As a registered nurse for over 34 years, I know the personal satisfaction and sense of worth that comes from sharing my nursing skills with patients who need and appreciate the kind of medical care and personalized attention that nurses can provide.  It has been my, and the faculty here at Universal Training Institute (UTI), desire to share our knowledge and expertise with students who share our passion and commitment to helping others.


As you undertake your studies at UTI, know that I, my staff, and every instructor here is willing and eager to help you with your educational pursuit and will provide all the resources at our disposal to contribute to the successful completion of your chosen academic program.


The curriculum in our Practical Nurse Program is challenging but comprehensive to ensure that the knowledge and skills you will need to enter the nursing profession are provided.


UTI is located at the heart of historical city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. This location and the surrounding areas provide a culturally diverse population and a professional work environment. The School is conveniently located near NJ Garden State parkway, NJ Turnpike, Route 287 Highway 440, and the Staten Island Outer Bridge; and less than one hour away from New Brunswick, Newark in New Jersey and New York City. The location of UTI provides the students with access to diverse cultural interest including, but not limited to variety fine restaurants, library, post office and other places of interest.


It is with great pride that I welcome you to the Universal Training Institute. I congratulate you on your choice of schools and wish you success during your time with us.



Claudia Houston RN, BSN, MSA
President / CEO