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Licensed Practical Nurse

Externship Highlight -Transitions Healthcare

Externship Facility United Career Institute prides itself on its many wonderful relationships with local healthcare employers. Our Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy programs rely heavily on these relationships to fulfill the externship and clinical requirements. We love to see our students thrive in their field of study with the guidance of real medical professionals … Read more

How to Become a Practical Nurse

Have you always dreamed of a career in nursing? Do you want a job that allows you to help people every day when you go to work? If so, a career as a licensed practical nurse may be a great choice for you! Practical nurses are valued members of the healthcare team. They help patients … Read more

Gino Norelli – Student Highlight

United Career Institute is excited to introduce Practical Nursing student Gino Norelli! Before starting at United Career Institute, Gino graduated from Belle Vernon High School and worked as a manager at UPS for a few years. When asked why he chose to switch gears and attend United, Gino said, “I chose United for the opportunities … Read more

Advantages of Practical Nursing

If you have always dreamed of becoming a nurse, starting a career in practical nursing may be the perfect choice for you. As a licensed practical nurse, you have the opportunity to help people and make a difference in their lives every day when you go to work. There are many advantages of choosing a … Read more

How to Enroll for Fall Classes

Are you ready to make the move into an exciting healthcare career? Or maybe you want to advance your current career but aren’t sure where to start? Whatever your unique situation may be, we’ve got you covered at United Career Institute. We have many years of experience helping students achieve their career goals by providing … Read more

What Is the Difference Between a MA and LPN?

Many people dream of starting a career in the healthcare industry, and maybe you are one of them. The healthcare field is continuing to grow, and the different types of available jobs are also increasing. When you work in healthcare, you have the chance to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them when … Read more

Brandon Hegland – Student Highlight

People always dream of studying abroad, which is exactly what United Career Institute  Practical Nursing student Brandon Hegland was able to do. His studies led him to South America, and upon his return to the United States, he attended Mutual Aid’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.  Though the training was rigorous, Brandon said it was … Read more

4 Tips For High School Seniors Choosing A School In 2021

This school year has been very different for high school seniors, but one thing has not changed: each of you must decide what you’re going to do after you graduate from high school. Graduating in the middle of a pandemic can seem scary and be filled with uncertainty. At United Career Institute, we are here … Read more

Bethany Slezak – Student Highlight

Bethany Slezak is one of United Career Institute’s practical nursing students at the Irwin campus.She started the program in June of 2020 and will be graduating in June of 2021. She chose United Career Institute because she liked the idea of smaller classes, and she felt like it had a more family-like approach. Before she … Read more

Kristen Ruby – Student Highlight

United Career Institute Mt. Braddock is thrilled to introduce you to our January Student of the Month, Kristen Ruby! Prior to starting medical assisting classes at United Career Institute, Kristen was taking CNA (certified nursing assistant) classes and working at Cherry Tree Nursing Home, but she had bigger goals for her career in the healthcare … Read more