Healthcare personnel (HCP) may be at risk for exposure to serious diseases. If you work directly with patients or handle material that could spread infection, you should receive the appropriate vaccines to reduce the chance that you will get or spread diseases. Make sure you are up-to-date with the following recommended vaccines so you will not only protect yourself, but also your patients and your family.
What is the value of including general education courses in an Associate in Applied Science degree? Colleges offering this two year degree aim to prepare people for success in professions ranging from accounting to radiography. Generally speaking, employers look for effective communicators who are able to problem solve and work with a diverse group of people. Employers mean “that which results in these skills” when they talk about the value of general education, even though one employer may have different specific needs than the next. Correspondingly, students in an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program want to graduate with a degree and skills that will lead to a good job in their chosen profession. Students mean “that which helps me get a good job” when they talk about the value of general education, even though one student may be more willing to practice their skills than the next.
On Monday, May 4th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Northwestern College will host its annual spring Blood Drive in Room 104 at its Bridgeview Campus located at 7725 S. Harlem Avenue. Students, employees, faculty, and members of the public are invited to participate. Members of the public can check in at the Security Desk in the main lobby where they will be directed to Room 104.
On Thursday, May 7th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Northwestern College will host its annual spring Blood Drive in the Academic Center at its Chicago-Jefferson Park Campus located at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Students, employees, faculty, and members of the public are invited to participate.
Northwestern College was pleased to announce that this week its Director of Government Relations, Laura Pollastrini, met with US Congressman Peter Roskam [IL-06] to discuss various issues concerning higher education, particularly those issues affecting proprietary and family owned colleges here in Illinois. Traditional verses the “new traditional” college student, burgeoning student loans, and the continual flow of new regulations being promulgated by the US Department of Education were some of the topics raised.
Northwestern College President Lawrence Schumacher and his wife Gail, the College’s Executive Vice President of Operations, recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to meet with numerous Congressional leaders, most importantly, those heading up the US House Education and Workforce Committee. The purpose of the trip was to discuss higher education, the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and most importantly, the impact that the federal regulatory agenda was having on family-owned institutions like Northwestern College, a 113 year old college located in the Chicagoland area.
This week Northwestern College was pleased to welcome Illinois State Representative Mary Flowers of the 30th District to its Bridgeview Campus for a tour and to meet some of its faculty and administrators. It was Representative Flowers’ first visit to the College, which provided an opportunity for her to meet numerous instructors and to view the various student labs, many of which featured healthcare technology. Known for her strong and passionate voice for children, women, seniors, and those in need of critical health care, the College especially appreciated the opportunity to show Rep. Flowers its own growth in the health care arena through the addition of its Radiologic Technology, Nursing, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs over the past five years.
The Law School Admission Test has been a fixture in the law school admission gauntlet. However, its days may be numbered because of the American Bar Association’s changes to Rule 503 variances.
The proposed interpretation provides:
“that a law school may admit no more than 10% of an entering class without requiring the LSAT from students in an undergraduate program of the same institution as the J.D. program; and/or students seeking the J.D. degree in combination with a degree in a different discipline. Applicants admitted must have scored at the 85th percentile nationally, or above, on a standardized college or graduate admissions test, specifically the ACT, SAT, GRE, or GMAT; and must have ranked in the top 10% of their undergraduate class through six semesters of academic work, or achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above through six semesters of academic work.” [i]
Northwestern College, a career-focused two-year college in Illinois, announced today that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has awarded the college its Complaint Free Award for 2014. This honor is awarded exclusively to BBB Accredited Businesses. Northwestern College, which has been educating Chicagoland students for over a century, maintains two campuses in the Chicagoland area including Bridgeview and Chicago (Jefferson Park), as well as NC Online. With approximately 1,200 students and 250 employees, the school has been a fixture in higher education in Illinois for both the twentieth and twenty first centuries, and has been a consistent recipient of this BBB Complaint Free Award.
Going to college can be an exciting time. Students just graduating from high school, especially, have a newfound sense of freedom and exploration. However, as the quotation goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Some of these freedoms may distract you from the reason you went to college at all — to get an education! Here are a few pieces of advice that will help students at any level stay focused.