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If you’re thinking about enrolling at Swedish Institute, then you likely have questions. Listed below are questions we’re asked most often, along with answers we hope will help. Have more questions? Give us a call at 1-212-924-5900.
For every hour of class, you should expect to spend at least two hours of study and homework.
At Swedish Institute, we keep our class sizes small to encourage more personal relationships between our instructors and our students. Most classes consist of 25 enrolled students or less.
Swedish Institute wants our students to have every resource available to them to help them succeed. If you need assistance, individual and group tutoring is available through the Director of Student Services for every program we offer.
Before your program begins, you will receive a detailed list of course materials needed for your program. Even though most classes require books, a number of course manuals are available on the iPad, which Swedish Institute provides to every student at the start their program of study. Additional resources, such as books and uniforms, can be purchased in our campus bookstore. Certain specific class materials, such as towels and massage oils for massage therapy, are also available in the bookstore.
Some of the programs at Swedish Institute are “Quarterly” programs, while others are “Semester” programs. Each quarter is approximately 12 weeks long. Each semester is approximately 15 weeks long. Typically, there is a one-week break in between terms (with the exclusion of the winter recess, which is about three weeks long). See more details.
Currently, Swedish Institute does not offer on-campus child care.
Swedish Institute does offer work study positions on-campus for those who qualify. If a student needs assistance finding off-campus employment, they can visit the Career Services Department to receive assistance on everything from resume writing to improving interview skills.
Swedish Institute does not offer student housing. Referrals and resources are listed on our website that can assist students in search of housing.
Yes, all freshman students at Swedish Institute are required to take a “Freshman Student Success” course. This course facilitates active learning and helps freshmen transition to college and develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful first year. Students are also encouraged to form study groups and take advantage of the many learning resources offered at Swedish Institute.
No, but Swedish Institute does offer induction into the “National Technical Honor Society”, which requires students to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. Induction is only granted to students who are in their third term or higher.
Yes, internships/externships are common components of several of our programs. We incorporate these valuable workplace experiences into our curriculum to help ensure our graduates are prepared for similar opportunities upon graduation. Requirements vary by program and can include medical clearance from a physician, a urine toxicology screening, a tetanus booster, a criminal background check, a PPD screening, and more. The full list of requirements can be found in each program’s course schedule.
Yes, the Nursing and Surgical Technologist programs require applicants to undergo a criminal background check prior to starting classes. This is an important part of our pre-admission process because if a prospective student’s background involves a criminal history, the student may be ineligible for state licensure. Therefore, they will not be admitted into the program. If an applicant has prior convictions, then he or she is urged to discuss their eligibility with their admissions representative, the program dean, or Swedish Institute’s Director of Education.
Currently, there are approximately 735 students enrolled at Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences.
Swedish Institute does not guarantee job placement but we do provide all our graduates with placement assistance if necessary.