The Professional Development division of NorthShore Career Training Institute offers specialized programs to meet the educational needs of working professionals. Our goal is to offer a relaxed yet challenging learning environment that is both stimulating and fun.
EKG Technician Course
This 60 hour course is Designed to help students sit for the EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam offered by the National Healthcare Association (NHA), this course was developed to teach students the skills needed to interpret a range of EKG test results. The curriculum also provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice key job skills that would be required of a practicing EKG technician. Background on the concepts underlying this skill set, such as an understanding of the heart’s anatomy and a background in the physiological patterns that generate a range of EKG test results, are also covered to help prepare students for a career as an EKG technician or in an associated healthcare field such as telemetry where a practical knowledge of the heart and cardiovascular system are valued.
During your EKG Technician training program, you will develop essential skills required by physicians’ offices, emergency care clinics and hospitals. These include how to properly document rhythm strips, which are used by doctors to accurately determine EKG results.
Certified Nurse Assistant
A certified nurse aide helps care for ill, injured, disabled and/or infirm individuals in nursing homes. Under the supervision of nursing and medical staff, nurse aides answer patient 'call bells,' deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and help patients eat, dress and bathe. Aides may provide skin care to patients, take temperatures, pulse and respiration, and help patients walk and get in and out of bed. Nurse aides observe patients' mental, physical and emotional conditions and report changes to the nursing and medical staff.
The Certified Nurse Aide Training Program consists of 95 hours of classroom and practical training and a 30-hour internship in meeting the needs of the elderly. To become eligible to work as a CNA, one must pass a New York State licensing examination. The training course includes preparation for successfully completing the examination. *The registration fees for taking the CNA State examination is a New York State Fee and is the sole responsibility of the student and not the responsibility of the School. Each student pays The fee for taking the state examination directly to the state of New York. Each student pays the registration fee for taking the New York State examination directly to the New York Commissioner of Health.