Category Archives: Medical Education

Is nursing the right career for you?

Nursing is a career filled with endless personal and professional rewards. If you choose nursing, you are choosing to spend your life helping others, using skills that blend scientific knowledge with compassion and caring. There are few professions that offer such a rewarding combination of high tech and high touch.

But how do you know if this profession really is for you? Are you really fit to become a nurse?

You have a great amount of patience

Being a nurse, your patience gets to be tested numerous times. You get to encounter uncooperative patients, overly-demanding folks, grumpy doctors and many others. In order to stay in this profession, you need to be patient, and when I say patient, I mean really reallyreally patient plus understanding. Learn to know where they are coming from, what led them to act that way and try to understand it. Be patient enough to see perform your numerous tasks, patient enough to not give up on your patient, on the profession you’ve worked so hard for.

You are determined

Nursing isn’t for the weak. The road to becoming a nurse isn’t at all easy. There are tons of encounters that would leave a weak-willed person to run for the hills. You need to be able to be brave enough to face the challenges in this profession and be determined enough to succeed.

You are accepting and caring

Nurses “care”. You, as a nurse must be accepting and not discriminating. You must learn to respect the rights of others, despite their age, gender, social status, sexual orientations and beliefs. Nurses must demonstrate equal and unbiased compassion for all.

You are responsible

Unlike other professions that deal with paperwork, you as a nurse are dealing with real lives. One little mistake and you might put your patient’s life at risk. You must be responsible enough to know that every action of yours can effect to something, may it be big or small. Being an LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse), you must assume legal and ethical accountability for your actions. Also, you must respect confidentiality, use good judgment, and be loyal to patients and to the profession.

You are open to change

You must be open to whatever comes your way. As a nurse, you must be flexible and know how to act appropriately in a specific situation. You must adapt to the situation as not everything happens as exactly as what has been expected. For example, you must know how to modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses and conditions.

You work well with others

As the saying goes, “no man is an island”. You are not alone in this profession. In order to provide quality and effective care, you must learn how to collaborate with others, may it be your co-nurses, the doctors, radiologists and other members of the healthcare team. Each of you has their own functions, their own duties, and together you complement one another.

You are eager to learn

Learning does not just end upon receiving your college diploma. As what many say, learning is a lifelong process, and in nursing you get to experience that. There will always be something you don’t know about, something to read, tons to learn. In order to cope with the growing and evolving demands in healthcare one must be motivated enough to participate in continuing education programs, research groups, seminars and the like. If you hunger for knowledge, then this might seem like heaven to you, but if you are hesitant to explore new things, then this might not be the profession for you.

New Dental Assistant Program at Gurnick’s Medical School

A Dental Assistant works in a dental office or other dental facility and is considered an indispensable partner on the team. A Dental Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Dental Assistant students will be taught the principles of front and back office dental assisting. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology that deal with the oral cavity.

Students will practice and become adept at a variety of clinical skills including patient education, chair side assistance, x-ray and coronal polishing. The program includes didactic and laboratory hands-on training as well as a clinical externship component where each student will be placed in a dental office or facility.

  • Institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools
  • Approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Dental Assistant Program Highlights:

  • 32 week intensive program
  • Library and classrooms equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids, textbooks, and simulators
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Employment Assistance

Our Dental Assistant Program provides didactic and laboratory training as well as an externship that correlates with the theoretical knowledge. The curriculum provides students with technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the dental field. Upon completion of the program, a certificate is awarded.

Our Externship occurs at the end of the program. Externships will provide opportunity for students to assist facility staff with daily duties in the front and back office under staff supervision. This marks the point of transition from being a student to becoming a dental assistant. The externship serves as a practicum without pay to help students apply learned classroom skills. Externship is provided for all of our students.

Dental Assistant Program is offered at San Mateo Campus.

Contact our admissions department to find out if you qualify for this program: www.gurnick.edu/admissions-department

Studies reveal: Early Drugs Prevents AIDs from spreading

Medical Research: A drug in early testing stage halts AIDs!

Studies performed and detailed on Monday, July 20th 2015, confirms that the earlier treatments for the AIDs virus not only keeps the person healthy, but it prevents them from infecting others.

The results now have experts showing a little more optimism towards stopping the pandemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV has killed nearly 40 million people and has infected close to 37 million more. Once this drug is out of testing stage, the spread of the virus could be over – but a lot of work has yet to be done before we get to that point!

Phlebotomy Technician Program at Gurnick Academy

Our Phlebotomy Technician (PHL) Program is designed for individuals who plan to work for a clinical laboratory, public health department, clinic or hospital. It is also for allied health professionals who want to acquire phlebotomy skills. Our students will receive the necessary skills to transition from education to employment.

  • Institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools
  • Programmatically Approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services
  • Approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Phlebotomy Technician Program Highlights:

  • 80 hour intensive program including internship
  • Our patient-care lab is equipped with hospital beds, anatomical models, hi-fidelity interactive simulation mannequins and other patient-care equipment
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Private Loans Assistance
  • Employment Assistance

Our Phlebotomy Technician Program provides didactic and laboratory training as well as a clinical internship component that correlates with the theoretical knowledge. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam (CPT 1). Once students pass this exam and obtain their state license, they will be able to work as Phlebotomy Technicians.

Our Program Curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. Subjects covered include Anatomy, Medical Terminology pertaining to the circulatory system; and specimen collection, risk factors, complications, and quality assurance in specimen collection. Practical instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture with procedures verified through a skills check-off system.

Our Campuses conduct courses in classrooms equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids, anatomical charts and models.

Our Clinical Education (Internship) is an integral part of the Phlebotomy Technician Program that facilitates the development of student competence with clinical skills. Internship will be provided for all of our students.

Our Phlebotomy Technician Program is offered at All Campuses.

Contact our admissions department to find out if you qualify for this program: www.gurnick.edu/admissions-department

Medical Assistant Program at Gurnick’s Medical School

A Medical Assistant works in a physician or other health practitioner’s office, and is considered an indispensable force. A Medical Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks, and is a career with growth potential. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts students will be taught the principles of front and back office medical assisting, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, phlebotomy, and first aid.

  • Institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools
  • Approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Medical Assistant Program Highlights:

  • 8 month intensive program including national CMA exam preparation and testing
  • Patient care lab equipped with examination tables, phlebotomy, spirometery, EKG, autoclave, and other patient care equipment
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Private Loan Assistance
  • Employment Assistance

Our Medical Assistant Program provides didactic and laboratory training as well as an externship that correlates with the theoretical knowledge. The national CMA exam is taken during the program upon successful completion of didactic coursework. Students who pass this exam and meet graduation requirements will be eligible to work as Certified Medical Assistants in hospitals or medical clinics.

Our Program Curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. Subjects covered include Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Administrative Medical Assisting, and Clinical Medical Assisting.

Our Campuses conduct courses in classrooms equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids, anatomical charts and models.

Our Externship occurs at the end of the program. Students will receive experience in an outpatient healthcare setting. Externship is provided for all of our students.

Our Medical Assistant Program is offered at All Campuses.

Contact our admissions department to find out if you qualify for this program: www.gurnick.edu/admissions-department