Winter 2021 Virtual Open House: Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound Program

WCUI is now enrolling for our Pediatric Echocardiography program at our Los Angeles and Ontario, California campuses; classes will begin Winter 2021 (January 2nd)! Interested in learning more about our program? Meet virtually with WCUI’s own Assistant PEDECHO Program Director, Karen Ambrowitz, MPH, RDMS, RDCS (AE, PE, FE), and our admissions team from both campuses to learn about this great opportunity to further your education as echocardiologists.

WCUI Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Congenital Heart Disease Virtual Open House – Saturday, November 7th at 1:00 pm PST

Register today to meet with us on Zoom and learn more about this great opportunity: https://wcui.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApfuuqrjouG9XrWysYSM70f2ByDk53SX8z

About the WCUI PedECHO Diploma Program:

  • 9-month advanced Pediatric Cardiac Sonography Program for graduates from an Adult Cardiovascular sonography program
  • Classes are taught by experienced and practicing pediatric echocardiologists
  • Hybrid Learning – Online lecture courses & hands-on lab courses on campus
  • Weekend Classes!
  • Train with real pediatric patients
  • 1-month externship at a hospital/clinic site
  • 90% Average Employment Rate*!

Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Pediatric Echocardiography registry exam (ARDMS) and have the skills to perform ultrasound on newborns and children. We look forward to seeing you soon!

*Employment rate is based off the cohort of students starting between 3/2017 and 2/2018 at our Los Angeles and Ontario campus. Individual campus rates can be found in our full 2019 ACCSC Annual Report: wcui.edu/consumer-information/

Meet Karen Ambrowitz – PedECHO Assistant Program Director

Headshot of Karen Ambrowitz. She has blonde curly hair that lands right at her shoulders and is wearing a white lab coat. She is looking at the camera and smiling

Karen Ambrowitz is the Assistant Program Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Congenital Heart Disease Program at WCUI and has worked at WCUI since 2007. She has also been the technical director of the Pediatric Echocardiography Lab at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA Medical Center since 2005. Karen received her RDCS credential in adult and pediatric echocardiography in 1997 and her fetal echocardiography credential in 2010. Karen has practiced in the pediatric and fetal echocardiography field since 1997 working at prestigious medical institutions in New York City, Denver, and Los Angeles. In addition, she has an extensive background in teaching and curriculum writing, having taught at the first Diagnostic Medical Sonography Bachelor’s Degree program at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Karen also co-wrote the pediatric echocardiography curriculum for the pediatric cardiac ultrasound program at WCUI.

Karen has a true enthusiasm for teaching in the classroom (an now online!) and in a laboratory setting. She is thrilled to be leading another class of future pediatric echocardiologists. In addition to her experiences in leading education, Karen has participated in medical missions to Peru, Native American Indian reservations, and high school health fairs, screening children for life-threatening cardiac disorders.

FURTHER EDUCATION HISTORY: Karen received her MPH from Columbia University/Argosy University and her bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn.

 

WCUI is hosting another virtual CME seminar designed to help you become a more effective preceptor. Whether you are currently a preceptor or interested in learning more about how a preceptor can impact education and the future of healthcare, this seminar is a great opportunity to connect and learn from experts in the field!

Join us on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 5:30 pm PST on Zoom as WCUI Externship Director, Jason Grabham RDCS, FASE, and owner of Sounds Sports Imaging and WCUI CME Director, Malka Stromer, MEd, BSc, RDMS, CRGS will lead a virtual seminar on becoming a more effective preceptor.

As a preceptor, it is critical to have a strong relationship with the students you take on during externship. In order to connect with the many new generations entering the field, preceptors must also continue to improve their communication skills, in the same manner, that we adapt to changes or new technology in the industry. In the Student Externship Preceptor Virtual Seminar, we will train attendees in the skills needed to be an effective preceptor through communication, conflict resolution, and building solid relationships with students and the school. In addition, the seminar is approved by SDMS and attendees will receive 2 CME credits for participating.

