Haley Sance chose United Career Institute because she was not interested in going to a large, four-year school. She was interested in the medical field, but wished to start off slowly in order to narrow down her options. She wanted the comfortable, small school environment that United offered.
Her favorite part of attending United Career Institute, so far, has been the holiday celebrations. “They are so much fun and give us time to relax in school.”
Her favorite teacher is Roxanne Seaton. “She was my first teacher at PIHT so she really helped me get comfortable. She is well educated, so I have a lot of respect for her.”
Haley’s ideal job is to work as a medical assistant in a pediatrician’s office. She feels this career path is the most suitable for her because she enjoys working with children. In five years, she would like to have a new, reliable car and a steady job to begin saving for her dream home.
Haley would refer a friend to United Career Institute because the outcome of the program is worth all of the stress that goes into being a college student. Haley has excelled during her time with United and we are very proud of her.
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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 she earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a minor in Family Nurse Practitioner from Carlow University.
Prior to working at United, Marcy worked as a staff nurse at Highlands Hospital and worked in home health. When she came to United-Fayette County (formerly known as PIHT), she started out as a part-time clinical instructor. As she advanced her education, she began teaching in the classroom. When asked why she chose United Marcy said “The people working at United are amazing. I wanted to work in an environment where everyone is a team player. Working in a supportive environment can make even the most difficult days go a little smoother.” Her favorite part of working for United Career Institute – Mt. Braddock is the people she gets to work with.
One of Marcy’s biggest motivators is her family. She is most proud of the fact that she never thought she would achieve the level of education she has received, and that she can be a role model for not only her children but also those whose lives she impacts within the nursing program.
When asked what is the most interesting thing about herself that no one would know, she replied, “She is one of the few that has been a part of the nursing program since the very first nursing class. She has not only been able to watch the program grow and change but has contributed to its continuing evolution.”
Prior to choosing United Career Institute (at the time PIHT), Mackenzie had considered attending post-secondary schools but none felt “right.” That changed when she walked through United’s doors.
At that point in time, Mackenzie worked full time at a video rental store but she wanted more. She chose United because it felt different than the other schools that she had looked into. The campus was small and didn’t overwhelm her in the way other campuses had. In her words, “It felt like home.”
Mackenzie is enrolled in United Career Institute’s Medical Assisting Program and has a 4.0 GPA. She chose the MA program because she is a very hands-on person and wishes to be in the “center of the action, doing blood draws and giving injections.”
Her favorite part of being a student at UCI is tied between her instructors and the family (her peers) that she has made during her tenure. “Everyone is kind and really cares about your success. I’ve made lifelong friends and met amazing instructors that will impact my life for years to come. I love all of my instructors, but Kelli and Roxanne have really helped me to believe in my potential.”
Mackenzie’s favorite class was Pharmacology because she enjoys learning about medicine and how it works. She is currently doing her externship at an obstetrician’s office which has helped her to realize that she would like to continue in the OBGYN field.
After graduation, she would like to enroll in UCI’s nursing program with the goal of becoming an RN within five years.
“I can wholeheartedly say that I would recommend PIHT to anyone pursuing a career in the medical field. It’s been great here and I’ll miss it dearly.”
To learn more about United Career Institute’s medical programs, click here!