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2020 marks 100 years of The American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT’s mission is, “to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.” In celebration of National Radiologic Technologist Week (November 8-14), Radiologic Technology Program Director, Melanie Hail shared her experience entering the radiology field. How did you first become interested in radiology? I originally wanted to go to vet school or be an Ag Teacher but it did not feel like the right path at the time. I met several RT and Nursing students in my college... Read More
September 22, 2020- Today, Eric Bing, CEO of the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP), was featured in “The Key with Inside Higher Ed, ” a podcast hosted by Paul Fain, contributing editor of Inside Higher Ed. Eric shared how CHCP has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic—including by transitioning to online learning without missing a day of classes, while continuing to meet the needs of healthcare employers for frontline workers. The podcast episode, titled “A Model to Watch,” included a feature on how CHCP implemented stackable certificates and how the model can improve outcomes for... Read More
Dental Assistant Student Practicing with Mock Patient
The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) today announced the launch of a new online dental assisting program for parent learners that will combine flexible, online coursework with three weekends of in-person clinical training. The new 10-month certificate program offers an industry-recognized and stackable certificate, enabling graduates to work in high-demand occupations while also creating new pathways for them to complete their degree. "CHCP shares a dedication to providing lifelong career skills in the communities we call home," said Katherine McLean, director of human resources at... Read More
This week, Real Clear Education published an op-ed by Eric Bing, CHCP’s CEO, and Marie Cini, Chief Strategy Officer, ED2WORK discussing how institutions must quickly adapt to the “new normal” that has come with the global pandemic and how they can implement best practices such as project-based learning, stackable short-term certificate programs, and prior learning assessment (PLA). In the piece , Eric and Marie highlight needed changes in higher education to better serve the students who need postsecondary education the most. They note that while the shifts needed may seem large, colleges and... Read More
The Medical Technology Management Institute (MTMI), a division of The College of Health Care Professions, today announced a partnership with Nautilus Medical Technologies, developer of a cloud-based imaging sharing platform used by over a thousand healthcare providers nationwide. Through a series of new training programs, thousands of healthcare practitioners will learn the skills to utilize Nautilus' MatrixRay and TeleRay image exchange and transmission applications, which have become increasingly critical platforms as the field of medical imaging continues to advance. "As the pace of... Read More
This week, The Evolllution published an op-ed by Eric Bing, CHCP’s CEO, discussing how stackable-only models of higher education can provide better opportunities for working learners to be successful in their educational pursuits. In the piece , Eric highlights the story of CHCP graduate Jordesha Turner and how the school’s stackable model gave her the confidence to complete her pathway to a degree and a career. He describes why CHCP decided to adopt stackable credentials and why valuable short-term, industry-recognized certificates should be the default starting point for institutions... Read More
According to a 2013 survey by Citigroup and Seventeen magazine, nearly 80 percent of students in the U.S. work at least part-time . At CHCP we understand this jam-packed schedule can be difficult to balance, especially as you try to leave space to have a personal life or explore hobbies. But it doesn't have to be emotionally or physically overwhelming if you know how to keep the responsibilities of school, life and work in proper order. To assist, here are four handy tips for maintaining balance in all aspects of your daily life: "A 2013 survey found that 80% of students work at least part-... Read More
People often associate stretching exclusively with athletes and exercise. While it is beneficial for physical activity, stretching can also aid in other aspects of the body. Movement is medicine and 5 to 10 minutes of stretching a day can improve your overall health. Here are some benefits of including stretching as part of your daily routine: Stretching keeps your muscles strong Our bodies are much like a well-oiled machine. Our muscles and joints must work together to keep us functioning properly. Incorporating stretches as part of your day increases flexibility, range of motion, loosen... Read More
There is a lot more than pulling teeth and suction tubes when it comes to dentistry. In fact there are various practices within the dental world. There are practices that will focus on different aspects of your smile and a team that works collaboratively. Dental Assistants are essential team members in dentist’s offices because of their versatile skills. Check out these 5 types of dentistry where you could be working as a dental assistant: General Dentistry If you have ever had a routine visit to the dentist’s office, it is likely that you visited a general dentist or a primary care dentist... Read More
One of the most common things we hear among potential students is, “I am interested in the medical field but I do not like the blood.” Blood and needles are among some of the most common fears. In fact, the fear of medical procedures involving injections is called trypanophobia . While blood and instruments are a part of health care, they are not the central component. The health care industry is a diverse field that goes beyond doctors and nurses. There are many different team members that are essential to keeping the industry running. Check out these 3 health care careers that do not... Read More