The Ugly Truth About A Practical Nursing Career

The Truth About A Career in Practical Nursing | ECPI University | Medical Careers InstituteThe “ugly” truth about practical nursing is that it is not an easy job and not for everyone! It is a career centered around helping others with a level of care and compassion that is not typical of the average person. That said, if you truly have a heart for service and caring for others, than this career path can be quite rewarding. With baby boomers aging and the demand for nurses expected to grow, there is no better time to become a licensed practical nurse. Becoming a licensed practical nurse requires a lot of hard work, and this particular career may require you to be available on nights, weekends, and holidays but the rewards are great.

If you are looking to join this rewarding and lucrative career field, here is what you need to know: [Read more...]

ECPI University Helps Downsized Sailor Rebuild Confidence and Career

ECPI University Helps Downsized Sailor Rebuild Confidence and Career - Athena WilliamsIt has become a difficult reality: Base realignments and defense cuts leading to a reduction in force and leaving many highly-talented service members departing the military sooner than they had planned. That is exactly what happened to Athena Williams.

After serving 12 years in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer First Class, and earning every possible qualification, the former Navy meteorologist found herself facing an uncertain future. “I was a bit devastated at first,” says Athena. “I feared that after spending the last 12 years in the Navy that I would be clueless in the civilian sector. It had also been ten years since I had taken any kind of formal schooling, and I was afraid that I would not do very well. That was before I came to ECPI University!” [Read more...]

ECPI University Student Selected for GE’s Information Technology Leadership Program

ECPI University Student Eric Richardson Gets Selected for GE’s Information Technology Leadership ProgramAfter 12 years in the U.S. Army, Eric Richardson is making a superb transition to civilian life. He’s on track to graduate from the Raleigh campus this fall. He’s on the Dean’s List, and has served as president for all of the honor societies, as well as the Student Advisory Council. Now, he’s working in one of the nation’s best internship programs.

Eric was selected for General Electric’s (GE) Information Technology Leadership Program, the premier technical leadership program at GE, offering those with a passion for information technology the opportunity to grow their leadership skills, business acumen and technical aptitude, while building a career with unlimited potential. Program members lead by doing, gaining real-world experience by working on important and challenging projects alongside some of the brightest technical minds in the world. [Read more...]

5 Myths About Database Programming: Busted!

5 Myths About Database Programming: BUSTED! | ECPI UniversityAccording to Dictionary.com: “A myth is a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.”

And just like bad code needs to be fixed and debugged, myths need to be debunked/busted with every chance we get so that the right information gets to the right people, at the right time. The problem with myths is that some people take them as truth and then make decisions based off of this erroneous information.  While that may not matter much when it come to myths about fast food restaurants and where a person chooses to eat, it could have life altering and life long consequences if the myth is related to a career decision.  [Read more...]

Is a College Degree Still Worth the Expense?

Is a College Degree Still Worth the Expense? | ECPI UniversityYou have a decision to make. Take on student debt and go to college or enter the workforce now in hopes of getting an entry level position in a company with the possibility of promotion. This is probably the most important decision you will ever make. And you can’t make it by estimating what you think you “might” make in the coming years. For this, you need hard data. So before proceeding, arm yourself with the facts. [Read more...]