Category Archives: MEC Student Success

Information on MEC’s Student Success Initiatives including Orientation, First Year Experience and Student Life



Come join us on
Monday, April 16th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MEC Campus, Room 327

6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield VA 22150

Presented by Raymond Kim from BB&T Bank

Topics Include:

  • Budgeting
  • Banking basics
  • Building credit
  • Checking accounts
  • Credit reports
  • Savings accounts
  • Secured lines of credit
  • Installment loans
  • And more…

We look forward to seeing you!!!

NOV 2.Transfer Fair Sneak Peek: Gerorge Washington University


The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Guaranteed Admissions Agreements provide pathways for students who have completed an associate’s degree to achieve further academic success through a bachelor’s program. Currently GW offers the following degrees through Guaranteed Admissions: Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Research Administration, and Global Intervention and Disaster Response, with additional degree options beginning Fall 2018. GW’s commitment to academic excellence more than adequately prepares students to be highly competitive in the workforce and beyond. Students who complete degrees in these growing areas are often employed shortly after, or in some instances prior to graduating, making these highly sought after degree programs.



NOVA Scholarship Application

The on-line scholarship application is now active and accepting new scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 NVCC Educational Foundation scholarships.

All applicants will need to log in via the Academic Works scholarship site.  Please be sure to complete the application process accurately and prior to the application deadline:

Friday, October 20, 2017.


  1. Annandale Woman’s Club Nursing Scholarship – $500
  2. Cecilia J. Conlon Parkin Memorial Nursing Scholarship – $500
  3. Debra Coffman Howe Nursing Scholarship – $1,500
  4. Esther H. Clairvaux Nursing Scholarship – $1,000
  5. Gary Becchetti Nursing Scholarship – $500
  6. Hal Corker Memorial Scholarship – $500
  7. Harriet H. Fatzinger Nursing Memorial Endowed Scholarship – $1,000
  8. Margaret Lucille Bonner, RN Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship – $1,000
  9. Nancy L. Dillen Mahoney Memorial Nursing Scholarship – $500
  10. Pan American Round Table Nursing Scholarship – $500
  11. Patricia Brander Nursing Scholarship – $1,000
  12. Paula Hickey Endowed Nursing Scholarship – $1,000
  13. Regency Women’s Club Nursing Scholarship – $2,000
  14. Watson/Reiter Nursing Scholarship – $1,000

Health Information Management

  1. Eleanor Becci Memorial Scholarship (Health Information Management) – $500

Allied Health

  1. Hal Corker Memorial Scholarship – $500

Apply Today!

There are amazing
scholarships opportunities!
Good Luck!


NOV 2. Transfer Fair Sneak Peek: Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the premier academic medical center in Washington, DC.  The Department of Ophthalmology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been nationally ranked among the leaders in patient care and education.  The success of our mission is reflected in the continual expansion of the last several years.  We have become a leader in our community and offer some of the most innovative treatments currently available in the medical world.


Learn more about being an ophthalmic technician here.

MEC Allied Health and Nursing Career Fair

Northern Virginia Community College: Mec Career Fair

When: March 2 11-3 and Where: 1st floor Forum

Get exclusive access to jobs
in the medical field

Market your skills and interests to recruiters

Meet employers who can help you jump start your career

A few of the particpating  recruiters:

Continuum Pediatric Nursing, Let Mommy Sleep, Fairfax, Loudoun,  and Fauquier County, HomeCare Assitance, Achieve Beyond, Virginia HeartGenesis Rehab Services, INOVA, Virginia Hospital and HCA Healthcare

Register online:


Inpatient and Outpatient
Permanent Full-Time Hire with Benefits – beautiful Pacific NW!
Seeking RRT – Must be ACLS and NRP within 6 months of hire date and PALS within 12 months.
Preference for critical care experience, and open to consider other levels of experience.

Come and grow with us; this position is for a newly created team which will work closely with the already developed team in sister department – a strong organization undergoing growth in all departments

Work for an organization providing highly effective, safe patient care, and following the highest standards for quality care. You will see a wide range of patient diagnosis and work amongst the finest healthcare professionals. Work within interdisciplinary teams, see entire patient treatment plan.
Non-profit organization all about patient care

Overview of job:
• Work with other RRTs in a new department – which works closely with sister department
• Set up and monitor oxygen aerosol administration
• Therapeutic modalities: Nebulizer, CPT, CPAP/BiPAP, Flutter Valve, High Flow, Invasive and noninvasive ventilation
• Perform artificial airway care and deep blind tracheal suction on patients
• Code Team
• Familiar with pulse oximeter, Wrights respirometer, oxygen blenders
• CCA clinical rounds with medical director
• Department provides services in: Urgent care patient assessments, EKG, intubation, IV starts and other duties encompassing the complete care of the patient. Work with nursing.
• The department is supportive of evidence-based practice and updated technology/equipment.

