Are we Contributing or Complacent?

June 9, 2020

By Cathleen Raffaeli, CEO & Chairman of the Board Brookline College. I’m sharing my personal story today to stand in solidarity with George Floyd and the countless others who have felt the anguish of police exerting excessive force. My white, often-misguided upper middle-class son was shot by police, in his bedroom at his father’s condo,…

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Surgical Technician Spotlight

May 26, 2020
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Online vs. Remote Learning: What’s the Difference?

May 19, 2020

During these pandemic days, education as we once knew it has changed. Schools are closed, but resilience, innovation and modification keep the learning going. Many schools offer online learning, and some offer remote learning. Wait … isn’t that the same thing? What’s the difference between online and remote learning? Online learning usually is a course…

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Friends and Fellow Brookline College BSN Alums Treating COVID-19 Patients

May 16, 2020

Ensign Christopher Schmied and Peter Liets both graduated from the Brookline College BSN program in April 2019. They were friends, and Liets served as best man at Schmied’s wedding. Both worked as nurses—ENS Schmied at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NH) Intensive Care Unit/Step Down Unit and Liets at a cardiac/surgical progressive care unit at Banner…

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A Profile of Brookline College’s Career Services Team

May 16, 2020

Brookline’ College’s motto of “small school, big future” takes center stage in what Mandie Benavidez and Elise Alva, Co-directors of Student Outcomes, do every day in the Career Services department.    “We’ve really looked at the career and the student as a whole and where can they take that,” says Benavidez. Benavidez and Alva—along with…

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Online Learning

May 16, 2020

The change to online or E-learning came suddenly and quickly. Many professors and teachers had to switch their curriculum to fit an online learning style. Some may think it is as simple as setting up the course, opening up a Zoom account and expecting your students to show up to the online lecture. However, to…

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Peter Liets: Nursing New Yorkers Back to Health

April 29, 2020

No one can argue that COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. It’s brought out the best in some of our best people: the healthcare workers struggling to treat those who have contracted the virus. It has changed them, too, in many ways. Peter Liets is one of those frontline nurses who knows all…

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Brookline Nursing Grad Serves on the Front Line in the COVID-19 Battle

April 22, 2020

Everyone is aware of the enormity of the COVID-19 epidemic—especially in New York. To help overcrowded hospitals with overworked medical staffs, the U.S. Navy sent its ship USNS Comfort to help relieve some of the pressure on hospitals. Christopher Schmied, a 2019 Brookline College nursing graduate and Ensign, Nurse Corps in the U.S. Navy, is…

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Brookline College Makes Lemonade from Lemons in Days of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Brookline College is not letting COVID-19 prevent them from educating their students. In just two weeks, the college—with campuses in Arizona and New Mexico—has gone completely online with all of their training, which includes several nursing and healthcare programs. Brookline College is not letting COVID-19 prevent them from educating their students. In just two weeks,…

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Online Studying Tips

April 14, 2020

With so many changes happening suddenly, many schools and colleges had to implement online learning for their students and instructors. Although it has not been a problem for some, others have had to take the time to get used to this new “normal”.  Ultimately, everyone learns in their own way, but there are always some…

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Roger Beckering Faculty Spotlight

April 8, 2020

Roger Beckering graduated from Brookline College where he received his Medical Laboratory Technician degree. It wasn’t until one of his former teachers found out that he had finished his chemistry degree and asked for him to come back and teach at Brookline.  Now, Roger is the Program Director for the Medical Laboratory Technician/ Medical Laboratory…

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Healthcare: A Rising Star on the Job Front

March 24, 2020

Now is the time to enter the healthcare field. In just the past year, healthcare generated more than $200 billion in revenue in the U.S. alone. To keep up with the demand, new medical facilities—hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, physicians’ offices and ambulatory healthcare services—are being built. People in support positions will be needed to…

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What Nurses Need to Know about the Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

People around the world understand that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) is spreading at alarming rates. No one knows for sure how it started, but it first emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, but cases have been reported globally—including in the United States. Anyone can be exposed, but nurses need to be particularly careful, as…

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Why Medical Assistants Should Join a Professional Organization

March 19, 2020

Medical assistants are vitally important to any healthcare facility or private practice. They assist doctors and nurses by performing a wide array of both clinical and administrative tasks, from checking vitals and drawing blood to recording patient medical histories and scheduling tests. However, a medical assistant who is new to the field may not have…

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Shevonne Scott

March 10, 2020

At Brookline College, you will learn from qualified instructors and professionals who are committed to seeing their students succeed –like the Dean of Nursing, Shevonne Scott. Dean Scott was the Chief Nurse in the military for 20 years before she started working at Brookline. “I’ve been at Brookline for almost two years and I love…

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Brookline College Faculty Spotlight: Abby Sotelo, Medical Assisting

February 28, 2020

Abigail “Abby” Sotelo has taken her career as a medical assistant to the next level; since September 2019 she has been teaching medical assisting at Brookline College in Albuquerque—and she loves it. A certified medical assistant since 2012, Sotelo says, “I decided I wanted to give teaching a shot, and I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s…

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Why Are Nurses in Such High Demand?

January 28, 2020

Have you noticed the wait time for an appointment to see your doctor is getting longer and longer? Well, you’re not alone. As America’s population ages, the demand for physicians is outweighing the supply. If you’re lucky, the receptionist at your doctor’s office will say, “You can’t see the doctor until a week from Tuesday,…

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Train for Your Career … Right Here in Albuquerque

January 28, 2020

Continuing your education after high school can offer many benefits. Learning additional skills can raise your standard of living and sense of well-being. It can also lead to higher income and more opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, full-time workers 25 and older with a high school diploma earned on average $749 a…

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Train on Campus or Online for a Career in Medical Office Administration

January 28, 2020

Doctors and dentists spend many years training to develop the knowledge and skills required to care for patients and earn their trust. If your doctor or dentist operates in private practice, chances are that he or she would be lost without the help of the frontline office employee: the medical office administrator. Often called a…

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Changing careers? Leverage your bachelor’s degree and fast track into a nursing career.

January 28, 2020

Raise your hand if, at age 18, you thought you knew what you wanted to do for the rest of your life. If your hand is raised, have you since reconsidered your career choice? If so, you are not alone. Many people today are finding that the career they trained for has become obsolete or…

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