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Unitek College Welcomes Oikos Faculty and Students to Fremont

Following the tragic shooting that killed six students and a receptionist at Oikos University in Oakland, the Nursing Training school, Oikos University, is struggling to get its nursing students to resume classes.  The nursing students of the small Christian university are scheduled to resume classes shortly but are understandably still shaken from the shocking event. Many are still traumatized by the events of April 2nd and are fearful of returning to the site where they saw their classmates and friends brutally gunned down in cold blood. To help with the transition of returning to classes, Unitek College has extended an invitation to Oikos University faculty and students to use facilities in its campus in Fremont.

The classes will be conducted by Oikos University faculty. Unitek College’s executive leadership have extended this help to Oikos in an effort to help the faculty and students move forward with their program, and to try and put the tragic shooting behind them. Nav Bawa, COO, Unitek College said “The students and faculty at Oikos University are devastated by this tragedy. We want to do everything we can to help them feel safe, and continue on with their education and careers.”

This is not the first time Unitek College has reached out to students of other institutions. Just this past February, Unitek College administrators assisted students who were victimized by the sudden shutdown of the Institute of Medical Education. Unitek College had reached out to IME’s students and provided guidance and training options to students who had lost all other training options.

The Oikos tragedy shooter and former student, One L. Goh has been formally charged with seven counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder since the deadly shooting spree that took place on April 2nd. He has yet to enter a formal plea. Oikos’ future is still up in the air, but thanks to partners such as Unitek College, the students can move forward and focus on their future.

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Unitek College reports great NCLEX passing scores for 2011

Unitek College is delighted to announce that all three of our campuses reported outstanding NCLEX test passing performance for 2011, for our largest program, the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN). The NCLEX test is the ultimate quality and performance benchmark for a nursing school, and our campuses broke several records.

1. For the second year running, the LVN Fremont campus had the *highest aggregate NCLEX test passing score of any private for-profit school in the bay area, with a passing rate of 92% for 2011. The Fremont campus has won this honor two successive years (2010 and 2011), and it capped a great year with a perfect 100% NCLEX aggregate score in the last quarter of 2011.

2. Our Santa Clara campus had the *highest aggregate NCLEX test passing score of any private for-profit school in the *south bay, with an aggregate first-time passing rate of 75% for 2011, topped off with a delightful 90% pass rate in the final quarter of 2011. Even in 2010, the Santa Clara campus was second only to Fremont, amongst private schools in the bay area.

3. Our Sacramento campus, which hosts the largest LVN program of any school in its metro, reported that it had closed out 2011 with a delightful 88% NCLEX passing ratio for 2011, up from 74% in 2010. The passing ratio for the last quarter of 2011 was a perfect 100% !!

Navraj Bawa, COO, Unitek College commented, “We are thrilled to see that our nursing school is achieving such stratospheric heights. Under the visionary leadership of our Chief Academic Officer, Margarita Valdes, the nursing program has grown to be the largest in both the Bay Area and Sacramento. The growth can be fully attributed to the incredibly high standards of excellence set by our faculty and administrative staff. Kudos to all on this momentous achievement.”

So, here is a big thank you to our hard working student body and our accomplished faculty. THANK YOU. This fantastic achievement is a testament to your diligence and skill.

*Source: The numbers reported above are published by the Bureau of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) and sent to vocational schools each quarter. Please access the report from this link NCLEX Pass Rate.

*South Bay is a reference to the area, which includes counties of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.

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All of us at Unitek College dedicate this beautiful Valentines Day to our students in our Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Medical Assistanting, ADN and Pharmacy Technician training programs. What a marvelous day to make all our students feel extra special with our NEW Suggestion Box 🙂

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