Home > Blog > September 2014 > Pima Medical Institute Mesa Campus Posting High Student Success Rates

Pima Medical Institute Mesa Campus Posting High Student Success Rates

Posted: September 15, 2014 by Elizabeth Baker

MESA, Ariz. (Sept. 15, 2014) As the healthcare industry continues to grow, more high school graduates and non-traditional students seeking a career change are turning to schools like Pima Medical Institute for hands-on training and future job opportunities.

Pima Medical Institute’s Mesa campus is renowned for its consistently excellent instruction and successful post-graduation job placement. Its students have some of the nation’s highest passing rates on licensure and accreditation exams due to the education and preparation provided at the Mesa campus.

They are successful in landing jobs following graduation and employers know they’re getting employees with a comprehensive education and high standards of achievement.
Pima Medical Institute Mesa GraduationPima Medical Instutute Mesa campus students attend a 2013 graduation ceremony.

Some of the school’s outstanding accomplishments include (a complete listing is included on the next page):
  • Medical Assistants: Pass rate for first attempt candidates was 93.3 percent for 2014, which is the highest in Arizona and the nation
  • Nursing: Quarterly pass rate was 96.9 percent (May 2014)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants: A 100 percent pass rate for January 2014 graduates
  • Physical Therapy: A 100 percent pass rate for April 2014 graduates
  • Radiography: A 100 percent pass rate for December 2013 graduates
  • Respiratory Therapy: A 97 percent Certified Respiratory Technician pass rate for 2013, the highest in Arizona
 There are a number of reasons why PMI Mesa graduates are so successful.
“For starters, we have a strong partnership with many of the prominent healthcare employers in the Valley. We work closely with them to tailor our curriculum to meet the skills and education their future employees will need, as well as prepare our students for successful exams and licensing,” said PMI Mesa Campus Director Kristen Torres.
There also is a supportive environment with faculty assistance, tutoring and resources on campus to help students be successful.
“Career Services is an entire department devoted to helping students prepare resumes, practice job interview skills and find employment for that transition into the workforce upon graduation,” Torres added. Christine Nelson, a Mesa resident, graduated from PMI’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program in December 2013.
“Once my children were off to school, I decided to do the same myself,” Nelson said. “My coursework and training at PMI was instrumental in finding a job immediately after I completed my program, and I felt very prepared for my first position.” 
Nelson had several job offers when she graduated and currently works in three contract positions, as she enjoys the variety each position offers. 
Success Rates at PMI Mesa
Healthcare Program Accomplishment Certification/
License Exam
Accreditation Organization
Medical Assistants CCMA Exam results:
Highest in Arizona and the nation at 90% plus
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) National Healthcareer Association
Nursing (RN) Highest quarterly pass rates (May 2014) in the state at 97% National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses Arizona State Board of Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant 100% pass rate for January 2014 graduates National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
Physical Therapist Assistant 100% pass rate for most recent graduating class National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE)
Radiography 100% pass rate for most recent graduating class American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Respiratory Therapy 97% for 2013, highest in Arizona Certified Respiratory Therapist National Board for Respiratory Care
Media Contact                             
Elizabeth Baker
Public Relations and Communications Specialist

Pima Medical Institute
Pima Medical Institute is a private, accredited school dedicated to provide students classroom studies paired with real-world training at medical facilities. Established in 1972, Pima Medical Institute helps students become career ready, focusing exclusively on health care professions, including medical, dental, veterinary and nursing fields. Curriculum includes certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree programs, ranging from nursing, medical assistant and radiology technician to veterinary assistant and dental hygienist.
Pima Medical Institute operates 16 campuses as well as an online division. The medical career college has a presence in eight western states with ground locations in Albuquerque, N.M.; Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Seattle and Renton, Wash.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Houston and El Paso, Texas; Chula Vista, Calif.; and Dillon, Mont. For more information and a complete list of programs offered at each campus, visit pmi.edu or call 1-888-442-5998.

# # #

Recent Stories

Which campus would you like to attend?
Which program are you interested in?
We Value Your Privacy
By submitting this form requesting information, I give Pima Medical Institute permission to contact me via email, telephone, mobile phone or text messages. If you prefer to contact us directly please call (888) 903‑7462.