Medical Careers Institute Graduate – In the Business of Making Smiles!

MCI Graduate – Brian Jones n the Business of Making Smiles | ECPI UniversityAs an Army combat medic, Brian Jones rarely saw any smiles. His world was dangerous and exhausting. Still, he was dedicated to helping others. As a reservist, he stands at the ready when needed but he’s also pursuing his new career in healthcare administration. Graduating this past summer from ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (MCI), he is now Executive Director of the Park Place Dental Clinic in Norfolk, Virginia. [Read more...]

How Much Does a Surgical Technologist Make?

How Much Does a Surgical Technologist Make? | ECPI UniversitySurgery is the most invasive of all medical procedures. It requires a team of professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of care and it all begins with the Surgical Technologist. Sometimes called  operating room technicians, they are the people who ensure that the operating room is prepared to accommodate the specific needs of each surgical procedure. Once surgery is underway, they play a vital role in providing doctors the instruments and materials they need.

In this article we will explore what a Surgical Technologist is, what they do, how much they can earn and how to become one.  So if you’re at all curious about surgical technology as a career, then you are certainly in the right place!  [Read more...]

Virginia Cabinet Members Visit Student Veterans at ECPI University

Virginia Cabinet Members Visit Student Vets | ECPI UniversityVirginia Secretary of Veteran Affairs and Homeland Security John Harvey and Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson came to the ECPI University, Virginia Beach campus this week, seeking to learn “what’s working” for veterans who are making the transition to civilian life. After touring the campus, they met with members of the University’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter.

Looking to find ways to boost graduation rates and employment among Virginia’s veterans, Secretary Harvey, a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, wanted to know why students chose ECPI University. “I work fast,” said Criminal Justice student Athena Williams. “That’s how we worked in the Navy. ECPI University’s five-week terms and year-round schedule work very well for me.” [Read more...]

Top 10 Effective Study Habits for College Students

Top 10 effective Study Habots for College Students | ECPI UniversityIt can be difficult to settle into the routine of higher education for the first time or even if you are returning to school, especially when you choose an accelerated curriculum or balance classes with a full-time job. Luckily, old habits and new distractions don’t have to stand in the way of your college degree. Incorporate these top ten effective study habits for college students into your daily routine, and watch yourself blossom into a capable, disciplined college student.

They are easy to follow and implement and require only a commitment on your part to follow through.

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How One Graduate Fulfilled a Long-Deferred Dream and Set an Example for her Son

Student Success Story Keisha Swinson | ECPI UniversityIf you’ve ever wondered if persistence pays, look no further than Keisha Swinson. Her journey began on August 19, 1997. That’s when her son, Jaray, was born. It was also the day she was to begin college. “I was grateful to have my blessing from God but I really thought it was over for my dream of being a college graduate,” says Keisha.

A couple years later, Keisha decided she would try juggling school with motherhood and a fulltime job. She wanted to be a nurse. It was manageable, but once she realized nursing was not her true calling, she left school. She tried studying business, but after job changes sent her from Greensboro to Fayetteville to Durham, the starts and stops at community colleges became burdensome and frustrating. [Read more...]