Applied Tech is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Practical Nursing program at the MET Center and South Tech.
July 17th 2015 - MET Center class starting August 17th 2015
August 21st 2015 - South Tech class starting September 21st 2015
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.
After a challenging year of study, practical nursing graduates celebrated with staff, family and friends as they received their certificates. Spring graduation ceremonies were held at South Tech on March 20, 2015 for the Wellston campus and April 10, 2015 for the South campus. Valedictorians included Brandi Holt (Wellston campus) and Grace Jones (South campus). Leadership awards, which are voted on by the students, were presented to Brandi Holt (Wellston campus) and Gaila Trusty (South campus). Presiding over ceremonies was Ms. Kim Rau, Program Coordinator. Also in attendance, Mr. Dennis Mix, Administrator-Adult Education and special guest Dr. Paul Bauer, Assistant Superintendent of SSD.
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.
A cornerstone in developing and implementing high quality occupational education, 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 October 10, 2014 at South Tech in Sunset Hills and included 18 advisory council members from acute and long-term care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies. Other advisory council members included South and North Tech High School Health Science teachers, Applied Tech faculty and staff, SSD staff and administrators, and Dr. Paul Bauer, SSD Assistant Superintendent.
Dr. Paul Bauer and Kim Rau, Applied Tech LPN Coordinator, presented Recognition Awards to companies for their continued support to Practical Nursing education with Applied Tech. The following companies were recognized: Delmar Gardens and Christian Hospital received a 10 year award; Green Park Senior Living/Advance 360, Ascension Health Senior Care (Alexian Brothers), Children’s Home Society of Missouri, Friendship Village, Bethesda, and Mount Carmel Senior Living received 5 year awards.
Council members reviewed and discussed Applied Tech’s key performance indicators, curriculum updates, clinical partnerships, technology and students resources, faculty and professional development, as well as workforce placement. Additionally, information regarding the marketing strategy, PN leadership program, and the announcement of the Health Career Expo to be held on March 11, 2015 were shared. Finally, a discussion on acute and long-term care needs, the challenges facing facilities, and the future role of the LPN in the community was initiated and methods to meet those needs were discussed.
The 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.