie Daniels has four children to support and knew she needed a good job to do so. She chose to come to Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology because she could obtain a degree that would not take four years for completion and they offer a healthcare degree she was very interested in. “The PN […]

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Meet the PIHT Staff: Medical Coordinator Pam Hughes

Medical Coordinator Pam Hughes believes that learning should be fun and challenging, so she incorporates those characteristics into her teaching and the classroom each day. Each day, Pam enters the classroom ready to embrace knowledge on students in the healthcare field. She said, “I am very passionate about what I teach and I encourage the […]

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Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology to Host ‘Truthland’ Movie Screening Wednesday, July 18th

The Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology is hosting a screening of Truthland: Dispatches from the real Gasland on Wednesday, July 18th at 5:30pm. The event will start with a reception followed by a screening of the 35 minute film and an expert panel discussion. Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology is located on 1015 […]

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PIHT New Student Highlight – Charles Evans

Charles Evans is a new student at the Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology who has enrolled in the Business Administration Program. “I chose Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology because of the four day school week and the flexible schedule. The schedule allows me to get an education while still spending quality time with […]

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PIHT Prepares you for a Career – Just Ask Susan Tandy Wilson!

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology in Uniontown, PA is training students to begin careers that they love! Here’s a quick highlight of a recent graduate who has started a career she loves thanks to her training from PIHT: Susan Tandy Wilson is a Medical Office Administration graduate from Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology […]

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PIHT – We are here for YOU!

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology students are the most important part of our campus and we offer a variety of resources to help them succeed. A great career and a great life starts with a great education… and we are there every step of the way. PIHT Resource Center It’s not just a library […]

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It’s My Last Quarter! Bobbi Keller Student Highlight

Bobbi Lynn Keller has just started the last module of her enrollment at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology in the Medical Office Administration Program. Bobbi felt welcomed when she toured the campus and knew the location of PIHT was perfect because it was close to home. She also, explained, “Although the school was small, […]

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PIHT Student Highlight – Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson has big goals as she nears her graduation date from Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology this August from the Business Administration program. Amy wants to start a towing business called Precious Cargo, if the name is available. She explained, “I will be the only female in Southwest PA to own a towing […]

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Medical Office Administration-Tips & Tricks For Your Career!

Once you complete your degree in Medical Office Administration, you will be working with administrative professionals within an office environment. This article will introduce you to some tips and tricks that will help distinguish you from other professionals.  Dress and act the part: You will be the first person the patient sees when entering the […]

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The Devil Wears Prada… You Don’t Have To

Expanding a professional wardrobe isn’t easy. When you’ve been in school for a long time, it is easy to get away with throwing on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt in the morning and running out the door. When you enter the real world, it takes time to choose a professional outfit and it […]

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Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson is a Medical Assisting student at the Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. Before deciding to come to PIHT, she attended Connellsville Area Senior High School. Many factors contributed to Jessica’s decision to come to the Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. She explained, “I didn’t want to go to a big campus […]

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First Day at her Externship – Amy Dawson

Amy Dawson is a Business Administration student at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology and she was nice enough to share her thoughts with us. Amy was definitely nervous before starting her externship at Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation. She said, “I am nervous because it is something that I am not very familiar with.” Amy’s […]

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Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology Practical Nursing Program

Have you dreamed of working in a profession everyday that allows you to help others and truly care for medical patients? Would the letters, LPN, look good after your name? With the Practical Nursing program at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology, all of these dreams are possible! Our program will train you to administer […]

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A Great Module Starts with You!

The relief of a module ending and having a few days to rest will quickly diminish with the start of a brand new six weeks on Monday. Don’t stress! Here are a few tips to help you get on top of your game as this module starts. 1. Remember why you are here. At some point […]

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Welcome, New Students!

We would like to extend a special welcome to the new students to the Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology! Your exciting journey towards a new career starts now, and there are a few things that you need to know. PAY ATTENTION at orientation! Each new student will be required to attend an orientation before […]

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PIHT Graduate Highlight – Dave Molinaro

Dave Molinaro graduated from Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology with a Specialized Associate Degree in Medical Assisting. He landed a job with Fresenius Medical upon graduation and has now grown in his career, still working for the same company today. Dave said that he chose PIHT because it was a smaller school with more […]

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Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology – Welcome to our Campus!

The Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology offers many exciting programs that could put you on the right path toward a satisfying and rewarding career. We strive to provide our students with individualized attention and training that is needed to make your dream of a perfect career a reality. Take a minute to review our […]

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PIHT Hosts Job Search Fridays Excellent Resource for Upcoming Graduates and PIHT Alumni

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology is opening its doors each Friday starting Friday, February 10th for Job Search Fridays! The event starts at 11am and lasts until 1 p.m. at the PIHT Campus in Mt. Braddock, PA. Career Management Director, Michelle Sinal, will be on-site with computers available to assist upcoming graduates and alumni […]

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A New Career and Your Finances

Landing your first career is such an outstanding achievement. Many times, individuals begin making money after they have been out of the workforce for a long period of time, so it is important to make sure you manage your finances completely and carefully! Don’t Be Frivolous Making money comes with responsibility. If you went into […]

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Now That you’ve Graduated – Professional Steps for your Contact Information

Now that you have completed your program and graduated in a professional field of study, take a few minutes to make sure your contact information is updated from a ‘student’ to a ‘professional’. Here are a couple of ideas for contact information you need to update when you finish school. Your Email While you were […]

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Sweet Dreams before your Interview… But first, make sure you’re ready!

You finally landed an interview! It turns out that all of the job searching and preparation has finally paid off. Hopefully, you are taking the time to have a little rest and relaxation the night before to calm your nerves…But first, make sure you are prepared for the next day! Here is an easy checklist […]

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Requirement: Healthcare Professionals Must Provide Quality Patient Care

With an increasing percentage of healthcare employment expected to grow through the year 2018, it is important for those entering the field to remember the famous ‘Lady with the Lamp’, Florence Nightingale. Her strong care and compassion were demonstrated with her nursing care during the Crimean War where she tended to soldiers both day and […]

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