Unitek College Evening Vocational Nursing Program

Fremont, CA – (June 14, 2013) – Busy daytime schedules have prevented many people from pursuing higher education. In its efforts to make higher education more accessible, Unitek College is proud to announce its first-ever Evening Vocational Nursing Courses. Classes will be held at the Unitek College Fremont campus, and start on July 8th 2013. Evening courses offer the flexibility not afforded by traditional school schedules, and Unitek College’s central East Bay location offers Bay Area residents the convenience to reach training goals while managing daytime commitments.

The following high demand healthcare training programs hold evening cohorts:

“We want to provide our community members with the training they need, in a manner convenient to them. Our new Evening Vocational Nursing Courses help students take the next step in their careers as nurses and leaders,” said Navraj Bawa, Executive Vice President and COO of Unitek College, “Students looking to advance their careers while managing their daytime obligations can rest assured that they are making an informed decision by enrolling in our new Evening Vocational Nursing Program.”

Unitek College’s Vocational Nursing training is a fast-paced program that combines both clinical and theory components, as well as hands-on training and externship placement. This fusion of training prepares the Vocational Nursing graduate to take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam, and work as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). As part of the Unitek College multiple entry RN program, the Vocational Nursing program is also the first year of our 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing – ADN program.

About Unitek College:

Unitek College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Unitek College offers three convenient locations in Northern California with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of our campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu/ or call toll-free at 1-888-775-1514.

 

Unitek College’s Sacramento Campus Receives Approval to Accept Veterans Benefits

Sacremento, CA (May 28, 2013) – Veterans receiving military benefits now have the option to pursue postsecondary education and training at Unitek College’s Sacramento campus. The Sacramento campus was approved by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on March 29, 2013. With the approval, eligible students receiving veterans funding under programs such as the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill and Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), can now pursue the following high demand VA Approved healthcare training programs at Unitek College’s Sacramento campus:

Unitek College’s Chief Operating Officer, Navraj Bawa, stated, “Our military personnel do so much by serving our country. To say we’re excited about providing them education and training to better their lives is an understatement.”

Veterans typically seek out educational programs with specific pathways to rewarding careers. That makes institutions such as Unitek College especially appealing. All of their health science programs are career focused in highly demanding fields.

About VA Education Benefits

The two major education benefit programs for veterans are the Post 9/11 GI-Bill and the Montgomery GI-Bill. The Post 9/11 GI-Bill provides financial support for service men and women with a minimum of 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. The Montgomery GI-Bill also provides qualifying veterans with educational and living expenses. Eligibility under the Montgomery GI-Bill depends on a variety of factors such as length of service, active duty, reserve duty and education level.

For further information about the Post 9/11 GI-Bill, the Montgomery GI-Bill or other VA benefits, veterans should speak with a military benefits officer or a financial aid professional.

About Unitek College

Unitek College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Unitek College offers three convenient locations in Northern California with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento, as well as a satellite campus in San Jose. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of our campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu/ or call toll-free at 1-888-735-4355.

Unitek College Reports Stellar Vocational Nursing Program NCLEX Passing Scores

Fremont, CA (March 28, 2013) – Unitek College is pleased to announce its Vocational Nursing Training program reported the highest aggregate NCLEX passing rates among all private for-profit institutions in the Bay Area.*

  1. The 91.21% passing rate of the Fremont campus marks the third consecutive year it has achieved the highest NCLEX passing rate in the Bay Area.
  2. Second only to Fremont, our San Jose campus** had the second highest aggregate NCLEX passing score of any private for-profit school in the Bay Area***, with an aggregate first-time passing rate of 80.65% for 2012.

Unitek College’s Vocational Nursing Training program prepares students to care for patients under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse. The program is an innovative combination of traditional classroom learning and hands-on training – including 1,000 hours spent in simulation labs and real-world healthcare facilities. The program is designed to be completed in just 11 months.

Navraj Bawa, Unitek College’s Chief Operating Officer, stated, “We are extremely pleased our nursing school is training and educating such capable and competent graduates. The high passing rate they have achieved speaks to the hard work and dedication by the faculty, staff and students. Our faculty and staff have established a culture of excellence, and the students have consistently risen to the challenge. Kudos to the Vocational Nursing Program for the momentous achievement.”

About Unitek College

Unitek College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Programs offered include:

  • Vocational Nursing Training
  • Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN
  • 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing
  • Bachelors of Science Nursing – RN to BSN
  • Medical Assisting Training
  • Pharmacy Technician Training

To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of our campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu or call toll-free at 1-888-735-4355.

