Medical Assisting Career – Dream Comes True for MCI Graduate

Blog-Impossible Dreams Come TrueWhen she was just a little girl, Emma Mullet used to dream of becoming a nurse. Of course, it was just that, a dream. She was Amish and that meant no more than eight years of education and then it was time to be trained to become a mother and housewife.

She married in 1995 and had eight children over the next eleven years. In 2007, her life became complicated. Her husband became very ill and could not work. She decided it was time to take control of her life. The family moved to South Carolina and Emma started working on her GED. [Read more...]

ECPI University Online Graduate Begins the Journey Home

Online Grad Begins Journey HOmeWhen he returned from his last deployment, Brett Schroder knew it was time to come home for good. His little girl did not recognize him. After eight years in the Air Force, he had gained many skills working with advanced radar systems. Yet, he knew he still needed additional education to augment that experience.

With the demands on his time, he knew attending college online was his best option. “I began researching schools, and was disappointed at first,” says Brett. “I really wanted to be in a professional atmosphere that offered a lot of interaction with the teacher and other students. Luckily, I found ECPI University.” [Read more...]

10 Best Study Habits of Successful Students

10 Best Study Habits of Successful Students | ECPI UniversityThere’s no one secret strategy for becoming a successful student. In fact, the most successful students have had plenty of practice with study strategies, managing deadlines, and note taking, so they have fine-tuned the study habits and practices that work best for them. While every student has a different study style, there are a few basics strategies that can help you become a more successful student.

Every successful student has his or her fair share of stumbling blocks. Don’t get frustrated when things don’t go according to plan every time. Find a system that works for you and make adjustments as you go along. As long as you’re committed to your academic success, you’ll succeeded.

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The Value of a Nursing Degree In Today’s World

The Value of a Nursing Degree In Today's World | ECPI University | Medical Careers InstituteSimply put, not all registered nurses are the same. It is true that some nurses are men while others are women, but the true distinction in the nursing field is their level of education. To become a registered nurse, the student is required to pass the NCLEX Exam.  However, in order for a student to be eligible for the NCLEX exam, they must earn either an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

While the outcome is the same if the student passes the NCLEX Exam, nurses with a BSN are simply better prepared to face their career. The following information explains the inherent value of a BSN degree. [Read more...]

MCI Medical Assistant Student Lands Dream Job

MCI Medical Assistant Student Lands Dream Job | ECPI University | Medical Careers InsitutueThis is a story of perseverance. It’s also a great example of how to land a job. Courtney Simmons first came to me as a Medical Assisting near-graduate. We worked on her career plan, résumé, and mock interview together.

The quiet, humble type, our main focus was on Courtney’s salesmanship. We wanted her to project confidence and energy to employers, while maintaining her authenticity. She was like a sponge. Every recommendation was received with an open mind and an eager heart. [Read more...]