Register to save your spot today!

https://wcui.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrceqprzMuEtM9Wxwd4poF4U24wuPcvKUH

CME COURSE DETAILS:

 

Meet the Speakers

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Jason GrabhamRDCS, FASE

Jason Grabham is a cardiac sonographer registered in pediatric, fetal, and adult echocardiography.  He began his career at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and has spent nearly 30 years in the field. Jason’s clinical experience includes leading large, nationally ranked echocardiography programs including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Cincinnati Children’s/Kentucky Children’s Joint Heart Program in Lexington.

Throughout his career, Jason has focused heavily on programmatic and community outreach development, quality improvement, and sharing his passion for delivering the highest quality imaging for patients with congenital heart disease.  He is also a reviewer for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for pediatric and fetal laboratories and is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Jason has shifted his passion from delivering quality patient care into helping to develop and inspire the next wave of sonographers in his new role as Director of Externship for WCUI’s Phoenix campus.

 

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Malka Stromer, MEd, BSc, RDMS, CRGS

Malka Stromer is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer whose clinical skills were fostered at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai’s Center of Excellence in Obstetrical Ultrasound, in Toronto, Canada. Malka has spent the past 15 years of her career sharing her enthusiasm for sonography as a professor, first at her alma mater, Mohawk College (the collaborative Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences), and then at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Education from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Malka has spoken at various professional events and educational institutions on topics including sonography of the bowel and her research in the ethics of obstetrical ultrasound. She has authored a chapter in a sonography text, and has won a research award through the SDMS, and most recently the John and Suanne Rouche Excellence Award through the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges.

Malka is the owner of Sound Sports Imaging, LLC, and together with her colleague Jeannine Noble, now teaches POCUS and MSK ultrasound to health care professionals around the world. In addition, Malka has been leading the CME development program as the newest WCUI CME Director. This year the CMEs have transitioned to an online format with opportunities to join via live webinar or by registering for asynchronous courses. To learn more and register for our current list of asynchronous CME courses fill out the form here: WCUI CME Course Enrollment Form or email CME@wcui.edu

TAKE A CME COURSE ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE, REGISTER TODAY! 

Last month, WCUI hosted a LIVE CME webinar with guest speakers, Amy Zazerra OB, FE, RVT, and Jason Grabham RDCS, FASE over the topic “Anatomical Survey – A Case Study Analysis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome”. If you missed the opportunity to log in, WCUI is now providing access to the free CME course worth 2.5 CME credits through SDMS! Once you gain access, you will be able to complete the course on your own time.

To gain access, please fill out the CME Course Enrollment Form and you’ll receive an invitation from the WCUI CME team: WCUI CME Course Enrollment Form 

The course is a great opportunity for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and OB/GYNs who are interested in reviewing the importance of the fetal heart views and gain additional knowledge through a case study on hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). 

  CME COURSE DETAILS: 

  • When: Anytime! Enroll today & take the course on your own time: WCUI CME Course Enrollment Form 
  • Topic: Anatomical Survey – A Case Study Analysis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome 
  • CME Credits: 2.5 SDMS credits

Are you ready to take your Cardiovascular Sonography education further?

WCUI Ontario is currently enrolling for our 9-month Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound and Congenital Heart Disease diploma program starting Fall 2020 (Oct 3rd)! Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the Pediatric Echocardiography registry exam (ARDMS) and have the skills to perform ultrasound on newborns and children.

About the WCUI PEDECHO Diploma program:

  • 9-month advanced Pediatric Cardiac Sonography Program for graduates from an Adult Cardiovascular sonography program
  • Classes are taught by experienced and practicing pediatric echocardiologists
  • Weekend Classes!
  • Train with real pediatric patients
  • 1-month externship at a hospital/clinic site

JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE! – Saturday, August 15th @ 11:00am

Interested in learning more about our program? Meet virtually with WCUI’s own Assistant PEDECHO Program Director, Karen Ambrowitz, MPH, RDMS, RDCS (AE, PE, FE) and previous PEDECHO grad, WCUI’s own Program Director of Cardiovascular Sonography, Gehan (Gigi) Youssef, MBBCh, RDCS, RCCS on Saturday, August, 15th at 11:00 am.

