Overwhelmed? Here's Help for Students, Faculty, and Staff - UNLV NewsCenter

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Overwhelmed? Here's Help for Students, Faculty, and Staff - UNLV NewsCenter Overwhelmed? Here's Help for Students, Faculty, and Staff - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 23 Nov 2020 09:21 AM PST Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff have worried over their students' wellbeing, not always knowing how to help or where to suggest students go when the strain seems to affect their academic success. "UNLV students are presenting to Student Counseling and Psychological Services for mental health services with increased symptoms of anxiety and depression," said Shauna Landis, director of student counseling and psychological services.  Although statistics for UNLV students were not immediately available, Landis said student visits to CAPS seems to track with national data. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 40 percent of American adults surveyed in June 2020 reported experien

Best community college in every state | Personal Finance - McDowell News

Best community college in every state | Personal Finance - McDowell News


Best community college in every state | Personal Finance - McDowell News

Posted: 06 Nov 2020 02:00 AM PST

Long gone are the days when education levels weren't inherently tied to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens as young as high school freshmen consider what colleges are available to them sooner rather than later to make a decent living in the long run.

Be it grades or money, many young adults automatically choose the more convenient access to community college to begin their undergraduate education: 41% of all undergrads in a two-year school, according to the American Association of Community Colleges. Stacker looked at 2020 data from Niche to find out the top community colleges in every state across the country.

Considering the cost and quality indicators of 700 community colleges, WalletHub ranked State Technical College of Missouri as the best community college in the nation. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Education ranked two-year schools by the highest salaries earned upon graduation and recognized California's Foothill College as the best in that respect. The bottom line is this: When it comes down to education and numbers, a community college's annual tuition and fees of $3,660 beat out a four-year university's tuition and fees of $10,230 per year.

In Stacker's research, Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern's tuition was estimated using their net price calculator; Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee's tuition was estimated using their net price calculator, and Mountainland Technical College's tuition was found on their website.

Similar but different, just like each state across the country, the best community colleges in the U.S. offer a great reason to consider a two-year education before moving on to a four-year school. If considering a continued education, these community colleges are a perfect place to start.

Read on to find out the best community colleges in every state.

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Sullivan University Medical Assistant Program ranked Kentucky's best - The Lane Report

Posted: 21 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT

Sullivan UniversityLOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Medical Assisting program at Sullivan University's Lexington campus has been ranked the top medical assisting program in Kentucky.

The No. 1 ranking of Sullivan's Associate of Science in Medical Assisting was announced by Medical Assistant Advice, an online site of educators and medical assistant professionals who bring their experience and expertise to guide current medical assistants or those who are seeking information on the profession.

In the announcement, Medical Assistant Advice says that Sullivan's program – which takes around 18 months to complete – trains students in both the front and back office functions of medical assisting. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

"The skills you master include scheduling appointments, patient record keeping, billing and insurance, drawing blood, taking vital signs, administration of medications, EKGs (Electrocardiogram), and assisting the physician during minor procedures carried out at the medical office," the announcement said. "Besides, you will learn about keyboarding essentials, public speaking, professional development, and also participate in two externships at local medical settings."

"Recognition of program quality by outside agencies or peers demonstrates excellence," said Jill Ferrari, director of Sullivan University's Medical Assisting Program. "This will only solidify our reputation in our community more soundly as being a competent source of quality graduates for employment."

Medical assistants are the medical professionals who complete administrative and clerical tasks in hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics. They also take a patient's temperature, check their blood pressure and discuss ailments and symptoms with the patient. In addition, medical assistants also have a keen understanding of medical billing and computerized medical records.

The career outlook for medical assistants is strong.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the medical assisting job market is projected to grow at 19 percent through 2029, "much faster" than the average career growth rate of 4 percent. In Kentucky, the growth rate through 2028 is 13.7 percent, according to Projections Central, which projects employment and job growth in all 50 states.

In 2017, 80 percent of Sullivan graduates passed the national Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), on the first try, compared to the national average pass rate of 60 percent.

"As illustrated in our certification exam pass and employment rates, most of our graduates pass the certification test after graduation, and are then able to get a job in the field" Ferrari said.

Ferrari said the career-ready relevancy of the curriculum is strengthened through the support of a community advisory board that is made up on employers, program graduates and community members who advise Sullivan on how to make the curriculum as relevant as possible for future medical assistants. The advisory board also assists in evaluating the program, which leads to improvements based on members' recommendations.

Medical Assistant Advice synthesizes data from the College Navigator, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Medical assisting programs are scored on MedicalAssistantAdvice.com Editorial Staff Ratings, Graduation Rate, Average Net Price, Admission Rate, Full-Time Retention Rate, and Total Number of Students Enrolled for the Medical Assisting Program.

National American University Teams Up with Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty - PR Web

Posted: 15 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT

We are excited to...make higher education even more accessible to PBAHB's degree-seeking students

National American University (NAU) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty (PBAHB) in Lake Park, FL, to enhance educational opportunities for graduates of PBAHB.

The relationship between the two institutions allows PBAHB graduates to continue their education in an NAU online degree program, including associate degree programs in Health and Beauty Management, or bachelor's programs in Healthcare Management and Management. Under the agreement, NAU will provide PBAHB graduates the opportunity to participate in online classes at a reduced tuition rate and study when and where they choose.

"National American University has a long history of working with community and technical colleges to help working adults and other non-traditional students take the next step in their education and career journey. We are excited to work with Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty to make higher education even more accessible to PBAHB's degree-seeking students," commented Dr. Ronald Shape, National American University President.

"Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty has a vibrant legacy of training students to have successful careers, and become productive role models in their community. At PBAHB our student success is our success, and we do our very best to create an extraordinary educational experience for them, while continuing to create opportunities for their advancement such as this opportunity with NAU," commented Kris George, Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty President and COO.

For more information, please contact Amanda Oppel at 816.412.7702 or aoppel@national.edu.

About Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty
Palm Beach Health & Beauty is located in Lake Park, Florida. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the school offers Barber, Massage Therapy and Bodywork, Esthetician and Skin Care, Cosmetology, and Nail Technician, as Patient Care Technician, Hemodialysis Technician, Electronic Health Record Specialist, Home Health Aide and Medical Assistant programs. Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty is owned and operated by Genesis Educational Services of Florida, Inc. with more than 30 years of Executive Leadership experience in the Health and Beauty industries.

About National American University
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, National American University has been preparing students for careers in technical and professional fields since 1941. Today, NAU offers online doctoral, master's, bachelor's associate, diploma, and certificate programs, including programs in Healthcare Management, Business, Accounting, Technology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Security.

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