Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice
3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church, VA 22041

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated hospice team as we expand our program to serve the Northern Virginia community at home.

Our next volunteer training:

9am – 3pm, Saturday June 11, 2016

If you are interested, please contact:

Morgan Finklea, Hospice Administrative Assistant
703 578 7108

Job Announcement- Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant


Independence Rehab is committed to a philosophy of a business partnership with each facility that it serves. We focus on providing proactive therapy to increase quality patient outcomes, build short-term rehab programs, and assist each facility in being financially stable. With an annual employee turnover rate of only 4%, Independence has proven that it understands how to create solid working environments for its 400+ employees. We have contracts in over 10 states and over 37 buildings. We are constantly searching for growth opportunities as well. There has never been a better time to be involved with a company such as ours.


Independence is pleased to offer a full-time Occupational Therapy Assistant position at Issaquah Nursing and Rehab in Issaquah Washington. This is a beautiful building that has received the highest rating by Medicare. You would work a solid 40-hour week. You would work Monday-Friday with no weekends required. The hours that you would work would be very flexible, but day hours are expected.


• Occupational Therapy Assistant License in the state of Washington(or be eligible for one)
• A solid work ethic
• A love for the senior population
• A dedication to providing the absolute highest level of care possible


• Comprehensive Benefits including medical, dental, vision, and   401K
• Room for progression within the company (we promote from within)
• The owners of the company are therapists that have been in your position
• Competitive Salary

Contact Info: 
Chris Hamilton:  chamilton@indrehab.com

Job Fair-Tuesday, April 26th Loudoun Campus

For Students, Alumni, and Community Members:

Tuesday, April 26

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Loudoun Campus, Higher Education Center (HEC)


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Job seekers are welcome to come meet with more than 70 local employers hiring for full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship positions. Employment opportunities in childcare, education, local government, IT/computer science, mental health, fitness, healthcare, personal care, hospitality, retail, public safety, sales, and skilled labor will be showcased. Among the featured employers: CarMax, Defense Technology, Fastenal, General Dynamics, Harris Teeter, Home Depot, JK Moving, Loudoun County Government, Top Golf, U.S. Department of State, Virginia State Police, Wegman’s and many, many more!


Dress to impress and bring your resume!


Sponsored by the NVCC Educational Foundation and Loudoun Campus Student Services


For online help with resume writing visit: https://www.collegecentral.com/nova/

The Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) Recruiting Event

Please click on the link belowto view the flyer for the event:

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Please stop by the table  and meet LT Jae Wah.

When: April 28th  Time: 11-2   Where: 1st Floor Forum

He will be providing information about the following Program:

The Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)

The Nurse Candidate Program provides a monthly stipend for full-time students in accredited Bachelor of Science Nursing programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc (NLNAC).

Students can enroll after their sophomore year and receive an initial grant of $10,000 (paid in two installments of $5000 each), plus $1000 a month for up to 24 months.

After graduation, participants join the Navy Nurse Corps as an Officer, with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, regular promotions, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, low cost travel opportunities, excellent retirement and educational benefits, further training, and a rewarding clinical practice. Additional benefits include 30 days of paid vacation a year, use of military recreational facilities around the world, the opportunity to serve around the world in a variety of facilities, and be a part of supportive team of highly trained professionals.

I. Recruitment and Application

• You must be a U.S. citizen.
• Cannot have reached your 42nd birthday by the time you are commissioned and on active duty.
• You must be able to meet the Navy’s physical fitness standards.
• You must be enrolled in an accredited educational program resulting in a BSN within 24 months of starting the program.

2. Active Duty Service Obligation:

• One to 12 months of NCP scholarship results in an Active Duty Service Obligation of 4 years.

• Thirteen to 24 months of NCP scholarship results in an Active Duty Service Obligation of 5 years.

3. To apply for the NCP Program:

II. Accession into the NCP

Once enlisted into the NCP Program, you are assigned to Navy Medicine (NM) Accessions Department. The NM Accessions staff are responsible for all aspects of your career in the NCP and transition to active duty. As a member of NCP you are a member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) at a rank of Officer Candidate Under Instruction Second Class (OCUI2). Time in this program does not count for retirement or pay purposes (longevity).
Please note: Once enlisted in the NCP, your recruiter has no responsibility for you or your career. Please do not send transcripts or other documents to your recruiter. All correspondence and discussion regarding your career in the Navy is conducted with the NM Accessions Department.