>> Register today to reserve your spot!

Sign up here: https://wcui.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfuygpzIjG9TycQf9xNZjuotKniP4n3AM

Or Connect with the Ontario Admissions team to learn more: Email: ot.admissions@wcui.edu or call (909) 483-3808

You will receive your Zoom invite to join the Virtual Open House after completing your registration.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

To learn more about the ultrasound programs WCUI offers, please visit our WCUI School of Medical Imaging website

GAIN TWO CME CREDITS & REGISTER TODAY!

WCUI is hosting another LIVE webinar and CME opportunity on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at 3:00 pm PST. This webinar is a focused lecture on the 4-chamber heart and its complexities followed by a case study analysis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a detailed discussion of the pathology. This CME course is approved by SDMS for 2.0 SDMS credits and Registration is FREE!

 The webinar is a great opportunity for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and OB/GYNs who are interested in reviewing the importance of the fetal heart views and gain additional knowledge through a case study on hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

To sign up, register for the webinar in advance! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

WEBINAR DETAILS:

When: June 17, 2020, 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Topic: Anatomical Cardiac Survey – The Four Chamber View; Case Study Analysis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

CME Credits: 2.0 SDMS credits

Register in advance for this webinar, by following this link: https://wcui.zoom.us/webinar/register/7015913976591/WN_UGG0XKHfTa6QYzNNrMzi4w 

MEET THE GUEST SPEAKERS

See our video on IGTV introducing Amy and Jason and learn more about the upcoming webinar!

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Amy Zazzerra, OB, FE, RVT

Amy Zazzera is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at SanTan Perinatal. She attended Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, where she received her Associates in Applied Sciences (AAS) in May 2017. Her current registries include Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Echocardiography (FE), Vascular Technology (RVT), and Abdomen/Small parts. 

Amy received her first position as a sonographer in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She worked at a very busy clinic in downtown Phoenix where she developed a passion for high-risk obstetrics. Here, she worked to earn certification in CLEAR Cervical Length, Nuchal Translucency, and Nasal Bone.  As her experience grew, so did her fascination with the fetal heart and its complexities. By the end of 2019, she earned her credential in fetal echocardiography. She enjoys working with and continuously learning from her perinatologist, colleagues, and patients. 

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Jason Grabham, RDCS, FASE

Jason Grabham is a cardiac sonographer registered in pediatric, fetal, and adult echocardiography.  He began his career at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and has spent nearly 30 years in the field. Jason’s clinical experience includes leading large, nationally ranked echocardiography programs including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Cincinnati Children’s/Kentucky Children’s Joint Heart Program in Lexington.

Throughout his career, Jason has focused heavily on programmatic and community outreach development, quality improvement, and sharing his passion for delivering the highest quality imaging for patients with congenital heart disease.  He is also a reviewer for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for pediatric and fetal laboratories and is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Jason has shifted his passion from delivering quality patient care into helping to develop and inspire the next wave of sonographers in his new role as Director of Externship for WCUI’s Phoenix campus.

GAIN SDMS CME CREDIT & REGISTER FOR THE WCUI WEBINAR TODAY!

WCUI is hosting another LIVE webinar and CME opportunity on Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 12:00 pm AZT. This webinar is designed to develop the technical and cognitive skills required to perform venous insufficiency ultrasound evaluations and/or for assisting patients with treatment/disease management. This CME course is approved by SDMS for 1.50 SDMS credits and Registration is FREE!

