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How to Empty a Foley

Today, watch Haily Barkley, a Practical Nursing student at United Career Institute – Fayette County, demonstrate how to empty a foley and measure output as clinical coordinator Melissa Pulice walks her through the process. To learn more about our hands-on allied health programs at UCI, request information here!

Why Soft Skills are Important in Your Career

Different skills are required for different jobs. For example, a nurse needs a different set of skills than an accounting professional. However, a specific set of skills, called soft skills, is important for everyone to have, regardless of your chosen career field. Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to work effectively and in … Read more

Holiday Spirit Week

Twas the weeks before Christmas when all through the halls, The students were studying for their nursing finals; The notecards were written in very great detail, In hopes that they’d pass, because they better not fail; The staff could see all the stress in their eyes, So they brightened the week with a holiday surprise; … Read more

Jennifer Nicholson – Student Highlight

This month, United Career Institute- Fayette County would like to highlight a very deserving student, Ms. Jennifer Nicholson. Jennifer has excelled in our Medical Assisting program and is about to graduate in January 2022. Before starting at United Career Institute (UCI), Jennifer worked at a personal care home. She enjoyed working with the patients but … Read more

Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

The holiday season has arrived, and we’re ready to spend time with friends and family, enjoy some hot cocoa, and decorate our tree. Baking some tasty Christmas cookies for yourself and others to enjoy is one of the best ways to share the Christmas spirit. At United, we appreciate a great Christmas cookie recipe, so … Read more

How to Get the Most Out of a Career Fair

Career fairs are a great way to meet potential employers, network with others, and learn about job opportunities that may be available. If you have recently graduated from school or will be graduating soon, you may be getting ready to attend a few career fairs yourself. There are many things you can do to set … Read more

Thankful for Our Students in 2021

We are dedicated to helping our students reach their professional goals by preparing them to start exciting new careers. Our WE CARE approach to education provides students with the resources they need to succeed, including academic support, individual attention, and career services. Students who choose United Career Institute to continue their education have the opportunity … Read more

Kaitlyn Hawthorne – Staff Highlight

Meet United Career Institute’s new Career Management Director (CMD), Kaitlyn Hawthorne! Kaitlyn attended Duquesne University, where she received her degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics. Before joining the UCI team at both our Irwin and Mount Braddock campuses, Kaitlyn lived in five different states and worked as a server and in appraisal management but found … Read more

Mt. Braddock Graduation Ceremony

United Career Institute held its 44th annual commencement ceremony for its 2020-2021 graduates on October 7, 2021. The first part of the evening was an intimate ceremony for the pinning of the Practical Nursing graduates. These graduates asked only their closest friends and family members to join them for this most memorable occasion. Each graduate … Read more

20 Test-Taking Tips for Your Next Exam

Taking exams can be challenging for many people. Some may have trouble memorizing information, while others may experience anxiety related to taking tests. We understand this, and we’re here to help! We have compiled a list of 20 test-taking tips to help you do better on your next exam. Read on to discover our top … Read more