We wanted to extend an invitation for you to join our campus Allied Health and Nursing LinkedIn showcase page. The page will provide a space for our campus community to stay connected and informed. We hope to share relevant career advice, job opportunities for alumni and posting information about current and upcoming healthcare industry topics. In addition, an affiliated group page serves as a virtual space for MEC alumni and students to network and share relevant career advice.
We are excited to launch this initiative and look forward to your ongoing support as we serve our students and community.
The page can be located by searching for “NOVA Allied Health & Nursing” on www.linkedin.com or via the link bellow.
LinkedIn Showcase page NOVA Allied Health & Nursing
LinkedIn Medical Education Campus Group
If you are on Facebook we recommend that you like our page and follow our post at http://www.facebook.com/novamecss.
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Consider Becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)By: Megan Cook, OTD, OTR/L
Are you interested in a healthcare career path that is challenging, rewarding, secure, and fun? Consider a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)! Pursuing a career as an OTA is possible at the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Medical Education Campus. OTAs work under the supervision of an occupational therapist to provide rehabilitative services to individuals across the lifespan, from infants to elderly, with physical, cognitive, sychosocial, and/or developmental disabilities. OTAs help their clients more independently be able to perform self-care, work, and play/leisure tasks in order to promote a greater quality of life. It is a truly rewarding profession for both the OTA and for the clients served! Every day OTAs get to help individuals live life to the fullest!
If you are interested in learning more or applying to the OTA program and have not yet attended a mandatory information session, please consider attending the next sessions on Tuesday, June 9 in room 253 from 12-1:30 PM or on Tuesday, July 14 from 12-1:30 PM in room 253. Discover what a path as an OTA could be like and to see if this is the career for you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Meg Cook, Assistant Dean of the OTA Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.