* Source: Based on numbers reported by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians www.bvnpt.ca.gov. The numbers are distributed to vocational institutions each quarter. Access to the report can be found here: https://www.unitekcollege.edu/nclex-scores-2012.pdf.
** Santa Clara Satellite Campus has moved to San Jose; pass percentage represents Santa Clara 2012.
*** Bay Area is a reference to the major cities and metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

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Unitek College Honored with a Spot in the 2013 Top Military Friendly Schools List

Fremont, CA (September 28, 2012) – Victory Media, the leading media organization for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Unitek College to the coveted 4th annual Military Friendly School® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Unitek College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Unitek College offers several VA approved training pathways leading to in-demand careers. Some of Unitek College’s VA approved health care training programs include Vocational Nursing (VN), Registered Nursing (RN) and Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).

“Unitek College is 100% committed to assisting our dedicated service men and women in making a successful transition into civilian life. Our main priority is to help them obtain the necessary education and training that can be parlayed into a lasting and rewarding career. Serving our veterans is a privilege we don’t take lightly. It is the least we can do given the level of commitment each and every military service person has shown in protecting our freedom and liberty,” said Nav Bawa, COO and Executive Vice President, Unitek College.

The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and institutional assessments including a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools. Ernst & Young LLP independently tested the survey results for the 2013 list based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. The criteria was developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country specializing in the assessment of institutional effectiveness regarding the veteran population.

Among the institutional attributes leading to Unitek College’s inclusion on the list were its relevant programs, student services, financial aid resources, and graduation and retention rates. In addition to its VA approved health care programs, Unitek College also offers certificate programs in Accounting. These programs are not yet eligible for VA funding, although veterans may pursue these degree pathways utilizing federal financial aid should they qualify.

About Unitek College

Unitek College’s Fremont Campus as well as Unitek College’s Sacramento Campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a leading independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Military Veterans can use VA Benefits for Healthcare Training at Unitek College

May 4, 2012 (Fremont, CA) – Military personnel looking to use their VA education benefits by enrolling in college now have another excellent option – Unitek College. The majority of healthcare training programs offered by Unitek College are VA approved. The school provides Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) accredited training in fast-growing careers such as medical assistant, pharmacy technician, licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse and Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Unitek College Administrators are excited to help veterans meet their educational and career goals once they complete military service. Most military veterans are looking to enter a rewarding career as quickly as possible, which is why Unitek College’s healthcare training programs are ideal. For example, the school’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN Program) is designed to be completed in just 11 months. Students also receive employment assistance aiding them in their search for their dream job.

Unitek College’s healthcare programs are perfect for veterans looking to receive hands-on training. The institution’s programs feature:

  • NCLEX Passing Assistance (for nursing majors)
  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Employment Assistance
  • Hands-On Experience
  • Financial Aid (for those that qualify)
  • Experienced Instructors

About VA Education Benefits

There are currently two veteran education benefits programs: the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Montgomery GI Bill. Both programs are designed to assist veterans in achieving postsecondary training through financial assistance.

The Post 9/11 Bill provides tuition coverage up to $17,550 per academic year. In addition, the student receives funding for books, supplies, and housing. The plan separates its payouts to students according to the type of educational expense.

Under the Montgomery GI Bill, qualifying veterans receive benefits dependent on a variety of factors (length of service, education level, etc.) and vary for Active Duty or Selected Reserve.

For further information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill or the Montgomery GI Bill, veterans should speak with a military benefits officer or a financial aid professional.

About Unitek College

Unitek College, located in Fremont, California, is a fast-growing leader in providing career training for the pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare fields. The vocational school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Programs offered include medical assisting training, pharmacy technician training, vocational nursing training, registered nursing training, and Bachelor’s degree in nursing. To learn more about VA Education benefits with Unitek College, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu/financial-aid/veteran-benefits.

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Oikos Faculty and Students get a Fresh start at Unitek College Fremont Campus After Tragedy

April 23, 2012 (Fremont, CA) – After the tragic shooting that killed six students and a receptionist at Oikos University in Oakland, the school 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.

About Unitek College

Unitek College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Unitek College offers three convenient locations in Northern California with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, 2 Stage Associate Degree Nursing – ADN, Bachelors of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of the Unitek College campuses, visit https://www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-775-1514.

News on the Oikos Shooting Tragedy

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Classes-Resume-at-Oikos-148535105.html
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/oikos-university-set-reopen-monday/nMfnd/

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