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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. Come join the Northwest Family where you’re connected for life.
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!
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Cognitive functions are mental processes that allow us to carry out any task, such as memory, orientation, understanding, attention, or language. Your cognitive ability isn’t static it can be improved upon and therefore your ability to pay attention, understand, and remember can also be improved. In this article, we’ll be looking at some ways you can improve your cognitive function.
Not the thing that most people think of when they are trying to exercise their brain, but in 2013, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine discovered more evidence that physical activity is beneficial for brain health and cognition.
The study found that certain hormones, which are increased during exercise, may help improve memory. The researchers were able to correlate blood hormone levels from aerobic fitness and identify positive effects on memory function linked to exercise.
It turns out that chatting with your friends actually helps improve your cognitive function. A 2013 study found that learning new and demanding skills while maintaining an engaged social network helped improve cognitive ability in the elderly.
Conversely, in 2014, research by the University of Chicago presented findings that identified that the health consequences of feeling lonely can trigger psychological and cognitive decline.
In 2016, neuroscientists discovered multiple ways that musical training improves the function and connectivity of different brain regions and improves cognitive function. Practicing a musical instrument increases brain volume and strengthens communication between brain areas.
An older study in 2014 found that reading books, writing, and participating in brain-stimulating activities at any age may preserve memory. Neuroscientists discovered that reading a novel can improve brain function on a variety of levels.
Sleep is hugely important to your brain’s ability to self-repair and consolidate learning and memory. A 2014 study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) found an association between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter volume in the brain’s frontal lobe, which helps control important processes such as working memory and executive function.
Not an easy task with exams on the horizon, but reducing your stress levels can have a very positive impact on your brain health. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, found that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function which can lead to cognitive decline.
The “stress hormone” cortisol is believed to create a domino effect that hard-wires pathways between the hippocampus and the amygdala in a way that might create a vicious cycle by creating a brain that becomes predisposed to be in a constant state of fight-or-flight.
This is turn flips a switch in produced stem cells that turns them into a type of cell that inhibits connections to the prefrontal cortex, which would improve learning and memory, and instead lays down durable cellular scaffolding linked to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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 on 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. And, we have an experienced Career Services team to help you find the best employment opportunity for your new career. Call us today at (702) 403-1592 to find out more about what we can offer you!
Dr. Stephanie Kenny,
Dean of Students