The webinar is a great opportunity for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiovascular Sonography Alumni, and DMS, Cardiovascular and Vascular Sonographers who are interested in expanding their vascular sonography knowledge.

See the details below to register for the webinar in advance! 

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SPEAKER

Laurie Bentson Headshot

Laurie Bentson, MHA, RVT, RDMS is a sonographer registered in vascular and abdominal ultrasound. She attended the Oregon Institute of Technology and developed her vascular scanning skills while serving patients for 20 years at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix campus. During her tenure, she managed the ultrasound team performing high-risk OB; supporting organ transplant services, vascular and cardiac surgeons, NICU, a stroke center, and a robust interventional radiology team to include ultrasound guidance procedures. Laurie furthered her education by obtaining her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and was promoted to Senior Manager, serving two additional major medical centers within Banner Health.

Throughout her career, Laurie has had the opportunity to develop students and seasoned technologists by sharing her experiences and enthusiasm for diagnostic imaging and  most important, patient care. She continued working as an adjunct lab instructor, serving on multiple steering committees and the advisory board for the ultrasound program at Gateway Community College for much of her career. Laurie contributed to the development of structured reporting of vascular ultrasound findings to improve the quality of the documentation and standardize ultrasound imaging.  She has also successfully managed accreditation and reaccreditation processes for all imaging departments to include Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), American College of Radiology (ACR), and Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Most recently, Laurie made the career choice to immerse herself in ultrasound once again through WCUI, where she serves as Clinical Lab Director – restructuring lab environments to mirror clinical spaces and maximize learning opportunities.

WEBINAR DETAILS:

To sign up, register for the webinar in advance! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: May 15, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Arizona Time

Topic: Venous Insufficiency

CME Credits: 1.50 SDMS credits

Registration Link: https://wcui.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Y7cTlczRfSYY_2v6hIkwA

WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Nursing is thrilled to announce the promotion of Laurie Bentson, MHA, RDMS, RVT, to the newly created position of Clinical Lab Director for the Phoenix, Arizona campus. Many WCUI Phoenix sonography students will recognize Laurie as an instructor for a variety of ultrasound classes, such as Physics, Vascular, Abdomen, OB/GYN, and Medical Terminology.

“Since joining our team this past fall, Laurie has demonstrated a continuous and relentless interest in improving the student experience, by enriching their opportunities to hone their critical thinking skills in the labs and providing an outstanding education to the students,” WCUI Phoenix campus, Director of Education Maria Walters said.  “We feel very lucky to have her accept this position and look forward to collaborating in shaping the new future of WCUI education.”

Laurie Bentson’s, MHA, RDMS, RVT Experience

Laurie Bentson

Laurie grew her ultrasound experience while serving patients for 20 years at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix campus. During her tenure, she managed the ultrasound team performing high-risk OB; supporting organ transplant services, vascular and cardiac surgeons, NICU, a stroke center, and a robust interventional radiology team to include ultrasound-guided procedures. Laurie furthered her education by obtaining her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and was promoted to Senior Manager, serving two additional major medical centers within Banner Health. In this role, she was responsible for staff development, quality outcomes, and operations for several different modalities to include Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Breast Imaging as well as Ultrasound.  

Laurie Bentson has extensive experience in the educational field as a vascular sonography lab instructor for Gateway Community College.  There she also taught weekend seminars to prepare the students to take their RVT registry.

Congratulations Laurie!

As WCUI Phoenix’s newest Clinical Lab Director Laurie is eager to improve WCUI student’s learning experiences by continuing to restructure lab environments to mirror clinical spaces and maximize learning opportunities. Congratulations Laurie Bentson! We are excited to see how you will continue to improve WCUI and make your impact on each of our students.

For details about Laurie Bentsons’s experience and her new promotions as WCUI Phoenix Clinical Lab Director see the official WCUI press release here: Press Release Laurie Bentson Promoted to Phoenix Clinical Lab Director

GAIN CME* CREDIT & REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINAR TODAY!

