Faculty Spotlight – Meet Ivan Grijalva

Carrington Faculty Ivan Grijalva

Ivan Grijalva is a Dental Assisting Instructor at our Tucson campus. Born & raised in Tucson, this is Ivan’s first teaching post after 8 years working as a Dental Assistant and Dental Technician. Ivan joined our faculty in October last year.
To get us started Ivan, tell us a little about your…

Risk factors that cause stroke in women

Women have different risk factors for stroke than men

Medical students interested in a career focused on brain health and the effects of stroke should be aware that stroke claims the lives of nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This fact means that on average, one person dies every four…

Tax Season – 12 Ways To Offset Education Costs

Tax Season

Yawn…It’s tax season…but don’t click away because you should read this! As a college student, you should want to take advantage of every possible tax credit or deduction you can find to save some money. All this information, from the IRS website*, is designed to help you, but always seek…

How nutritionists can combat cardiovascular diseases

Consumption of sugars is linked to cardiovascular diseases

Diet and nutrition are attracting more of a focus from health organizations and providers than ever before. Research and studies have been conducted to determine why the rate of obesity in the United States has risen so sharply in the last few years, and dieticians and nutritionists are integral…

My Starting Point – Mayra Ruiz Gallegos – Meeting Mr. Ron!

Mayra Ruiz Gallegos

Hey guys, it’s Mayra again! If you’ve not read my earlier blogs about my journey through the Pharmacy Technology program at the Mesa campus, you can find them all here! Today I’m excited to introduce you to my teacher and talk a little about the teaching style at Carrington!
Meeting Mr. Ron!
The…

More dangers added to the list of health risks from smoking

New risks of smoking reported by the Surgeon General

Medical assistants, pharmacy technicians and nurses are all responsible for informing patients of the dangers of tobacco use. Still, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five deaths in the U.S. is related to smoking tobacco. The CDC has reported…

Top 10 Soft Skills Needed In Health Care

Soft Skills In Healthcare

At Carrington we take your personal development as seriously as your professional development; we help you develop your ‘soft skills’, some people call them your ‘personality skills’. These are the personal attributes you use to influence and enhance the way you communicate and relate to…