health information management
Health Care Data Privacy Day

This Sunday is Data Privacy Day. It’s a great opportunity to discuss why data privacy is so important when it comes to Health Information Management. We enlisted the expertise of RaTonya Stephens, RHIA, Program Director...

occupational therapy assistant
Being an Aide Vs. Practitioner

They perform many of the same basic responsibilities. But there are several key characteristics that set apart the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) from the occupational therapist. Same is true for the physical therapist assistant (PTA)...

physical therapist assistant
Meet Aurora PTA Grad Cameron York

Students come to Concorde from backgrounds as diverse as they are numerous. When you chose Concorde, however, your stories converged into a shared journey –a journey to become America’s next generation of health care professionals....

medical assistants
5 Things an MA Does in a Typical Day

Medical Assistants are an important part of a patient-centered medical team consisting of physicians, nurses and other medical personnel. Medical Assistants complete both administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals and other...

physical therapist assistant
Finding Your Niche in PTA

The Physical Therapist Assistant works closely with a supervising physical therapist to provide quality patient/client therapy and care. The physical therapist typically will complete a patient examination and determine a diagnosis of a condition. He/she...

respiratory therapy
Respiratory Health in Winter

Winter is almost here. It’s time to plan to ensure respiratory health and see to it that you won’t need respiratory therapy anytime soon. Winter is the season every year that sees the greatest uptick...

radiologic technology
Radiologic Technology Grad Tatiana Gordon

After graduating from Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss. with a bachelor of science degree in biology, Tatiana Gordon knew she wanted a career in health care. Little did she then know that it would...

polysomnographic technology
Common Sleep Mistakes

It’s a human malady so common, there’s an entire health care field devoted to it. Polysomnographic Technology, which Concorde teaches at four of its campuses, deals with sleep technology, or sleep medicine. Millions of people...

How Smoking Affects Your Health

Today is the annual Great American Smokeout, a day where respiratory therapy stands at the forethought as smokers across the country are encouraged to quit smoking, even if it’s for just one day. We want...

dental hygiene
Aurora Campus Hosts Smiles for Vets

In this week heading into Veteran’s Day, Concorde’s campus in Aurora, Colo. hosted Smiles for Vets. It’s a program that offers free dental hygiene and dental care for veterans of U.S. armed forces. Along with...

nursing
The Need for Nursing Educators

For those Concorde Nursing graduates looking to delve into another area of the field, you might think about teaching. Nursing educator needs are growing. According to recent statistical analysis compiled by the Duquesne University School...

respiratory therapy
Meet RT Program Director Peggy Smalley

Peggy Smalley, BA, RRT-NPS, CPFT, quickly grows excited and enthusiastic as she shows a visitor the wall outside the respiratory therapy lab at Concorde’s Kansas City, Mo. campus. The information board, which was designed and...

medical laboratory technician
The Need for Blood Following Disasters

Last year had more than its share of natural disasters, not to mention disasters of other sorts like mass shootings. Each of those disasters had things in common. A lot of heartbreak, suffering … and,...

vocational nurse
What a Vocational Nurse Can Do

A licensed vocational nurse, by definition, provides basic nursing care and works under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. One might think the vocational nurse just makes and turns down beds, clean patients and...

career college
Why Attend a Career College?

Of course, we here at Concorde believe strongly in the value of accelerated education and training at a career college. It’s what we do. We’ve seen success stories of students completing our programs and gaining...

pharmacy technician
Ways to Dispose of Old Medication

Many of us have medications at home that we no longer need or use. Heck, we might not even remember why we had them in the first place. Some of the medications might have been...

What’s the Difference Between DA & DH?

Both Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists are important team members in a dental office. But, there are differences in education and duties allowable by license between the two fields. We wanted to dig deeper into...

surgical technologist
Meet Memphis ST Graduate Emily Voss

Emily Voss grew up in an extremely close, tight-knit family. So when her parents made the decision to uproot that family and move from their home in Chicago 500 miles south to Memphis, Tenn., Voss...

medical assistants
Questions MAs Ask About Family History

National Family Health History Day is scheduled this year for Nov. 24. Did you know that family health history is an important part of routine medical care? That’s why, whenever you go to the doctor’s...

respiratory therapist
How RTs Treat Pneumonia

We at Concorde know that the role of Respiratory Therapist is one of the most vital on any medical team. There can’t be life without breath, and the Respiratory Therapist aids that process. This especially...

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”


Kontessa Brown
Dental Assisting Graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”


Marcus Streator
Respiratory Therapy graduate