WCUI is hosting a LIVE webinar and CME opportunity on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 4:00 pm AZT. SDMS (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography) has approved the webinar for CME credit! The webinar will cover brain cross-sectional anatomy, including, explaining the sectional anatomy landmark approach, describing major divisions of the brain, and more. The registration fee is waived for current WCUI students, alumni and affiliate partners.

This webinar is a great opportunity for MRI Alumni in need of registry review and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Alumni who are interested in pursuing the pediatric registry exam.

To sign up, register for the webinar in advance! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

WEBINAR DETAILS:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Apr 16, 2020 04:00 PM Arizona

Topic: Brain Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_chAlXc0rSE-kEksSweDl5w

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SPEAKER

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John P. Lampignano is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiologic Sciences at Boise State University. For 35 years, John taught in the Medical Imaging program at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. John performed radiography for the Arizona State University Sports Medicine department for 10 years and was the lead technologist for the Arizona Cardinal Football team for 25 years. John Lampignano is also the co-author of “Radiographic Positioning and Related Anatomy“, which is going into its 10th edition this year.

John earned his Academic Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology from Gateway Community College, his Bachelor of Science in Education from Weber State University, and his Masters in Education in Educational Technology from Arizona State University.  He was awarded his ARRT credentials in Radiography and Computed Tomography.

 

Dear WCUI Community:  

We have created a Coronavirus web page for all our web sites: wcui.edu/coronavirus and we will be updating this page as we receive new information.  

We encourage WCUI students, faculty and staff to check this page routinely for updates.  

As the coronavirus has begun to make a presence in the US, we want to provide some education on the virus and the best means of protection. At WCUI, the health and safety of our students, staff, faculty, and community is crucial and we are monitoring the coronavirus situation carefully. New information about the coronavirus is being updated daily and sometimes hourly on the CDC website. For the most up to date news on the situation please visit: CDC Website

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an outbreak investigation in Wuhan, China. Similar to influenza, the people who are most likely to have severe disease and complications from COVID-19 are older individuals (>60 years old) and those with other medical conditions like heart and lung disease or diabetes. 81% of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in China had mild disease, including most children. 

What are the symptoms?

Current symptoms reported for patients with coronavirus have included mild to severe respiratory illness with:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing/Shortness of breath.

Many patients with severe complications from the virus have developed pneumonia in both lungs.

How Does it Spread?

According to the CDC, person-to-person is the most common way the coronavirus spreads, similar to a cold or the flu. This can happen:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • People are thought to be most contagious when they present the most symptoms or are the sickest. 
  • Some spread of the virus might be possible before a person has symptoms; there have been reports of this with COVID-19, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. 
  • It may be possible that a person to contract the disease by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is also not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How do I protect myself from COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

wash your hands Use alcohol based hand sanitizer

If you are sick stay home cover your cough and sneeze with your elbow or tissue

  • Wash your hands OFTEN with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • Especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. To make sure you are washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, sing the ABC’s slowly!
  • If you are not able to wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol until soap and water are available to wash your hands.

    • Check the label on the back of your hand sanitizer and make sure there is at least 60% alcohol in the ingredients.
    • Make sure to rub the hand sanitizer into your hands for 20 seconds until it is absorbed and dry.
  • STAY HOME if you feel sick! Do NOT go to work or to class.

    • If you become ill, contact your healthcare provider for instructions on medical care and notify your instructor or Campus Director:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay at least 3-6 feet away from anyone showing signs of illness.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue and immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Travel

We recommend that WCUI students, faculty and staff refrain from non-essential travel, including business or personal, to international and local areas which the CDC has determined to have experienced a “widespread sustained(ongoing) and sustained(ongoing) community transmission” of the COVID-19. If you travel to an area that had previously or during the course of your travels becomes an area of widespread sustained or sustained community transmission, you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days following your return home by WCUI. For a list of countries with travel advisories, visit travel.state.gov and the CDC website.

