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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!
Patients ask me all the time: “You’re a Flee-bot-o-mist?” as they are trying to read my title on my badge. I can’t help but reply: “Yes, I’m a phlebotomist. It’s greek for ‘vampire’ ”. It’s a good ice-breaker and you get the patient to laugh. It also gets them thinking: ‘Well, what is a phlebotomist?’ and that’s very important. Not many people realize a phlebotomist is more than just a person with a needle in their hand (or fangs for teeth…see what I did there?).
A phlebotomist is an individual who practices the art of phlebotomy or ‘the incision of a vein for blood letting’ (Garza, Becan-McBride). Sounds pretty cool, huh? That’s because the Egyptians began performing blood letting nearly 3000 years ago and it has evolved into phlebotomy since then. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t think ancient Egypt is cool. A phlebotomist’ sole responsibility is to collect blood samples. We also, provide high standards of patient care, excellent customer service, communicate with providers, and interact with the rest of the hospital staff. We get to see everything from healthy patients to the patients coming into the Emergency Room under a Code Trauma.
Here at Northwest Career College, you’ll become an RPT ready to tackle the everything you will get to see working in a hospital. Let’s get started. Call today to schedule your tour and meet our fabulous team.
Gerry Greenstone, MD. The history of bloodletting. BCMJ, Vol. 52, No. 1, January, February, 2010, page(s) 12-14 — Premise
Garza, Diana, and Kathleen Becan-McBride. Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Specimen Collection from Basic to Advanced. 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2010. Print.