If you’ve scheduled an interview with a college admissions counselor, it’s important to have a series of questions prepared so you can learn as much as possible during the interview. At Northwestern College, our admissions counselors are well-equipped with facts and knowledge about our institution and will gladly answer any questions you may have. Here, […]
Medical assistant training involves completing a comprehensive educational program designed to prepare you for a career in the healthcare industry. Much of what you learn in the classroom has real-world applications, and while you may have labs or other forms of hands-on training, your program’s externship is integral to professional development. This requirement lets you […]
Northwestern College recently named Lauren B. Spraggins as the Dean of Nursing for its Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing, located at its Oak Lawn Campus. Spraggins first came to Northwestern College in January 2018 as a Nursing Professor and by September 2018, she was elevated to Lead Faculty. In June 2021 she was named the College’s Dean of […]
A first-ever “CarMencement” Drive-Thru Ceremony honoring 2020 & 2021 Graduates Northwestern College held its 116th Commencement Ceremony on June 12 honoring both its 2020 and 2021 graduates.
Northwestern College’s Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing held a virtual Pinning Ceremony on Friday, June 18 for its Spring Quarter Nursing graduates.
According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology. Here’s a look into the working life of an HIM professional in today’s medical and health settings.
The modern role of a medical assistant is far more than a job or position; it’s a rewarding profession that covers a wide variety of disciplines. Whether in a private practice or general practitioner’s office, responsibilities will vary widely across the front office, back office, and labs.
Dental assistants play an integral role in dental practices everywhere, and their commitment to quality dental care is celebrated annually. As you may know, last week was Dental Assistants Recognition Week, dedicated to the essential workers who help drive patient satisfaction. Whether it’s patient education or assisting with procedures, dental assistants are there to improve […]
Financial aid comes in many shapes and sizes, and here at Northwestern College (NC), we have an entire in-house team dedicated to helping with your application. Whether you’re applying for a scholarship, grant, or student loan, every student’s journey at NC begins with a visit to the financial aid office – after all, paying for […]
Northwestern College was founded in 1902 with the mission to provide career-focused education in areas with high demand jobs. Over 100 years later, the two pillars that made NC great are still our strongest assets: education and career services.
Health Information Technology (HIT) jobs are some of the most in-demand positions in all of healthcare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job outlook in this field is expected to grow by 8% between 2019 and 2029 (much higher than average).There are a variety of certifications and degrees available within the discipline, with […]
Last year was a challenge for everyone – us included. We’ve all been forced to take a step back from our lives as we knew them and face a new set of challenges. Between those challenges has been an abundance of self-reflection. Where am I in relation to my goals? What have I learned from […]