Students who self-quarantine as a result of travel to impacted countries will be excused from classes during this period. However, as WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Nursing remains operating as normal, these students will be expected to complete their coursework upon their return. 

Students who have or are going to travel must contact your Campus Director:

Your Health Is a Priority!

We want to make sure everyone at WCUI is healthy and safe. Since we are also in peak flu season it is important to take precautions and take care of your hygiene and health. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and STAY HOME if you feel ill. If you become sick, contact your healthcare provider before going to the hospital/clinic and discuss your symptoms. It is crucial to take care of yourself or you could risk worsening your symptoms or infecting others with the flu and other respiratory illnesses. If you have any questions about missing classes or labs due to illness, please contact your instructor or your Campus Director. 

For more resources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting your health and those around you, please visit:

The World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Helpful documents and videos: 

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

World Health Organization (WHO) – What is Coronavirus Video

CDC Handwashing Video

mock up of new Park Central campus in Phoenix, Arizona provided by parkcentralphoenix.com

WCUI is excited to announce that in Summer 2020, our Phoenix campus will be moving to the new Park Central development! The new campus is being built to suit and will be developed as part of the new Park Central project in the heart of the Bioscience HealthCare District in Phoenix. The new campus is only 6.7 miles from the current WCUI Phoenix location and will provide its students and employees a fresh new look and accessible community.

New Location Address: 3110 North Central Avenue Suite L150 Phoenix, AZ 85012.

Map shows distance between current campus location and the new location

WCUI’s new Phoenix campus will be contiguous on one floor, with high modern ceilings featuring an expanded ultrasound lab and brand-new nursing simulation and skills laboratory. A new student lounge and expansive outdoor space will provide a relaxing area for students to study, unwind between classes, and connect with their colleagues promoting a stronger community culture on campus. Nine current on-site dining areas will provide students, employees, and WCUI visitors a variety of restaurants to dine during their time on the grounds. Students, employees, and visitors will also have the option of parking in the onsite parking garage or utilizing the light rail that can be accessed at the front of the WCUI campus building.

Park Central AZ Image provided by parkcentralphoenix.com

The location of the new campus in the Bioscience HealthCare District will immerse WCUI and its students in the developing healthcare community and major medical locations such as, Creighton University, who is building their new Health Science campus at Park Central and is scheduled to open in 2021, Dignity Health-St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Banner Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and more.

Park Central is an ideal location for WCUI because of its accessible location and proximity to exceptional medical facilities,” said Andrew High, Chief Operating Officer of WCUI. “Park Central will help WCUI create a great learning environment for our students in a central area of Phoenix with excellent walkable amenities. At Park Central, WCUI will be positioned to attract top talent in order to provide a constantly improving experience for our students. We were attracted to the project’s energy, proximity to medical facilities and outdoor spaces and we look forward to being part of Park Central for many years to come.

WCUI strives to promote a culture of support through our education, student resources, and dedicated staff. We know this new location will allow us to continue this mission and create the best learning environment as you pursue your passion and career. We are thrilled for this new opportunity and everyone at WCUI is on deck to help potential, current, and past students adjust to this exciting new phase. Enrollment for all upcoming terms will continue without interruption and we will be here to answer any and all questions you may have. New applicants are welcome to meet with our Phoenix admissions team for further details about the new campus and our programs.

All classes and operations at the new location will begin this summer for the start of the WCUI Summer quarter beginning June 29, 2020.

 

For further questions, comments, or concerns about the new WCUI Phoenix campus, please contact Phoenix Campus Director, Sophia Perkovich at sophia.perkovich@wcui.edu

For further details about the Park Central development project in Phoenix, AZ please visit their website: www.parkcentralphoenix.com

News Articles about the new development and WCUI’s move: https://azbigmedia.com/real-estate/big-deals/wcui-school-of-medical-imaging-and-nursing-moving-into-park-central/