Northwestern College Bridgeview Campus
Message from the Campus Director
Bridgeview is the site of the flagship campus of Northwestern College, an 88,000 square foot facility conveniently located in the south suburbs of Cook County and easily accessible by private and public transportation (bus stops at 77th and Harlem). Our students come from all over the Chicagoland area for our career-focused programs, including programs in Nursing, Radiography and Sonography which are offerings exclusive to Northwestern College’s Bridgeview Campus. RN students are presented with real life scenarios in the nursing lab which includes high fidelity mannequins (“patients”) in a simulated hospital setting. Radiologic technology students receive instruction and hands on experience while using both energized and non-energized digital equipment on campus in the Radiologic Technology lab which mirrors equipment found in area hospitals.
With an 11:1 faculty student ratio, the Bridgeview Campus provides a smaller, yet student focused learning environment with faculty that include professionals with “real world” experience (i.e. practicing attorneys, business owners, registered nurses, radiographers, accountants, etc.). Transferring that experience into our classrooms, our seasoned faculty and staff provide the hands-on knowledge that our students need to prepare them for careers in today’s workforce. In addition to the college’s regional accreditation, we maintain numerous programmatic accreditations which better ready our students to successfully prepare for licensure and certification exams in their fields of study.
The Bridgeview Campus is open 6 days a week featuring morning, afternoon and evening courses, as well as some weekend offerings.
In addition to our ample classrooms, the campus also features the Edward Schumacher Library, a number of computer labs, an Advising Center, Student Services areas, a Tutoring Center, a Massage Clinic, and a spacious student lounge in the center of the campus used for relaxing, eating, group study sessions, or just a place to review homework before heading to class. Each of our service departments surround the student lounge, providing for easy access for tutoring, advising, or career services, all to help bolster student success!
As we are a 112 year old family-owned institution, our staff and faculty have established and maintained various business relationships with-in the local community, which have facilitated the development of partnerships with local health care providers. These partnerships have paved the way for our students in the allied health fields to include clinical experiences as part of their education. As we continually build upon Northwestern College’s community involvement, we are proud of the commitment of our students, faculty and staff in giving back to the community through bi-annual sponsorship of blood drives, holiday food and toy drives, and other philanthropic opportunities.
I invite each of you to come out to our Bridgeview Campus to see what Northwestern College has to offer you in your efforts to fulfill your career and educational goals.
Bridgeview Campus Director
7725 S. Harlem Ave. Bridgeview, IL 60455
Located near Harlem Avenue and 79th Street, the Bridgeview campus serves the southwest suburbs as well as those residing in the communities surrounding Midway Airport. It is easily accessible by bus via the PACE public transportation system and can be conveniently reached by car as well. This campus is housed in a large shopping center, and offers parking for more than 500 cars. Check us out at 7725 S. Harlem Ave.
It also delivers career-oriented education in a facility that includes 17 classrooms, 13 computer labs, a medical lab, a sophisticated, modern nursing lab, a radiography lab, a massage clinic, and an auditorium with seating for approximately 200. Other service areas include a bookstore, a library with three study rooms and a computer lab, a dedicated advising/learning center, and a student lounge.