Surgical Technology Program Receives National Recognition

New England Tech’s Associate in Science degree program in Surgical Technology has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving at least a 90% graduate pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate by examination the understanding of the basic competencies for safe patient care in the operating room. The CST is widely recognized nationally as the foremost credential for surgical technologists. This certification is required for employment by many local, state and national health care organizations. Congratulations to the graduates and faculty of NEIT’s Surgical Technology program for this achievement.

Respiratory Care

5-Respiratory Care

From Left: (Back row) Jose Vieira, Andre Petrarca, Verlisa Smith, Shaquilah Dooley-Respiratory Care Club President, Melanie Deady, and Jason Holder. (Front row) Kaitlyn Poitras, Stephanie Velho, Tatiane Espada, Laysa Neto, Monica Carvalho, Rodney Ferreira, and Cheryl Ebbinghaus. (Not pictured): Nonja Borgella, Tamala Facas, and Danielle White.

Seventeen students from the 5th cohort of the Associate in Science degree program in Respiratory Care were the first graduates to participate in a traditional pinning ceremony.  Working together the class created a ceremony that was very memorable. The pinning ceremony is a symbolic event serving as a transitional step when graduates begin their professional careers.  The keynote speaker was Steven Trabucco, Manager of Respiratory Care at Landmark Hospital and a strong supporter of NEIT’s Respiratory Care program since its inception. Best of luck to the graduates.

Career Exploration Series

This is an awesome new series to help potential students get a taste of what these careers in these fields would be like.  All Career Exploration Days are FREE of charge.  To RSVP or learn more, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call Admissions at 401.467.7744 ext. 3357.

New England Tech Career Exploration Days

 

 

AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015 – AARC

Respiratory Care Week 2015 was a great time to recognize the accomplishments of Respiratory Therapist’s, and AARC members all across the nation did just that the last week in October.

Source: AARC Members Celebrated Big During RC Week 2015 – AARC

Congratulations Karen Morgenstein!

Karen MorgensteinAnyone who has worked with Karen Morgenstein, lab assistant in the Occupational Therapy (OT) department, knows of her passion for the OT field.  As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for 37 years, Karen always speaks very highly of her profession and her experiences.  Karen is an amazing role model for New England Tech students.  She demonstrates the importance of her role as a COTA, recently being elected as President of the Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association (RIOTA).  NEIT students hope to be an avid and dynamic leader and practitioner as Karen Morgenstein.  Congratulations to Karen for being selected President of the RIOTA for a second term.

Career Services hosting Health Sciences Fair

The Career Services Office will be hosting the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015. The fair will be held on the 3rd floor in Tech Way from 9:30 am to 12 pm.

This is a great opportunity to network with potential employers! Students from all quarters and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend:

Clinical Medical Assistant, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology

Attending Companies:

AAPRI Clinical Research

Adelbrook Behavioral & Developmental Services

BAYADA Home Health Care

Care New England – Memorial Hospital of RI

CBS Therapy

CharterCare Health Partners

Cherry Hill Manor

Coastal Medical

Community Care Alliance

Elite Physical Therapy

Groden Network

Hallworth House Rehabilitation

Home Instead Home Care

Lifespan

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Seven Hills Rhode Island

Southcoast Health

Therapy Resources Management

University Medicine

Women & Infants Hospital

Report: Good Jobs Are Back | CEW Georgetown

This is great news for people concerned about the affordability of a college education. This report shows that a college education does matter when it comes to landing a “good” job that is likely to include health benefits and retirement plans.

College Graduates Are First in Line analyzes the production of jobs since 2010 and defines the components of a good job.

The growth of U.S. jobs and wages during the recovery is analyzed in Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line. The findings show that since 2010, the economy has produced 6.6 million employment opportunities. Out of these career opportunities, 2.9 million are considered good jobs. The key finding revealed that 2.8 million good jobs went to college graduates. Some of the largest growing professions seek high-skilled workers and offer large benefits packages. Most good jobs are full time and twice as likely to provide health insurance and retirement plans. The competitive wages and good benefits of these good jobs offer created a healthy job market during the recovery.

Key Findings

Benefits
Eighty-six percent of workers in good jobs are full-time; 68 percent of good jobs provide health insurance; and 61 percent of good jobs include an employer-sponsored retirement plan

Occupation
Managers, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and healthcare professionals account for the majority of growth in the good jobs tier.

