Applied Tech is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 Practical Nursing program at the MET Center.
February 12th 2016 - MET Center class starting March 14th 2016.
March 18th 2016 - South Tech class starting April 18th 2016
All application requirements are to be completed by the above dates to be considered for selection. Register to take the entrance exam here or call 314-989-7570 today for more information.
A cornerstone in developing and implementing high quality occupational education programs, advisory councils serve to tie the needs of business and industry to a school’s instructional objectives and are essential in ensuring educational programs fully meet the needs of the community.
Applied Tech’s Practical Nursing program advisory council meeting was held on November 13, 2015 at South Tech in Sunset Hills and included 24 advisory council members from long-term care facilities, health centers, and home health agencies. Additional advisory council members included South High School Health Science teachers, Applied Tech faculty and staff, and Dr. Paul Bauer, SSD Assistant Superintendent.
Dr. Paul Bauer and Kim Rau, Applied Tech PN Coordinator, presented a Recognition Award to Manor Grove for their continued support to Practical Nursing education.
Council members reviewed and discussed Applied Tech’s mission statement, vision, and strategic plan. Members were updated on key performance indicators, curriculum, clinical partnerships, technology and students resources, faculty and professional development, workforce placement, as well as Applied Tech’s new preceptor program. Additionally, information regarding the PN leadership program, employer panels, and the announcement of the Health Career Expo to be held on March 15, 2016 were shared. Council members broke into small groups and headed discussions on education with simulation, nursing documentation, and nursing career paths. Finally, questions about the needs of business and industry were addressed.
The faculty and staff at Applied Tech would like to thank the members of the advisory council for their continued dedication in strengthening our PN program by sharing their wealth of knowledge, providing significant guidance, and helping our students to become successful nurses in our community.
Health Career Expo and Spring Advisory Council Meeting
March 11, 2015
Applied Tech’s 2015 Health Career Expo and Spring Advisory Council Meeting were held on March 11, 2015 at South Tech located in Sunset Hills. The Expo included 96 participants representing 45 employers, 12 community resources, and seven schools. The spring advisory attendance included 56 individuals from 22 employers, seven resources, three schools, the Applied Tech faculty and staff, and South Tech High School Health Sciences’ faculty.
Health Career Expo survey results indicated 100% overall satisfaction, 95% would attend next year, and 100% would recommend expo participation to other businesses. Fifty percent of employers specified that their companies had current job openings for CNA, CMT and/or LPN and 36% noted they currently employ Applied Tech CNA, CMT or LPN graduates. Companies commented they enjoyed the ability to network with other employers, the high number and wide variety of interested students, professionalism and quality of students in attendance, organization of the event, and the buffet lunch. Advisory members enjoyed the information from friendly, informative, and energetic staff, interacting with faculty, and networking with other employers or organizations.
Also, in attendance at the Expo included more than 250 students/graduates and staff from the Applied Tech Practical Nursing program, and Health Science students from North and South Tech High Schools.
A complimentary buffet lunch was catered by the South Tech Culinary Arts Department to all participants.
After a challenging year of study, practical nursing graduates celebrated with staff, family and friends as they received their certificates. Fall graduation ceremonies were held at South Tech on August 14, 2015 for the MET Center campus and September 18, 2015 for the South campus. Valedictorians included Elisha Nolan (MET Center campus) and Lacey Stewart (South campus). Leadership awards, which are selected by the students, were presented to Elisha Nolan (MET Center campus) and Lacey Stewart (South campus). Perfect attendance awards were presented to Lamont Walker (MET Center campus) and Cassie Campbell (South campus). Presiding over ceremonies was Ms. Kim Rau, Site Coordinator. Also in attendance, Dr. Paul Bauer, SSD Assistant Superintendent, and Mr. Dennis Mix, Administrator, Adult Education.