Medical Careers Institute Graduate, Laura Hornbarger – In Her Own Words

Medical Careers Institute Graduate Laura Hornbarger in Her Own Words | Medical Careers InstituteIn her own words…”My journey at Medical Careers Institute to become a nurse started on January 28, 2013. But I didn’t always want to be a nurse. In fact, the sight of blood used to make me ill.

My dreams when I was five years old might actually surprise you. When I grew up I wanted to be a rock star, a bus driver, and a hair stylist. Well, I can’t sing, I’m not coordinated enough to drive a stick shift, and it’s a good day when I don’t burn myself with the flat iron. Needless to say, I had to rethink my future. I danced around a few ideas but never had a solid idea or plan. [Read more...]

5 Signs You Should Become a Registered Nurse

5 Signs You Should Become a Registered Nurse | Medical Careers Insitute | ECPI UniversityThinking about a career in registered nursing? The nursing field can be fulfilling, but it isn’t for everyone!

Most people associate registered nursing with images of smiling hospital workers feeding people, administering medicine, and making beds. These images are accurate, but they only give you part of the picture. Registered Nursing can be anything but glamorous. They often times have to clean up bodily fluids and compel patients who don’t understand their treatments to take medications, perform therapy or even eat in order to nurse them back to health!

Before you apply to a registered nursing program, you may want to ask yourself if these 5 signs indicate you should become a registered nurse… [Read more...]

Dental Assisting Students Join Legion of Volunteers

Dental Assisting Students Join Legion of Volunteers | Medical Careers InstituteThey lined up by the thousands, all hoping to be seen by a doctor, a dentist, or both. Many came from as far as 250 miles away. One man walked 15 miles. Most had not received any kind of healthcare in years. They represent the working poor, the unemployed, and the uninsured. In remote parts of Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, there are simply not enough healthcare professionals to go around.

That’s why two charitable organizations – Missions of Mercy and Remote Area Medical – drum up an army of volunteers to converge on the tiny town of Wise, Virginia once a year. [Read more...]

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...]

How Much Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Make?

How Much Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Make? | Medical Careers Institute of ECPI UniversityA Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a highly-skilled technician who operates special imaging equipment for medical diagnosis such as ultra-sound for cardiac and vascular conditions, pregnancies, and other internal conditions.

The sonogram, used for breast exams, the cardiac and vascular systems, nervous and muscular systems and to locate tumors, uses echo location to show sections of various organs. It can be used to check heart valves or show expectant parents the first pictures of the unborn child. [Read more...]