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Source: Good Jobs Are Back | CEW Georgetown

NEIT Offers Paramedic Technology Program

Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Non-Licensed Individuals May Enroll

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college will offer a new Associate in Science Degree program in Paramedic Technology beginning October, 2015. This new program prepares individuals for careers as pre-hospital care providers for individuals needing medical attention. Students with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license, as well as those individuals who need to obtain an EMT license, may apply.

Paramedics work in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine in rescue vehicles and emergency rooms as well as in doctors’ offices and other health care facilities. Paramedics focus on quality healthcare by providing for the needs of their patients while advocating and educating patients, families and communities to take proactive measures to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

The Paramedic Technology program has been designed to offer non-licensed students the opportunity to earn an EMT license in a separate preliminary quarter. These students must then successfully complete the EMT licensure exam by the third quarter in order to continue with the Paramedic Technology program. Throughout the curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning. Graduates of the Paramedic Technology program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam (NREMT exam).

Sherman stated, “New England Tech’s Paramedic Technology program provides enhanced training to licensed EMT’s. These individuals may now earn an Associate in Science degree in Paramedic Technology affording them the opportunity to later pursue an advanced degree in Health/EMS Management or other health sciences.”

For more information on the Paramedic Technology program, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. Visit www.neit.edu for a complete program outline.

NEIT’s online degree program ranked #1 in Rhode Island by US News

New England Tech is thrilled that US News has ranked our online program so high, not only in the United States but to be #1 here in Rhode Island is very exciting.  Especially knowing that we have more online degree programs which are being prepared to be introduced.  Be sure to stay tuned for more info about new online programs in the coming months.

From The Providence Business News:

The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, New England Institute of Technology and Johnson & Wales University all have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for their online bachelor’s degree programs.

The annual list, which ranks the best online bachelor’s degree programs in the country, rates colleges and universities on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates and academic and career support services offered to students.

“Online programs break down the barriers of time and distance for students,” UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman said in a statement. “For students who are working full-time jobs or have family and other responsibilities that prevent them from attending classes at a specific time or place, quality online programs are critical to them as they achieve their aspirations.”

According to U.S. News, new students admitted to nearly all ranked programs are predominantly adults aged 25 and older who have some credit already applied toward their degrees.

New England Institute of Technology ranked No. 140 on the list, but No. 1 in Rhode Island.

New England Institute of Technology, a private institution, has been offering online bachelor’s degree programs since 2012-2013. NEIT’s online program gives registered nurses with an associate in science degree the opportunity to obtain their bachelor of science degree. 

For more information about New England Tech’s Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, including our online degree programs in RN to BSN, Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree, Construction Management Master’s Degree, call Admissions at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

New Health Sciences Tutors at NEIT

In addition to the walk-in Math/Science tutoring services available in New England Tech’s Academic Skills Center (ASC), several additional tutors now stand ready to assist students in the Nursing, Respiratory Care and Science/Occupational Therapy programs. These services are offered by appointment and/or walk-in with the following experienced tutors.

Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon

Jessica McMahon, Nursing. Jessica graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a full-time Registered Nurse on the Oncology Unit at Roger Williams Medical Center. Jessica received the “Best of Tech” award for the Nursing Program in 2014, is a member of the Alpha Theta Kappa Honor Society, and will receive her Bachelor’s degree in July, 2015.

Mary Bohannon

Mary Bohannon

Mary Bohannon, Nursing. Mary graduated from NEIT’s Nursing Program in 2014 and is currently a Registered Nurse at Riverview Healthcare. Mary is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Keene College in 2009. 

Peter Butler

Peter Butler

Peter Butler, Science/Occupational Therapy. Peter graduated from NEIT’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2013 and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, where he is a member in good standing of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Peter will graduate from the MSOT program at NEIT in May, 2016.

Tyler Teixeira

Tyler Teixeira

Tyler Teixeira, Respiratory Care. Tyler graduated from NEIT’s Respiratory Care Program in September, 2014, and is currently working as a registered Respiratory Therapist at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Tyler received the “Best of Tech” award for the Respiratory Care Program, and graduated “With Honors” at the NEIT commencement ceremony in May.

For additional information regarding the valuable services available through the ASC, please call the ASC Front Desk at ext. 3416 or contact Jennifer Gaffney, adjunct faculty member in the Math/Science Department and Assistant Coordinator of the ASC Math/Science Labs, at jgaffney@neit.edu.