A Career In Nursing: Looking at Your Options

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Stay Healthy San Diego

San Diego has long been a preferred destination for those seeking a healthy, robust, and sun-filled lifestyle. Understandably, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. With its stunning skyline set against the...

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Dental Health and Wellness Tips

Saving Your Smile We all know the drill: Brush and floss after every meal. Do we know it? Yes. Do we do it? Well, for the vast majority, the straight answer is no. Whether it’s because of a busy schedule or simple forgetfulness,...

45 Nursing Blogs to Keep you Informed, Entertained and In-the-Know

Whether you’re a nursing student or an experienced nurse, you know the job prospects for registered nurses are expected to be good, with an estimated 19% growth rate from 2012 through 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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Expand Your Earning Potential With a Degree From Concorde

If you are looking for a meaningful and fulfilling career that also has plenty of room for growth and potential earnings, then consider a career in healthcare. It begins with one of the many diverse degree programs offered at Concorde...

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Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse Can Be a Rewarding Career

Are you thinking about entering the healthcare field, but need some guidance on where your talents might fit best? If your primary interest is in helping others, but you’re not sure beyond that, perhaps a great place for you to start...

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The Fastest-Growing Medical Jobs: Have You Considered These Careers?

If you’re interested in a healthcare-related career, but lack the time, resources, or inclination to pursue a medical degree, you may find yourself overwhelmed at the many choices, fields, positions, and educational programs...

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North Hollywood Awarded 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award

Concorde Career College North Hollywood is honored to receive the 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Every year, the Accrediting Commission of Career...

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Barbie Joining LinkedIn Provides Opportunity to Talk Career Advice

In case you hadn’t heard, Barbie is a brand new member of LinkedIn and is using this new platform to give career advice and networking tips and share stories of entrepreneurial success to those looking to expand or change their...

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Dallas Campus Donates to Ronald McDonald House

 Concorde’s Dallas Lamplighters gave back to the community recently by collecting toiletries, books, and games to donate to the Dallas Ronald McDonald house.  Lamplighter Student Ambassadors are students who desire to grow as...

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Concorde Grand Prairie Honors Autism Awareness Month

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention autism affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.  To help raise awareness, April has been designated Autism Awareness Month. ...

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Concorde Career College Announces New Medical Laboratory Technician Program in Memphis

Concorde just launched a new Medical Laboratory Technician Associates Degree program on our Memphis campus. Beginning in June, our students will now be able to earn this Associate of Applied Science degree and gain the skills and...

Concorde students and administrators participate in heart health month.
Heart Health Month at Home Office

Concorde Home Office participated in American Heart Health Month with several events throughout the month of February. For Valentine’s Day Home Office employees had the opportunity to purchase Valentine’s goodies to send to each...

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Surgical Technology - What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

Want the inside scoop? Watch what Ashley, a Concorde graduate, has to say about being a surgical technologist HERE.   A Surgical Technologist is a highly skilled allied health professional who works as an integral part of the...

Concorde students provide dental services to local kids.
Concorde’s Kansas City Campus Participates in Give Kids a Smile Day

The American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day encourages area dentists and dental professionals to provide under-served kids with dental services their families may not be able to afford.  Each year approximately 450,000...

Concorde's Portland Campus Congratulates Student on Honor Society Induction

What better way to end the week than getting to share an inspiring story of success with you.   On behalf of the Portland Surgical Technology Department we are pleased to announce Jackie Her’s induction into the Association of...

What Are General Education Courses and Why Are They Necessary?

Students have questioned the importance of general education courses since the inception of prerequisites. So, what exactly are general education courses?  And why do they matter?    What is a general education course? General...

Health Information 101: What is Health Information Management?

What do computers, healthcare and great jobs have in common? Health Information Management.  Chances are, you’ve never heard of this career field.  Let’s change that. Health Information Management (HIM) is the maintenance and...

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Portland Campus Selected to Host International Fellowship Program

For the second year in a row, our outstanding Portland campus was selected City Host for The American Association of Respiratory Care’s Fellowship Program.   This year, Portland welcomed Dr. Mohamad El-Khatib a professor of...

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Concorde Launches Scholarship Foundation

We completely understand achieving an education takes drive, commitment and perseverance. But trust us; we also realize that even the most committed students may have financial challenges.   Many of our students seeking to obtain...

The difference between a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Within the nursing field are a number of titles, including Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Registered Nurse (RN). This post will help clarify some of the differences, qualifications and...

What Kind of Schooling is Required to Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant?

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will be trained in a wide variety of skills and disciplines, giving you the ability to help patients participate in basic everyday activities. Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients...

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Careers in Radiology

At some point in our lives most of us have had the opportunity to meet a Radiologic Technician. Maybe you had to get an X-ray at the doctor’s office or dentist’s office, or even perhaps the emergency department of your local...

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Top 25 Nursing Apps for iPhones and iPads

There are at least two trends in nursing worth taking note of: sustained job growth from 2012 to 2022 in most parts of the United States and a growing number of states passing laws that allow nurse practitioners to run a practice...

