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...]

Top 5 Reasons To Earn A BSN Degree

Top 5 Reasons to get a BSN Degree | ECPI UniversityAs Baby Boomers retire, the need for health care has and will continue to significantly grow and put additional stress on America’s healthcare system. As a result of the projected increase in demand, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates the United States will face a shortage of over 130,600 physicians by 2025.

At the same time, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing projects a shortage of registered nurses. While helping to meet the increasing healthcare demand for medical professionals is one reason to earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, the following information helps to explain 5 other reasons you might want to consider earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

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Degree Spotlight: Healthcare Administration

Degree Spotlight: Healthcare Administration | Medical Careers Institute | ECPI University | College of Health ScienceWhether you just finished a nursing program or are exploring a new career in healthcare, the healthcare administrator is an essential part of the healthcare industry as a whole.  It’s also a great place to build and utilize organizational and management skills you have learned.

The job of the healthcare administrator is to plan and oversee efficient healthcare delivery within a healthcare organization.

A healthcare administrator may oversee a department within a healthcare facility or groups of departments.

The departments could include:

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MCI Faculty Member Offers Dental Care and Hope

MCI Offering Dental Care and HopeLast year, Vicki Brett signed on to chair the Dental Care Project for Montero Medical Missions, a non-profit interfaith humanitarian organization that creates sustainable healthcare projects throughout the world. After nearly a year of careful preparation, the Virginia Beach Campus’ Dental Assisting Program Director has just completed her first mission trip.

Her 20-day journey began in the Philippines where she and her team saw more than 500 patients, performing extractions and surgery. From there they continued to Mongolia, serving more than 400 patients. The care they provided was essential but it’s what they left behind that could have the greatest impact. Throughout the trip, they met with local college and university students and began training them to become oral health educators. “Approximately half the world’s population has serious dental health problems, including tooth decay, periodontitis, and tooth loss,” says Brett. “This is one way we can provide not just temporary relief, but sustainable care to undeserved populations like these.” [Read more...]