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United Career Institute - Irwin

Practical Nursing Class of 2022

United Career Institute’s Practical Nursing Graduates 2022 The Practical Nursing program at United Career institute is an accelerated, 12-month program. It’s hard to believe you can become a Practical Nurse in just a year. The academics within the program can be rigorous and intensive at times, but our students persevere every day. The Practical Nursing … Read more

Proper Trach Care

At United Career Institute, our Practical Nursing students learn real-world skills that help set them up for success. Nursing instructor Stacey Mantich explains the various hands-on skills our students learn in the classroom. Watch as a senior nursing student, Jessica Kubacka demonstrates proper trach care. To learn more about United Career Institutes‘ accelerated allied healthcare … Read more

Phlebotomy – Program Highlight

The old saying is, “Stick with what you know,” At United Career Institute Irwin Campus, we know how to train students for essential healthcare careers. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding … Read more

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

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

Breanna Specht – Staff Highlight

Let us introduce one of United Career Institute’s Adult and Nursing Admissions Advisor, Breanna (Bre) Specht. Bre graduated from Seton Hill University in 2019 with her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Before joining the UCI Irwin team in June of 2021, Bre worked as an Early Head Start teacher and as a building … Read more

Jenna Sersen – Staff Highlight

Meet United Career Institute’s newest Financial Aid Advisor, Jenna Sersen! “Jenna attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her degree in business with a minor in economics. Graduating from school is  Jenna’s proudest accomplishment, as she worked hard to balance her school, work, and personal life. Outside of work, Jenna enjoys spending time … 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

Donald King – Student Highlight

Meet October Medical Assisting Student of the Month, Donald King! Fresh out of high school, Donald enrolled at United Career Institute. He decided to attend the institute after hearing “how great it is” from his sister, Alexis, a Practical Nursing student. Before beginning school, Donald was a home healthcare aide and wanted to start something … Read more

Harrison Hess – Staff Highlight

Let us introduce Harrison Hess, United Career Institute’s new IT Technician! Harrison joined the UCI Irwin team after graduating from the Information Technology program at West Virginia Junior College (WVJC). Check out the video to learn more about Harrison’s background and how he puts his experience and skills to good use to help the students … Read more