NM Employee-Only Healthcare Training Programs
Computed Tomography (CT) Post-Primary Certification Training Program* for NM Employees
Computed tomography (CT) utilizes X-rays to create cross-sectional images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. Computed tomography technologists work in a variety of settings, completing outpatient, inpatient and emergency department scans to provide physicians with diagnostic quality images. The CT program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.
*The CT program is not programmatically accredited and programmatic accreditation is not required for students to sit for the ARRT certification examination in Computed Tomography.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Post-Primary Certification Training Program* for NM Employees
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) utilizes a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed, cross-sectional pictures of the inside of the body. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists utilize the resonant frequency properties of atoms within a magnetic field to image anatomic and/or physiologic conditions of the body to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease. The MRI program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.
*The MRI program is not programmatically accredited and programmatic accreditation is not required for students to sit for the ARRT certification examination in MRI.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program for NM Employees
A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is an allied health professional who has an important role within a healthcare team. CNAs are trained to perform essential patient care tasks delegated by licensed nursing staff.
The Northwestern Medicine (NM) Certified Nursing Assistant Training program is a 16-week program that provides 80 hours of didactic instruction and practice in a clinical lab setting combined with 40 hours of clinical experience in an acute healthcare setting on a Northwestern campus for current NM employees only. The curriculum is designed to include theoretical concepts and basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers who assist nurses in providing patient-centered care. This program meets the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Regulations requirements.
Upon program completion, students will be eligible to take the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency certification exam to become a CNA with an opportunity to be hired into a CNA or patient care technician (PCT) role within Northwestern Medicine.