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Ebola FAQs

As the nation deals with their first cases of Ebola, hospitals and other healthcare facilities work to put protocols in place for isolating and treating infected patients and containing hazardous materials. Concorde Career College –...

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Careers in Dental Hygiene

Concorde Career Colleges offers many exciting and rewarding educational programs to help prepare you for a fulfilling career. One option available through Concorde is obtaining a degree in dental hygiene. Dental hygienists are...

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Concorde Career College Tampa Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September was Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month? Concorde's Tampa campus colleceted donations by holding campus wide Jeans Days.  Every Monday and Friday during the month of September, students and staff could pay $1...

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A Career as a Medical Assistant

When you visit the doctor’s office, it’s likely that you will encounter medical assistants, as they are an essential part of any healthcare team. Part office work (answering phones and filing paperwork) and part hands-on (drawing...

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Registered Nurses: A Career With Potential

Registered nurses form the backbone of the medical industry, representing the single largest occupation in the healthcare industry with an estimated workforce of 2.7 million in the United States. Registered nurses (RNs) provide and...

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Associate Academic Dean at Concorde Career College Memphis Appointed to the Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care

Concorde Career College Memphis is honored to announce the appointment of Winston A. Granville to the Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care as a Representative of Respiratory Care Therapists. Winston led the Respiratory Therapy program...

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San Bernardino Campus Aims to Accommodate More Schedules by Offering Night and Weekend Classes with their Part Time Vocational Nurse Program

Our San Bernardino campus now offers night and weekend classes for students seeking to become a Vocational Nurse.  You can now gain the skills and knowledge needed to become a Vocational Nurse in as little as 20 months.  We pride...

Concorde students in Kansas City greet visitors at a community health fair.
Concorde’s Kansas City Campus Holds Community Health Fair

Last weekend, Concorde’s Kansas City campus held a community health fair for area residents.  Local businesses and healthcare groups were available at the event to provide community members with healthcare information and free...

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North Hollywood Supports Community through Volunteer Efforts

New research by the National Union of Students shows nearly 1/3 of students devote a significant amount of their time to volunteering. Many students said that they volunteer because they want to improve things or help people, and more...

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RN vs. BSN: What You Should Know

During the last decade, policymakers and practice leaders have acknowledged that increased education makes a positive difference* and they have begun to encourage all registered nurses to further their education.   The Institute of...

Concorde's Grand Prairie campus.
Concorde Moves to New Campus - New Location Provides Expanded Education Opportunities & New Community Partnerships

To help meet the growing interest and demand in healthcare careers in the Grand Prairie/Dallas area, our Arlington campus has moved to a brand new location in Grand Prairie, Texas.  We continue to experience a rise in the number of...

Students watch a surgery.
Surgical Technology: Why It's a Growing Career Field and What It Takes to Become a Surgical Technologist

Douglas Hughes, our very own Surgical Technology Program Director in Portland recently had the opportunity to share his surgical technology knowledge in the Association of Surgical Technologists Journal: The Surgical Technologist....

Concorde administrators meet with Kansas City officials to launch the new pharmacy technician program.
Concorde Kansas City Celebrates the Addition of Its Pharmacy Technician Program

Concorde Career College in Kansas City celebrated their newest Pharmacy Technician program with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.  Carlos Gomez, President of Kansas City’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Jami Frazier, Campus...

Concorde Career College Offers New Nursing Program in Dallas

We just launched a new Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program in Dallas, Texas.   Our new Nursing program will provide students with the necessary skills to enter the healthcare workforce as a skilled and confident...

A Day in the Life of a Respiratory Therapist

Exciting, difficult, joyful, sad, fulfilling, a calling – these are just a few words used to describe the emotions one can feel during a typical day as a registered respiratory therapist. The opportunity to change lives every day is...

Concorde's administrators break ground at the new Grand Prairie campus.
Concorde Breaks Ground on New Campus in Grand Prairie

Our latest news comes straight out of Arlington, Texas as we prepare to provide our students with a brand new campus in a brand new location.  We dedicate ourselves to fully preparing students for success and completely understand...

Students at Concorde's N. Hollywood campus providing CPR training.
North Hollywood Students Provide Community CPR Training

We take pride in giving back to area communities and in North Hollywood we recently joined forces with Critical Care Training Center to help increase CPR awareness within the community.  Formed in 2006, the training center provides...

A student at Concorde's Memphis campus on national backpack awareness day.
Memphis Participates in National Backpack Awareness Day

Lanier Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee partnered with our Occupational Therapy Staff in Memphis for National Backpack Awareness Day on September 17th.     An American Occupational Therapy Association study reports that, on...

What Do Physical Therapist Assistants Do?

It's all about movement The work of a Physical Therapist Assistant revolves around helping patients move, which means a lot of movement on the Assistant’s part as well. This post describes some of the basic tasks and education needed...