Computer Simulation Technology Careers – A Bright Future

How ECPI University Uses Computer Simulation Technology to Prepare Students for the Real Thing

DSCN0283There is little doubt – this is an exciting time to be both a student and a teacher. With rapid advances in technology, it seems new opportunities pop up most every day – opportunities to enhance learning and develop important skills. As an institution dedicated to educational excellence, ECPI University has long been a leader in classroom and online technology. Computer Simulation Technology is no exception.

“The latest wave of advancements began with the evolution of tablets, apps, and headsets like Google Glass,” says ECPI University Associate Dean of Academic Technology Gerry White. “Given the significant improvements in software development, we can now use these technologies to simulate experiences that help students learn the skills they will need in the real world. While computer simulation technology is an imitation of real world scenarios, they look more and more real every day.” [Read more...]

Health Information Management Program Awarded CAHIIM Accreditation

ECPI University’s Newport News campus is pleased to announce that it has been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). This accreditation gives graduates an opportunity to take the national Registered Health Information Technician examination after completion of the University’s program. ECPI University is one of only three schools in Virginia offering an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management listed on the CAHIIM website as having received this level of accreditation.

“To hold this credential means that the professional can ensure the quality of the medical record by verifying that it is complete, accurately documented, and properly entered in the computer system,” says Newport News Campus Health Information Program Director Laura Abel. “It means that this professional can use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data, thereby improving patient care and controlling costs. Earning this credential can also improve earning potential and opportunities for employment.”

Nursing Faculty Provides Training/Assessments to School Nurses

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Members of the Newport News Nursing Faculty provided a valuable public service today, hosting nearly 60 school nurses from Newport News Public Schools. Each year, school nurses must review their skills and be reassessed. Faculty members did just that, utilizing the campus’ advanced simulation mannequins to replicate a host of injuries and illnesses.

Employers Turn Out Big for Campus Job Fair

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If you’ve ever wondered what employers think of ECPI University graduates, you need look no further than today’s job fair at the Virginia Beach campus. Fifty-three employers set up booths on three floors, all looking to meet ECPI graduates or those soon to be graduating. With more than 200 students/graduates in attendance, there was ample opportunity for everyone to get plenty of “face-time” with each employer. Congrats to Director of Career Services Gina Cassidy and her team for a job well done.

Physical Therapy Assistant Students Volunteer for MDA Camp

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A big hand of applause for our Physical Therapy Assistant Students on the Newport News campus who volunteered for MDA camp in Wakefield, Virginia. Twenty five faculty and students volunteered to help with activities, contests, swimming, and skits for children with Muscular Dystrophy.