III. Program Information and Benefits

1. Signing Bonus. Each NCP participant receives a $10,000 (taxable) signing bonus. Your first $5000 is paid within 2-4 weeks of your benefit start date if we have received your NCP enlistment documents, and the second $5000 is paid after 6 months in the program.

2. Stipend. NCP participants receive $1000 a month (taxable) paid in $500 increments on the 1st and the 15th of the month. Your stipend stops on your graduation date. You will receive no further money until you report for active duty.

3. Tuition, Reimbursement, Annual Training. NCP participants are NOT ENTITLED to tuition payments, reimbursement for books, fees, equipment, etc., or annual training.

4. ID Card. As a participant in the IRR you are eligible for a Reserve Identification Card (Reserve ID Card). As a member of the IRR, you are permitted unlimited use of military commissaries, exchanges, and recreational facilities (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard). Your ID card is your key to using these facilities. There are many exchanges and commissaries scattered around the country which provide significant savings. For information on how to obtain an ID card while in the NCP, please click here.

5. Obligation to Serve on Active Duty. NCP participants sign a contract to service on active duty commensurate with the length of the benefit received. Up to 12 months of the NCP benefit results in a 4 year obligation. Any benefit over 12 months results in is a 5 year obligation to serve on active duty.

6. Military Signature. Your rank while in the NCP is Officer Candidate Under Instruction Second Class or OCUI2. When you sign your name on official documents, it should look like the following:

OCUI2 Joe Schmidlap
Joe Schmidlap

IV. Program Requirements. Failure to comply may result in termination of your scholarship.

1. Information and Status Changes.

While in the NCP program, you are required to keep the Accessions Department informed of changes in academic status, address, telephone number, e-mail address, dependency status and physical condition. Any changes to the above should be sent via e-mail to USN.OHSTUDENT@MAIL.MIL.

2. Academic Changes.

You must have approval from the Program Manager, NAVMED Accessions Department BEFORE you change your program, school, length of time in school, or graduation date. Requests should be sent in writing to the NAVMED Accessions Department Registrar via e-mail at USN.OHSTUDENT@MAIL.MIL. Request should be sent a minimum of 6 months prior to the requested change.

3. Physical Requirements

• Physical Readiness: You are required to meet the Navy’s height/weight and physical readiness standards. If you exceed these standards, you will be placed on the Navy’s Physical Enhancement Program at your first duty station. Failure to meet these standards could ultimately result in separation from the navy. These standards can be found at:

Height/Weight Standards: http://www.navycs.com/navyheightweightchart.html

Navy PRT: http://www.navy-prt.com/

Physical Condition Changes. Any changes in your physical condition must be reported immediately to the NAVMED Accessions Department Medical Section. All medical documentation should be scanned and e-mailed to USN.OHSTUDENT@MAIL.MIL unless otherwise directed.

Annual Verification. A year before you graduate, you will be e-mailed an Annual Verification Package. Please fill out all the forms in this package and return them within 2 weeks to NAVMED Accessions Department Medical Readiness Section via scan and e-mail to USN.OHSTUDENT@MAIL.MIL or secure fax: 301-295-5954. Directions on how to complete the forms are included in the e-mail to you.

4. Academic Requirements

• You are required to send in your transcript after each semester/term. An unofficial transcript (web/screen shot) is acceptable, unless otherwise requested by NM Accessions Staff.

• You must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the NCP. Failure to meet the academic requirement may result in placement in a Leave Without Pay Status (LWOP) and could result in separation from the program. If you are having difficulty completing your courses or maintaining a 3.0 GPA, contact the NCP Career Counselor immediately in order to develop an academic improvement plan.

V. Transition to Active Duty

1. Active Duty Assignment Duty Preference Sheet. The Duty Preference Sheet is a document in which you provide information about your preferences for your first active duty assignment. It will be sent via e-mail by the NM Accessions Department NCP Career Manager 6-7 months prior to your graduation. Guidance and information on how to fill in the document will be sent with the Duty Preference Sheet. You must send the Duty Preference Sheet back to the NCP Career Manager by the listed due date. Do not contact the Detailer directly until you have been told to do so.

2. Duty Assignment. Typically, NCP graduates are assigned to one of the following duty stations for their first assignment:

• Naval Medical Center Portsmouth; http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcp/Pages/default.aspx

• Naval Medical Center San Diego; http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd/Pages/default.aspx

• Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: http://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/SitePages/home.aspx

3. Graduation and Commissioning.

• School Graduation. All NCP participants must successfully graduate with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Immediately following graduation, you must send the NAVMED Accessions Registrar an official final transcript showing your BSN conferral.