Schedule: 40-hour week – M-F, 1330-2200
Compensation: Salary Range goes up to $40/hour; rate is based on years of experience
• Full Benefits / Relo Package
• 401(k) company matches and your contributions are always 100% vested
• Onsite Interview Expenses are paid for

Fabulous outdoor recreational location outside of Seattle: Unlimited outdoor sports, outstanding schools, and an area with an abundance of culture and art. Mountain biking, hiking, rafting, running/cycling trails – extremely bike friendly community. Many new restaurants, taverns with outdoor music, shopping, breathtaking natural beauty, new construction. A thriving Pacific NW community!

Please reach out for full details.
Patty Wyatt – / direct 469.626.5161 /

Preschoolers Explore Careers at MEC’s Health Education Day

 Sixty preschoolers enrolled at Annandale Christian Community for Action’s (ACCA) Child Development Center visited the Medical Education Campus (MEC) on August 10 for a full day of interactive learning about nutrition, healthy eating habits and health care careers.  Way to go NOVA Nursing students!

September 6, 2016


Laura Thomas, a 2008 NOVA graduate and ACCA parent, attended the MEC Health Education Day with her 5- year-old daughter Zahra.

In Aug., Sixty preschoolers enrolled at Annandale Christian Community for Action’s (ACCA) Child Development Center visited the Medical Education Campus (MEC) on August 10 for a full day of interactive learning about nutrition, healthy eating habits and health care careers.

ACCA, a preschool center serving diverse and low-income families in the Northern Virginia area, partnered with the MEC to offer children, ages 3 to 5, a learning experience referred to as Health Education Day. The event was a first for MEC nursing student volunteers who facilitated the activities and earned pediatric clinical hours toward their graduation requirements. ACCA instructors and parent volunteers assisted while children participated in several activity stations related to hand-washing and healthy snack preparation, health care professions, exercise/active play and body tracing, creating a paper silhouette of each child. Each child learned how to properly brush their teeth, identify parts of the body and had the chance to dress up in costumes as nurses and doctors to gain insight into what it means to treat patients.

Preschoolers learn what it takes to work in health care.

ACCA Child Development Center Executive Director Maria Isabel Ballivian said her organization partnered with NOVA’s Dual Generational Pathways to assist in the process of enhancing post-secondary educational attainment of low-income families and early childhood care providers.

The partnership has led to introducing college activities to children enrolled in the ACCA program through Pathways’ Crayons-to-College field trip initiative. For the past three years, Dual Generational Pathways has partnered with ACCA, Hopkins House and Northern Virginia Family Services Head Start preschool centers to offer day trips to NOVA campuses.

“Health Education Day was a wonderful way for the nursing students and faculty at the MEC to help our children become more comfortable with interacting with nurses in a medical environment,” Ballivian said. “It’s very inspirational for our children to visit an institution like the MEC. This experience will leave a lasting impression in their minds that could lead to them exploring what they want to be when they grow up.”

Laura Thomas, an ACCA parent said she was eager to attend Health Education Day with her 5- year-old daughter Zahra. As a 2008 NOVA graduate, Thomas attributed her success in becoming a registered nurse to the quality education she received while enrolled in the nursing program at the MEC.

“I thought this was an amazing opportunity for our children to learn more about what it means to work in health care,” Thomas said. “My daughter has always been fascinated with wanting to be a nurse when she grows up. Out of all the field trips I usually attend with my daughter, I was particularly excited to visit the MEC and show her where I went to school and earned my degree. NOVA has truly changed my life and I wanted to share this experience with her.”

For interest in becoming a community partner or additional information on NOVA’s Dual Generational Pathways initiative, visit their website.


Healthcare Workers Needed!

Nova’s College Central Network has available positions!

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Students and Alumni can access hundreds of jobs and internships, career and résumé services, podcasts and help guides, NOVA career event announcements, and much more! CCN is available 24/7; get started by clicking on the icon below.

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Some of the available jobs:

  • 09/28/2016 4680941 Patient Services Professional
  • 09/28/2016 4680944 Patient Care Assistant
  • 9/28/2016 4680941 Patient Services Professional
  • 09/29/2016 4681885 Medical Records Coordinator
  •  09/29/2016 4681903 Medical Records Coordinator
  • 9/29/2016 4681914 Medical Records Assistant
  •  09/28/2016 4680944 Patient Care Assistant
  • 9/30/2016 4685257 Medical Receptionist
  • 0/05/2016 4507531 Medical Scribe –
  • 12/16/2016 4664624 Caregiver/Home Health Aide
  • 12/31/2016 4436486 LICENSED PHYSICAL THRPY AST

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