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Medical Careers Institute – Virginia Beach, VA

Medical Careers Institute

School Information

Medical Careers Institute

5555 Greenwich Road – Virginia Beach, VA 23462

For-Profit School

Start Your Health Care Career in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Listed in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest pleasure beach in the United States, Virginia Beach, VA is a great place to live. Virginia Beach is also home to Medical Careers Institute, a leader in health care education and training.

If you have been thinking about attending health care school, you are most likely asking yourself questions like how much is it going to cost, how long will it take to graduate, how & where do I apply and is financial aid available?

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 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 Health Care Student - Virginia Beach, Virginiasettings.

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.

Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing program prepares students to function as members of the healthcare team under the supervision of RN’s or physicians.  You learn to deliver care to clients and families using the nursing process.

In addition to the theory and practice of nursing across the life span, you learn about ethical decision making, critical thinking, legal aspects of healthcare, personal accountability and professionalism.

After graduation, you can take the NCLEX-PN exam and apply for licensure as an LPN.  You’ll be ready to function competently in entry-level positions in hospitals, long term care facilities and other health care settings.

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.

Registered Nursing Program

You can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Health Care with a major in Registered Nursing at MCI in as little as 15 months.  This program equips you to provide direct patient care and to direct and coordinate care by other members of the health care team.

You learn how to care for people across the life span through the spectrum of health care from preventative care through health maintenance, promotion and restoration.  You gain a solid theoretical foundation for nursing care and learn how to apply that theory in your clinical practice. Upon graduation, you can take the NCLEX-RN exam and apply for licensure as an RN.  RN’s are employed in all healthcare settings and clinical areas.

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 Virginia Beach, VA

The 41st-largest city in the United States, Virginia Beach, VA is home to over 435,000 residents. Part of an area known as “America’s First Region”, Virginia Beach is home to several historic colonial homes, and represents an interesting bridge between the past and the future.

You’ll find plenty to do in Virginia Beach—visiting the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, going to concerts at the Amphitheater, or visiting the many historic sites.

You can explore Virginia Beach’s neighborhoods and the nearby cities, including Washington DC. At home, you’ll enjoy the many beautiful parks and the beach; Virginia Beach is the longest pleasure beach in the world.

Located nearby, the Portsmouth Naval Hospital and V.A. Hospital in Hampton, VA has meant a strong health care presence in Virginia Beach for several years. In addition, the Virginia Beach area is served by the Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and Sentara Bayside Hospital, meaning there are a number of health care related opportunities in the area.

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

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