• National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). All NCP participants must pass the NCLEX before they can be commissioned and receive orders to their first duty assignment. It is anticipated that you will take and pass your NCLEX within 45 days of graduation from your nursing program. The NM Accessions Department NCP Career Counselor must be notified as soon as you have your initial NCLEX results. Failure to pass the NCLEX could ultimately result in dismissal from the NCP Program and the Navy.

• Orders to Active Duty. NCP graduates should receive orders within 1-2 weeks following graduation and successful completion of the NCLEX. Orders will typically be sent to the Navy Recruiting

District Office closest to the participant’s school. A house hold goods move is one of the entitlements of your orders to active duty. Your orders contain information on how to schedule your move and other important information. Please read them carefully. Please note: NCP graduates DO NOT REQUIRE a commissioning physical as stated in the orders. Your physical into the NCP program and your annual verification cover this requirement. If you have questions, contact the NAVMED Accessions Department NCP Career Counselor.

• Commissioning. All successful NCP graduates are commissioned as an ENSIGN (ENS), USN by their Navy Recruiting District closest to their school. (NCP Participants with prior commissioned service may be commissioned at a higher rank based upon instructions current at the time of commissioning.) Commissioning involves making a sworn pledge to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Signing your Oath of Office bestows a commission upon you as an officer in the United States Navy. It is signed before you report to Officer Development School. Please note: You will receive no pay or benefits as an active duty officer until you report to ODS. Please plan accordingly!

• Officer Development School (ODS). ODS is designed to provide newly commissioned Navy officers with the basic information required to understand Navy culture. It is designed to help create future Navy leaders who support the fleet. ODS is physically located in Newport, Rhode Island and lasts for 5 weeks. You will not be sent to ODS until you have passed the NCLEX and have your state nursing license. The NM Accessions Personnel Section will send your hardcopy service record and medical records directly to ODS. For more information about ODS go to the website located at

Job Fair!

We wanted to spread the word. The Fairfax is hosting a job fair this May.  Details below.


The Fairfax
9140 Belvoir Woods Pkwy Fort Belvoir, VA
Corner of Telegraph Rd. and Route 1

Monday, May 9 from 11 to 4

Bringing a smile to a residents face is the most rewarding feeling that you can get from your job.

The advantage of working at The Fairfax goes far beyond a beautiful work environment.
We have great benefits for full time positions and flexible schedules for all positions.
Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts- Comprehensive medical and prescription
drug plan Paid vacation, sick time, holiday and bereavement leave- Long-term service recognition
program- Life and accident insurance plans- Tuition reimbursement program- 401(k) retirement
savings plan- Wellness program- Dental plan- Vision plan

The Fairfax is always looking for talented, professional Team Members!

Do you have passion for working with seniors? Are you motivate and driven to be the best?

Are you ready to start your career, not just a job?

Then join us to at our Job Fair to learn how you can join our team of dedicated professionals.

ositions available Servers Cooks CNAs LPNs

Stop by for an interview at our Job Fair or apply online http://www.sunrise-careers.com/careers


Campus Clubs and Organizations

From the Office of Student Life 

Like the MEC Student LIfe Facebook page to stay up to date.

Every student at the Medical Education Campus has the potential and opportunity to become a student leader. There are many benefits to becoming involved in student leadership. In addition to learning more about yourself, your strengths and interests, you gain valuable skills. The friendships you develop, working together as a team on projects and goals, often remain long after graduation. The satisfaction of working as a team toward a common goal and knowing that you have made a positive contribution to your community is huge.

Clubs, Organizations and Interest Groups

Dental Hygiene Club (DNH)
Advisor: Dawn Southerly, dpsoutherly@nvcc.edu

Diagnostic Imaging Club (RAD)
Advisor: Jarice Risper, jrisper@nvcc.edu

Emergency Medical Services Club (EMS)
Advisor: Kathleen Deal, kdeal@nvcc.edu

Health Information Management Leaders of Tomorrow (HIMLOT)
Advisor: Toni Jackman, tjackman@nvcc.edu

Medical Laboratory Technology (MeLT) Club
Advisor: Stefanie Thompson, mthompson@nvcc.edu

