HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Feb. 7, 2011 the United States
Community Link is a forward-thinking approach to education, intended to give students and alumni access to products and services that will help them obtain or maintain certifications or licensing credentials. The membership fee gives students access not only while at school but also an additional six years following graduation. These convenient tools are designed to help students prepare for continued success as a career-ready healthcare professional. There are four key components to Community Link: Test Preparation, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Short Courses and Refresher Courses.
- Test Preparation is a self-paced and self-guided online test preparation tool. Students can access the relevant interactive program at any time to help prepare for specialty exams, licensing and certification tests. This tool includes a pretest, review materials to assist in studying and a comprehensive mock exam that can be used as an indicator for success in sitting for a state or national certification exam.
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) help alumni maintain certification and licensing credentials and remain in good standing with regulatory agencies. The CEUs offered through Community Link may be delivered online or on-campus, with development on-going to continue to make more videos and lectures available.
- Short Courses include a variety of relevant courses that typically lead to an industry-recognized certification. The shorter courses are designed to expand upon an alumni’s existing knowledge base and help make them more marketable. Current short course offerings include CPR, EKG and Phlebotomy with Sanford-Brown expecting to add more courses in the future.
- Refresher Courses give alumni the opportunity to retake classes and full programs at their convenience. This refresher option can be helpful for alumni who may be changing jobs and need to refresh the skills they’ll be using.
Rufus C. Crampton Illinois College Sanford-Brown College Monroeville Pittsburgh http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/