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If you have questions about Swedish Institute, you’ll likely find the answer you’re looking for right here. If you can’t find the answer to your question in our FAQs, please call our Admissions office at 1-212-924-5900X199 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to assist you.
For every hour of class, you should expect to spend at least two hours studying.
At Swedish Institute, we generally have 25 or fewer students per class.
Free tutoring is available for every program offered on our campus.
Most classes require iBooks or other course manuals available on the iPad. For additional resources, students can purchase books and uniforms in our campus bookstore. For those in our Massage Therapy program, towels and massage oils are available for purchase in the bookstore as well.
Each quarter is approximately 12 weeks in length. Each semester is approximately 15 weeks in length. There is generally a one-week break in between terms with the exclusion of the winter recess, which is three weeks long.
We do not currently offer child care on-campus.
We do offer some work study positions on-campus. In order to apply, a student must meet all of the eligibility requirements (found on our website under the Tuition Assistance tab). If a student needs assistance finding employment off-campus, they can visit the career services department to receive a range of assistance from resume writing to interview skills and job search techniques.
We do not offer student housing, but we do have resources available to help you locate housing near campus.
Yes, all freshmen are required to take a “Freshman Student Success” course. Students are encouraged to form study groups and take advantage of the many learning resources offered at Swedish Institute.
No, but we do offer induction into the “National Technical Honor Society”. To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. Induction is only granted to students in at least their third term.
There are a number of requirements that are common for externships and clinical placements in hospitals (Nursing, Surgical Technologist, Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy). These requirements should be completed well in advance of the term in which the clinical portion of the curriculum begins and typically include:
– Medical clearance form from a physician
– PPD screening and chest X-ray, if needed
– Tdap (Tetanus) booster
– Urine toxicology screening
– Criminal background check (if applicable)
Yes. The Nursing and Surgical Technologist programs require applicants to undergo criminal background checks prior to starting classes. Applicants whose backgrounds make them ineligible for state licensure may not be admitted into the program of their choosing. For other programs, students must acknowledge in writing that they are aware that employers may conduct background checks and may refuse employment or externship/clinical placement based upon an applicant’s criminal history. Applicants are urged to discuss any prior convictions with the program dean or Director of Education.
Currently, we have approximately 735 students enrolled.
Yes. The department of Continuing Education has a job placement rate of 88% after matriculation. And, our support of our graduates doesn’t end there. We also offer a comprehensive selection of alumni services that can help our graduates find employment at any time in their careers.