Overcoming Fears of Blood & Needles

Today, Halloween, is the spookiest, creepiest day of the year. It’s a day also often marked by blood and fear. It’s in that spirit that we effectively combine those latter two things and discuss how...

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What is Virtual Health Care?

The world of health care is ever-changing. Health care providers are provided more ways to stay on the cutting edge of practicing medicine as technology advances. The digital age is upon us.  With it come...

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Celebrating the Legacy of Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale, the philosophical founder of modern nursing, was born on this day, 197 years ago. It’s a name and legacy that Concorde students, be it the associate’s degree RN program or diploma programs for...

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Meet Two-Time Concorde Grad Amber Wyse

We at Concorde always are excited to spotlight one of our successful alumni. So, we’re doubly thrilled to profile Amber Wyse, who graduated not once, but twice, from Concorde’s campus in Memphis, Tenn. Wyse, who...

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5 Good Traits of an LVN/LPN

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), is a lot of things to a lot of people. The ideal LVN is a natural at building relationships. They are empathetic, trusting, flexible, good...

Surviving the Nursing Shift Change

Nursing can be a challenging career under the best of circumstances. You’re working long hours, oftentimes providing acute care to patients with challenging conditions. Making the work even more taxing is that most nurses who...

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Meet Jacksonville DON Lenora Bodway

Because it’s the middle of winter and most in the U.S. are freezing and staring out at gray landscape, we decided to take this month’s edition of Meet Your Program Director to the Sunshine State....

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How MA Prepares You for Nursing

Medical Assistant is one of the most popular programs we have at Concorde. And, it certainly can be a rewarding career in and of itself. However, being a Medical Assistant can also be just the...

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Professional Development for Nurses

Carol Carotenuti, RN, MSN/Ed, VN, Director of Nursing at Concorde’s campus in San Bernardino, Calif., recently attended a big nurses’ symposium in nearby Santa Barbara, and there was one overriding theme to the event. Health...

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3 Top Reasons to Go Into Nursing

You hear it all the time. Especially around here. Nursing is one of the greatest occupations you, or anyone, can choose. It’s a profession that’s always in high demand, and that demand only promises to...

Nursing Taken Beyond the Hospital

When one thinks of Nursing, the first notion of a work environment typically floats toward a hospital setting. That’s hardly the only place a nurse, be it an RN, BSN or licensed practical or vocational...

How to Prepare Best for the NCLEX

One of the most pressing issues facing most of Concorde’s Nursing students is, how will they do on the National Council Licensure Examination, better known as the NCLEX? How well will they be prepared? We...

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The Differences Between MA and LPN

The Practical Nurse and Medical Assistant both are vital components of any medical team. They both can work in a variety of settings, from physicians’ offices to older adult care facilities. They also perform a...

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Things You Don’t Know About Nurses

Nursing is one of the most popular and, today, one of the most sought-after careers. That’s why Nursing is among our most popular programs at Concorde. Everyone thinks they want to be a nurse. They...

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What Nursing Pinning and Capping Ceremonies Mean

When delving into the meaning of Nursing school capping and pinning ceremonies, it might be a good idea to first explain what they’re not. Capping and pinning ceremonies are not graduations. They do not recognize...

Discovering the CRISPR Gene

Students in Concorde’s Nursing, Practical/Vocational Nursing and Respiratory Therapy programs currently in a microbiology class have improved their health care awareness and learned of the CRISPR gene. If you haven’t, it’s only arguably the single-greatest...

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Concorde Training Leads to Saving a Life

James Harkins is a vocational nurse raised with a giving spirit. The son of parents who both work in law enforcement, he was brought up believing strongly in the value of public service. Little did...

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Why Moms Make Great Nurses

Going back to college can be a scary prospect for anyone, but especially a stay-at-home mom. You’re probably thinking, I stay at home all day cooking meals, tending to laundry … making sure my precious...

Nursing During a Hurricane

A career in Nursing can be hectic and stressful, even in the best of times. But for nurses in the areas of four Concorde campuses, especially this time of year, the work can be even...

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Differences between LVNs & PCTs

Many, if not most, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) might be surprised to learn they actually were Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) before they became LVNs, they just didn’t realize it because it was called something else....

“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”


Lucy Vang
Medical Assistant Graduate

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”


Jamie Troccoli
Medical Assistant graduate