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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!
Northwest Career College takes great pride in creating beautiful campus facilities for our students, staff and faculty. We invite all of you to visit our campus in person! But, until you get here, please enjoy a virtual tour of our buildings, program labs and learning centers. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
For obvious reasons, a global pandemic can have an impact on your mental wellbeing. The combination of increased fear and anxiety, coupled with the isolating effects of social-distancing can have a negative effect on your state of mind.
To combat the increased anxiety related to the current COVID-19 here are some tips on how you can manage your mental health and the wellbeing of those around you.
The first step in managing your mental health is taking stock of your current situation. During a crisis, it is important to notice and accept how you feel and create space in your daily routine to take care of both yourself and your loved ones.
According to the CDC, the following are common signs of mental distress that you can look out for in yourself or others:
If you, or someone you know, if exhibiting any of these signs, here are some steps you can take to combat that increased stress and anxiety.
Physical exercise has a documented and positive impact on mental health, increasing feelings of well being and relaxation while reducing stress levels.
Even though the gyms are closed and the time you can spend outside is limited, you can still exercise at home.
Many home exercise apps, including Centr, the exercise app developed by Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, are offering their services free of charge because of COVID-19. You can also practice yoga or pilates in a confined space to keep your spirits up.
With many of us working from home, getting a cup of coffee has never been easier or quicker. The problem is that caffeine, especially in large doses, can actually make your anxiety worse and lessen your ability to concentrate.
It can also affect your ability to sleep which has a very detrimental effect on your mental health. We’re not saying quit altogether, just keep an eye on how many cups you’re having.
During times of stress, it’s easy, and understandable, to want to drown your sorrows in junk food, but multiple studies have linked poor diet with poor mental health.
Even if you can’t get down to the shops to get fresh ingredients as much as you would like, try to maintain as healthy a diet as possible and keep the junk food as a special treat.
Social-distancing is good, but social isolation is not. Even if you can’t physically socialize with you friends, try and find ways to digitally socialize with them.
Call your friends and family on video calling apps, organize digital hangouts or even a digital cocktail hour. You’ll be surprised at how much you better you feel after a little time spent talking with others.
Between working from home, streaming movies, and video calling with friends, it can be hard to find time away from the screen.
However, building time into your day to step away from the computer, breathe, and relax your mind a little is very important to maintaining your mental wellbeing.
If you do notice that your mental health, or that of someone you know, is worsening, don’t be afraid to see professional help.
Therapists are simply another form of medical professional who can help you with your mental health and many of them offer sessions over video chat that are still accessible during social-distancing.
Here at Northwest Career College we firmly believe that learning is a process that continues on the job. Our Dental Assistant Training Course gives you all the key skills and experience you’ll need to find the best dental assisting employment opportunity in Las Vegas. Our Dental Assistant School offers morning, afternoon and night classes to accommodate your busy work and family schedule and our established, seasoned instructors have helped our students achieve a 91% national exam pass rate. Call us at (702) 403-1592 to speak to one of our admissions assistants about your new dental assisting career.
Written by: Cynthia Lofquist, R.D.A. Dental Assisting Program Chair Concorde Career Institute