U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson toured the Columbia campus and met with students. Afterward, the congressman said he was very impressed with ECPI University’s programs and mission to create job-ready graduates. Pictured with Congressman Wilson are Campus President Jim Rund, Business Development Manager Connie Caridi, and Nursing Faculty Member Ed Vartanian.
Virginia Beach Campus
Hiring managers with some of Southeastern Virginia’s top manufacturers engaged Virginia Beach campus students in a panel discussion about preparing to enter the professional workforce. Topics included resumes, portfolios, and interviewing.
More than 60 nursing students, faculty, and staff participated in “Stop the Bleed” training. Uncontrolled bleeding is considered the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency. Each person who completes the training becomes a certified trainer, authorized to provide Stop the Bleed training throughout the Central Florida community.
In another example of cross discipline cooperation, Engineering Technology and Massage Therapy students teamed up to create a 3D printed device called the Thumb Saver, a plastic tool that sits in the palm of the hand and distributes the pressure of massaging with the thumb across the entire palm of the hand. The device is being sold online and will soon be featured in Massage Magazine.