LPN Approval
 NWIHT has received full approval from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) to offer the Practical Nursing Program as of August 21, 2006.

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Medical Assisting
 The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has provided preliminary approval so NWIHT can offer this program. Estimated time of delivery is by January 2007. Stay tuned!
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NWIHT's allied-health focused programs are designed to prepare you to excel in today’s most in-demand jobs in the fastest growing industries. Our supportive staff and caring instructors will guide you to your success from your first day to your graduation. You can complete your certification in any one of our programs in as little as six weeks to four months.


Basic Nursing Assistant

The Nurse Assistant Certificate Program prepares students for employment in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and hospitals where basic bedside nursing care is needed. Classroom instruction includes an introduction to healthcare, infection control, basic nursing skills, body structure and function, and the job-seeking process. Basic computer skills are also introduced, at it relates to the healthcare industry. Students will participate in clinical activities under the supervision of an instructor. All OBRA Skill Standards are included into this competency-based curriculum.

Medical Assistant
The Medical Assisting Program prepares individuals interested in the health care industry in performing various clinical and administrative functions in a health care facility. This 52-weeks program will introduce students to the role of medical assistant and expose them to this profession's versatile profession. Students will learn various tasks such as the following: preparing treatment rooms for patients' examinations; scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records; interviewing patients and measuring their vital signs; recording weight and height; operating x-ray, electrocardiograph (EKG), and other equipment in administering routine diagnostic tests; and completing insurance forms.

Medical Billing and Coding
In this easy-to-understand medical billing and coding course, students will learn how to process insurance claims and provide billing services for medical doctors, radiologists, physical therapists and other health care providers. They will recognize and use legal aspect and term associated with medical health insurance, medical savings programs, network and billing. At the end of this course, he or she will appreciated the different career paths in the filed of health information management and explain the different types of position.

Pharmacy Technician
This 100 hours course-program provides students with the theory and basic knowledge of pharmacy information systems, regulatory, legal, and ethical considerations, drug calculations, terminology and other skills necessary to a pharmacy technician’s job performance. This course will also prepare them to competently take the pharmacy technician certification exam.

Phlebotomy Technician
Phlebotomy Technician Program covers all the responsibilities and skills of the laboratory phlebotomist. Topics include the history of phlebotomy, introduction to the laboratory, law and legal issues, medical terminology, various blood drawing techniques, communication and organizational skills, proper body mechanics, and infection standard universal precautions. Students completing the practicum section of this course will be eligible to take the national board exam for qualification as a Phlebotomy Technician.


English Composition is designed to improve students’ analytical skills by intensively engaging them with their reading materials. Strong emphasis is placed on using writing to develop a logical line of thought in response to substantive reading assignments. A brief review of the basic elements of grammar will guide students in writing clear, concise expository essays. They will learn how to develop ideas through expository patterns such as narration, process analysis, classification, comparison and contrast, literary analysis and argumentation.

This Reading and Comprehension class provides students the fundamental skills of writing clear, concise, and effective written materials in the forms of essays, enabling them to prepare for the rigorous demands of academic and professional writing. This 50-hours course will enable students to recount the writing process, formulate unified/coherent paragraphs, and edit their own work. Upon completion of this course, they will be able to develop adequate support points and details in their writing.

Basic Math
This course emphasizes arithmetic skills needed by the practical nurse to solve problems involving dosages and solutions. It will cover basic math, including fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportional and their application to pharmacology. It will also include a review on systems of measurements and system conversions.

College Algebra
Designed to provide a solid foundation in algebra for students who have moderate to no experience with algebra, this course will help students succeed in non-mathematical course that required an understanding of algebraic fundamentals. Topics include basic concepts of algebra such as the following: linear, quadratic, rational, radical, logarithmic, exponential, and absolute value equations; equation reducible to quadratic form; linear, polynomial, rational, and absolute functions; conic sections, inverse functions; operations and compositions of functions; systems of equations; sequences and series; and binomial theorem.

Principles of Biology
To provide students a solid foundation in biology, the Principles of Biology course is an introductory Biology class, with emphasis at the cellular level, for first year students. Not only will students recognize cellular structures, but they will also focus on the structure and functions of major macromolecules, cellular organelles, intercellular communication, catabolic derivation of energy, and genetics. Laboratory exercises will complement lecture material and will emphasize experimentation and the scientific method.

Anatomy and Physiology
Designed to aid students in exploring the human structure, the Anatomy and Physiology course is a 200 hours course program that will introduce students to basic human anatomy and cellular, tissue and organ functions. Anatomical terms, histology and some major body systems will be covered in this class. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in modeling activities, physiology laboratories, and dissections. In doing so, they will comprehend the organization of these systems and how all of them are interrelated. Upon completion of this course, students will develop an appreciation for the complexity of the human body and its functions.

General Psychology
Designed to provide an entry-level understanding of the mental health care, this course will expose students to the evolution of care for mentally ill people from the past to today’s current methods. Ethical, legal, social and cultural issues related to mental health will be discussed in this class. Emphasis is placed in exploring how the mental health care community’s systems functions and its relation to current theories of mental illness, psychotherapeutic drug therapy and therapeutic modalities.

General Pathology
Pathology is the study of disease. The course in General Pathology provides an introduction to the mechanism of disease and to the morphology and clinical characteristics of a broad spectrum of disease entities. A systematic approach with each topic starting from a brief review of the normal function of a specific body system and then goes on to each disease entity- describing and discussing the nature of the disease as seen in signs and symptoms detected by the physician. A foundation for the understanding of the disease state at the molecular, cellular, organ and organismal levels will also be provided.

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