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Medical Careers Institute – Newport News – Virginia

Medical Careers Institute

School Information

Medical Careers Institute

1001 Omni Boulevard – Newport News, VA 23606

For-Profit School

Start Your Health Care Career in Newport News, Virginia

Newport News is located on the east coast of Virginia, and its residents enjoy scenic views of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. Newport News is also home to Medical Careers Institute, a leader in health care education and training.

Attending health care school is a great step forward in your career, and you’ve probably got some questions. Is there scholarship money available? How long will it take? Where do I start? Let us help you fill in the blanks to any questions you might have.

Below is just some basic information about Medical Careers Institute’s health care program, but if you really want to learn more, fill out the short questionnaire and a representative from the school will contact you answer any additional questions about how to apply, costs, financial aid, entrance requirements, and scholarship availability.

Making the decision to earn your degree in healthcare and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University’s College of Health Science

Health Care Student - Newport News, VA

or College of Nursing and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

What sets ECPI University apart?

Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum in healthcare programs emphasizes hands-on, interactive learning with clinical rotations, allowing students to develop a wide array of experiences in healthcare settings.

With several concentrations of study in Health Sciences and Advanced Clinical, ECPI University offers degrees in the following career areas: (fields vary by location)

Healthcare Administration

Available as Bachelor’s (availability varies by campus)

The healthcare industry, like any successful business, needs quality managers to maintain the efficiency of the organization.  The Healthcare Administration field can prepare you to work in leadership and management positions in hospitals, doctors’ offices, community healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities, and outpatient care centers. Combining caring with leadership and business management – Healthcare Administration may be the field for you!

Medical Assisting

Available as Associate (availability varies by campus)

The Medical Assisting program can prepare you with the knowledge, technical skills, computer proficiency, and work habits necessary for entry-level employment in various healthcare positions. You can gain proficiency in both administrative and clinical skills through interactive and hands-on learning including externships. If you like helping people, a career in Medical Assisting may be right for you.

Dental Assisting

Available as Associate (availability varies by campus)

The responsibilities of a dental assistant can involve both clinical and administrative duties. Dental assistants who are directly involved in patient care are often called chairside assistants. The skill of working chairside with a dentist is called four-handed dentistry. Other duties of a dental assistant may include performing lab work, sterilizing and disinfecting rooms and instruments, answering phones, filing charts, scheduling patients, charting, taking and processing X-rays, ordering supplies, and maintaining dental equipment.

Diagnostic Medial Sonography

Available as Associate (availability varies by campus)

A diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services using medical ultrasound. Working under the supervision of a physician, the sonographer helps gather sonographic data to monitor or diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Diagnostic medical sonographers may be employed in hospitals, clinics, private offices, and other health facilities.

Physical Therapist Assisting

Available as Associate (availability varies by campus)

A Physical Therapist Assistant plays an important role on the patient care team. While working under the supervision of a Physical Therapist, an Assistant will help individuals who are ill, injured, or have a health condition that limits their ability to perform daily activities.  A Physical Therapist Assistant will work with patients to increase mobility, strength, and coordination while helping to decrease pain, increase motion, and improve function.

Registered Nursing Program

The program is designed to give students the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the health care workforce in entry-level support positions.

It is also designed to give the student both theoretical and practical experience in health care provision, with the latter providing a valuable hands-on approach that will set them apart in the health care industry as quality trained individuals.

This fifteen-month accelerated course leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in health science with a major in registered nursing.  The graduate may then write the RN-NCLEX.

Upon successful completion of this exam, the graduate may practice as a registered nurse in Virginia in such facilities as hospitals, long-term care and rehabilitation, public health, outpatient facilities, HMO’s, mental health providers and schools.

As with many Registered Nursing programs, student course work will focus on anatomy and physiology, nursing theory, pharmacology, leadership, and public health.

About the RN to BSN Program

Designed for Registered Nurses who hold an Associate’s degree or diploma in nursing (in addition to a current Virginia license to practice), the RN to BSN program can be completed in as little as one year. Combining on-campus and online training, this curriculum is designed to work around the busy working schedule of existing RN’s.

In addition to learning how to lead and manage, coursework includes problem solving and critical thinking skills, the incorporation of trends and issues into practice, promoting safe and healthy environments, and the application of ethical and legal concepts to current practices.

Upon graduations, students of the RN to BSN program at Medical Careers Institute will be well prepared to seek leadership and management positions in a variety of health care environments.

About the Practical Nursing Program

This program offers a theoretical background with a heavy emphasis on practical training in the provision of health care support.  The student will learn to work with clients and health care team members while using critical thought in the performance of requisite duties ensuring the safety of the patient and quality of care provided by the physician and the facility.

This program results in a diploma for successful graduates who then may write the NCLEX for certification. Student course work for this degree will focus on general nursing care, pharmacology, and basic human anatomy.

Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Advisor and find out more about:

  • Campus locations in VA, NC, SC, and online
  • Campus tours, simulation lab equipment, and faculty introductions
  • Program overviews and application process
  • Tutoring, clubs, campus community, and other support systems to help you from day one until graduation
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Tuition and financial aid questions (for those who qualify)
  • Flexible class schedule options
  • Career services department and resources available for job search strategies

Reduce your college tuition! More than $5 Million Awarded in 2013

It’s easier than you may think to find out if you qualify for one of ECPI University’s scholarships.  Contact us today for more detail on how to apply and lower your tuition!

  • Graduation Scholarship Fund
  • Fixed Tuition Pledge
  • Career Advancement Scholarship
  • High School Scholarships
  • Veterans – Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Business Partnership Programs


ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs.

The Roanoke location is pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Going to School in Newport News, VA

First settled in 1621, Newport News is Virginia’s fifth largest city with a population of approximately 180,000. The city was just a small fishing village surrounded by farmland until the arrival of the railroad and the formation of the shipyard in the latter half of the 19th century.

Today, the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and railroad giant CSX Transportation are still major industries in Newport News. Many U.S. defense industry suppliers are based in Newport News and these, along with the surrounding military bases are major employers in the region.

Not only is Newport News steeped in culture and history; it has many notable features such as Fort Eustis and is the birthplace of Ella Fitzgerald, Michael and Marcus Vick.

Additionally, the city of Newport News is also the place that the famous actress Pearl Bailey was raised. With all of it architecture, art and museums, Newport News provides the perfect background for the student with a penchant for Virginia’s famous East Coast beauty.

Apply Today – It could be the best decision you ever make!

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