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Medical Assisting Graduate Highlight – Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith is a recent graduate of our Medical Assisting program at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. When asked why she attended PIHT, Morgan said she could sense that it was a great place to get an education. She…

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Practical Nursing Faculty Highlight – Jennifer Prinkey

Jennifer Prinkey is the newest edition to Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology’s Nursing Faculty. She is a full time nursing instructor who teaches Nutrition, Pharmacology Labs, and Med/Surg Labs. When asked why she chose to work at PIHT, she…

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Medical Assisting Student Highlight – Morgan Galipeau

Morgan Galipeau is a currently a Medical Assisting student at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. She chose to attend PIHT to get a foot in the door to the healthcare environment.   She decided Medical Assisting would be a…

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Student Event Club – Marquis House

Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology is passionate about getting involved in and giving back to the community that has given so much to us. For this reason, the Student Event Club has set up summer activities with the Marquis…

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Staff Highlight – Kathy Smitley

Kathy Smitley is currently the Front Desk Office Manager here at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. Kathy’s favorite part of working at PIHT is meeting all the girls in the office and meeting all the new students.  “I really…

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Graduate Highlight – Brittany Stillwagon

When asked why she chose Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology, Brittany Stillwagon said it was because she wanted to better herself and her future.   From the beginning, Brittany felt welcome by the PIHT faculty and staff. She loved…

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Student Highlight – Kimberly Sapp

When asked why she chose Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology, Kimberly said “when I visited the school it didn’t make me feel like I was in a box, so to speak. It had windows and was bright, unlike some…

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Student Event Club

 The Student Event Club at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology is made up of 19 active members. As a group, they have decided to support Autism Awareness by hosting multiple fundraisers at the school.   In order to raise…

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Graduate Highlight – Kimberly Blake

Kimberly Blake is a graduate of the Medical Assisting program at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology.  She chose to attend PIHT because of the small classes, hands on training and personalized attention.   Medical Assisting appealed to her because…

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Student Highlight – Kerri Bryner

Kerri Bryner became interested in Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology after talking with a friend who previously graduated from the Practical Nursing program offered at the campus.  Her friend strongly encouraged her to apply because of the friendly atmosphere…

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Fall 2014 President’s List

The following students were named to Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology’s Fall 2014 President’s List: Jade Bendishaw, Serenity Bradley, Kerri Bryner, Nancy Caton, Emily Collins, Katie Craig, Jenna Crandle, Danielle Davison, Mackenzie Dickey, Rhonda Eagle, Jennifer Etling, Roianne Gailey,…

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Staff Highlight – Kristine Mimis

When Kristine began her career at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology she started as a part time clinical instructor but eventually moved into a full time nursing instructor here at PIHT.  Kristine describes her favorite part of teaching at…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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