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Northwest Career College is built on the foundations of family and the bonds that bind them. Dr. Kenny and his children have dedicated themselves to the mission of educating students and helping them to succeed in their chosen profession. Once you enter the doors of Northwest, you are family, through and through.
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Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
At Northwest Career College, ours is a student-centered philosophy where students come first. Our open door and open heart approach to education sets us apart from all others. It’s a feeling you get when you first walk in our doors.
Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
Northwest Career College has created a beautiful and peaceful testing space for both our students and our visitors to enjoy. We know how important and stressful test taking can be and we want to make your time here a positive one with successful outcomes! Make sure to allow yourself some extra time to arrive early, get settled, grab a drink or a snack from the front and prepare to PASS your exam!
We look forward to seeing you on campus and in our testing center. Best of luck to you!
For most students, the end of the year means exam time! We know that this period can be a nerve-racking and stressful experience. So we’re providing you with these ten tips for staying relaxed, both while studying and during the exam itself.
Trying to cram all your studying in on the night before a big exam is never a good idea. The most likely outcome is that you’ll start feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work that you’re desperately trying to memorize. Under such stress and pressure, it will be difficult to retain information.
Make sure that you create a study plan well in advance, and do your best to stick to your scheduled study times. By doing so, you will feel far more prepared and relaxed the day before the test.
Studying properly is key to learning and memorizing information. Every person has a study style which suits them best and allows them to operate at their full potential. You may be a visual person who studies best with mind maps or color-coded notes. You may prefer to study in 30-minute sessions with short breaks in between, or for a longer period of time with longer breaks. You may be better at studying in the morning, or in the evening. Find the study technique that works best for you.
We might frequently mention this point in our articles, but it really is important that you eat properly and get enough sleep during exam times. Exercising can also be very helpful for keeping your mind sharp. A healthy and rested body is the key to a restful, clear mind.
When you’re studying, you may come across a concept or method that you don’t understand. Don’t let this overwhelm you and tempt you into simply giving up. There are ways to find help. You could approach your tutor for assistance, search for a relevant video tutorial online, or connect with fellow students to form a study group. When you are able to understand your work, you will find it much easier to memorize it.
Your mind will often reflect the environment around you. If you study in a noisy, messy or chaotic setting, then your mind may well feel the same. Keep your study area tidy, sit on a comfortable chair, and seek to block out any distractions. You may want to play some relaxing music to keep you calm.
After reading through the exam paper carefully, identify the questions that you want to tackle first. If you’re feeling really nervous, then starting with the questions you find easy can help you settle and make you more confident about tackling the more difficult questions.
Time management is key to staying relaxed and in control during your exam. This doesn’t mean rushing through the paper, but rather making sure that you leave enough time for you to fully focus on the trickier questions so that you can answer them to the best of your ability.
It is easy to think negatively when you feel like the exam isn’t going well, but this will only cause you to become more stressed out, and possibly completely overwhelmed. Try to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. For example, instead of thinking “I will never make it through all these questions”, think to yourself “If I take each question one-by-one, I will be able to get through them”.
When you’re feeling flustered, take a few moments to close your eyes, stretch and take a couple of deep breaths. Get yourself back into a calm state of mind.
At the end of the day, this exam will probably not be the defining moment of your life. If you haven’t prepared properly and you do happen to fail, then there will usually be a chance to rewrite the test. Reminding yourself of this while writing will help you to stay calm, and you may be surprised to find yourself passing after all!
Here at Northwest Career College, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible facilities to allow them to take advantage of the excellent courses we have to offer. In addition to our Pearson VUE testing center, we also offer morning, afternoon, night, online and blended classes to accommodate your Las Vegas work and family schedule. Our experienced Career Services team to help you find the best employment opportunity for your new career. Call us today on (702) 403-1592 to find out more about what we can offer you!
Dr. Stephanie Kenny,
Dean of Students