Nurses Student Association (NSA)
Advisor: Kenya Fluellen kfluellen@nvcc.edu

Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Nu Psi Chapter (PTK)
Advisor: Maria Nieto-Shahsavarian, mnietoshahs@nvcc.edu
Co-advisor: Patricia Martin-Mattocks, pmartinmattocks@nvcc.edu

Physical Therapist Assistant Society (PTA)
Advisor: Patty Ottavio. pottavio@nvcc.edu

Respiratory Care Practitioners Student Association (RTH)
Advisor: Terry Clark, tclark@nvcc.edu

Student Occupational Therapy Association (OTA)
Advisor: Megan Cook, megancook@nvcc.edu

What Is the Difference Between a Club or Organization and an Interest Group?

There is a distinct difference between clubs and interest groups. The College officially recognizes clubs; Interest Groups are groups formed on a temporary basis and are not officially recognized by the College. Further clarification can be found below for the differences between clubs versus interest groups:

Clubs Can …

  • generate funds through fundraisers and donations
  • have an account through the Office of Student Activities
  • use the College name to show its affiliation with the College
  • request funding from the Office of Student Activities and the College for programs and club activities
  • reserve College facilities and utilize College resources for a variety of programming opportunities
  • be featured in various publications of the College (Student Handbook, Newspaper, etc.)

Interest Groups Cannot…

  • generate funds through fundraisers and donations
  • have a club account through the Office of Student Activities
  • use the College Name to show its affiliation with the College
  • request funding from the Office of Student Activities and the College for programs and clubs activities
  • be featured in publications of the College, BUT they can reserve College facilities for meetings only

Are YOU planning to graduate in May?

The deadline to apply is right around the corner!

Apply by March 1st

Don’t know where to start? View our NOVA Graduation Preparation video:


Learn about the information you will need to graduate from NOVA and plan for transfer or prepare for employment.

Graduation Checklist:

  • -Verify program requirements
  • -Apply for graduation
  • -Attend Commencement
  • -Financially plan for next step

Snowed In- Organize and Optimize

For many students unexpected time off may feel like a blessing. Time to relax and repose. However the avid learner will recognize that this “extra” time is illusory. As a student you will still be expected to keep up with your assigned materials. What you miss is vital instruction time. For our Allied Health and Nursing students, this means time away from practice labs and clinical rotations. Each hour spent in lab or clinical is a vital learning opportunity. Time snowed in is best spent practicing your skills and reviewing.

We recommend that when faced with extra time you do some of the following.

 1. Organize

We often fail to realize how important good organization is. This will mean different things to different people. However the key is to understand that you must optimize your time and workspace to best leverage your learning style and available resources.

This might mean cleaning your desk, moving furniture or organizing and digitizing notes. Knowing when things are due, and where things are will save you a great deal of time going forward.

The point here is not to model your workspace after some ideal, but to model it after your ideal.  This may visually translate into a spartan desktop, or a chaotic maelstrom.

2. Inventory

Part of the effort to organize will involve inventorying. This basically means assessing your physical resources as well as you intellectual resources. Are you really good at memorizing and recalling information? Great! But do you struggle with contextualizing that information? Do you have enough pens, batteries and the entire minutia required for studying well? Have you set an appointment to speak to a disabilities or academic success counselor?
Another part and possibly most crucial part of the inventory, is to understand realistically how long it takes you to complete a given task. If you know it takes you a day to read a chapter make a note of it. Knowing the boundaries of your abilities will help you push those boundaries further.
The greater detail in your personal inventory the better organized you’ll become.

3. L.S.E

After you have organized and inventoried your life, you will almost be ready to tackle your assignments. Having organized and inventoried, the first thing you will need is a copy of your syllabus from each course. In addition you will have any in class and online announcements related to your class easily accessible.

Make a list of all pending work. This includes projects, exams, and the areas of weakness you identified earlier. Next to each establish a deadline and level of priority. You should also write down the how much time you realistically take on the task.

Armed with your list of task, deadlines, priorities and projected times to completion you will be able to make an accurate schedule. Order your list of task by deadline and then priority.

This last part is pretty straight forward, but the most challenging. Now you need to honor your schedule which given the level of detail and attention should allow you to flow effortlessly from task to task.

Becoming a successful student directly translates into becoming a better worker. Having a toolkit that allows you to prioritize and manage your time is one of the keys to having a successful career in any field. Next time you have “extra” time, try executing these simple tips. You’re work productivity should increase and your stress reduced.