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Practical Nursing Program – Tracheostomy Suctioning Demonstration

May 29, 2020 | admin

United Career Institute School of Nursing instructors teach practical nursing program students the proper procedures for performing tracheostomy suctioning. This critical procedure clears the tracheostomy tube and is essential for proper breathing. Sterile techniques should be used to keep the patient free of infection. Practical nurses are essential members of the healthcare team because they perform important functions like this...

Wendi Rost – Student Highlight

May 22, 2020 | admin

“I wanted to go for Medical Assisting when I was just out of high school. However, I was living with my fiancé at the time and could not afford the class. When I decided to go back and went for coding, I didn’t have faith in my skills or brains to even think I could do the assisting part because...

Mallory Strauser – Student Highlight

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Mallory Strauser is a Medical Insurance Billing and Coding student at United Career Institute in Fayette County. She works at Shop N Save but knew this work wouldn’t be fulfilling long tern and decided to further her education. Mallory knew that she wanted to be part of a healthcare team, but knew that the clinical aspect of the field was...

Elizabeth Compton – Student Highlight

May 8, 2020 | admin

Before April’s Student of the month, Elizabeth LaRue Compton, decided to join the United Career Institute family, she was a culinary arts student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a kitchen manager for the Ohiopyle House Café. However, her children inspired her to reach for more and to better herself.  Liz was interested in the medical field, with her eye...

The Value of Externships

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A key component of all United Career Institute medical programs is an externship with local employers. It provides a real world aspect to the program and gives students valuable hands-on experience that enhances the skills they learn in the classroom. Externships also provide students a great opportunity to network with other healthcare professionals in their chosen field and get a...

We’re Here for You Through COVID-19

April 17, 2020 | admin

As we all try to adjust to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that life has changed dramatically over the last few weeks. From homeschooling our children, to having our movements restricted, to the heroes who are on the front lines fighting this virus, we have all been affected. At United Career Institute, we want our students, our community,...

How to Create SMART Career Goals

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We all have goals that we want to accomplish in life and in our careers. Maybe you aren’t fulfilled in your current job and want a more rewarding career or maybe your goal is to be the first person in your family to graduate from a training program. Regardless of what you want to achieve, setting SMART career goals can...

Marcy Landman – Faculty Highlight

April 9, 2020 | admin

Marcy Landman is the Practical Nursing Clinical Coordinator at United Career Institute near Uniontown, PA  and teaches Pharmacology, Practical Vocational Nursing, and Anatomy Lab within Practical Nursing program. She earned her Associate of Science in Nursing from Penn State University. Once she completed her ASN, she entered an accelerated program to earn her BSN. She did not stop there, as...

Gabriella Sotak – Student Highlight

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“We work so well together and she’s such a great support system for me…a genuinely good person with a big heart!” That is how Medical Assisting student Amanda Cluss describes her classmate and friend, Gabriella Sotak. Gabby was enrolled in college at CCAC when she heard about United Career Institute opening in Irwin. She wasn’t getting everything she wanted from...

Steps to Apply for Admission to the Practical Nursing Program at United-Fayette County

March 31, 2020 | admin

United Career Institute – Fayette County located in Southwestern Pennsylvania offers a direct admission Practical Nursing Program. Direct admission means that you do not have to waste time and money taking extra elective classes allowing most students to complete the program within just 12 months. Enrolling in any nursing program can be a long process. To improve your acceptance chances...