Hands-On Learning in Healthcare Careers!

New Horizons Medical Institute offers programs in a number of medical disciplines that get you on the road to an amazing medical career!:

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Academic Programs at NHMI

Offered at both the Main and Branch Campuses

The Patient Care Technician/Nurse Assistant program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a patient care technician and a certified nurse assistant.  Graduates will receive training in patient health care to include EKG, cardiac circulation and blood pressure monitoring, phlebotomy and venipuncture skills. Students will learn skills in patient care assisting patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence, while observing patient rights, as well as those needed to pass the National Certification for Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician and the Georgia State certification as a Nurse Assistant.

Offered at both the Main and Branch Campuses

The Dialysis Technician program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified clinical hemodialysis technician.  Graduates will receive the necessary training to become certified hemodialysis technicians. Students will learn skills phlebotomy, venipuncture, patient care as it relates to dialysis as well as skills needed to become a certified hemodialysis technician.

Offered ONLY at the Main Campus

The Ultrasound Technician program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified ultrasound technician.  Students will learn skills in patient care as it applies to ultrasound techniques, while observing patient rights, as well as those needed to pass the requirements to become a certified ultrasound technician.

Offered at both the Main and Branch Campuses

The Medical Assisting (MA) student will be trained to perform at a minimum entry level in positions normally available in a medical facility such as physicians’, chiropractors’, or podiatrists’ offices and clinics.  The program provides the MA with entry-level theory and limited “hands-on” training in basic and routine clinical and office tasks. This will equip the MA with the competencies required to perform in either a clinical or office capacity. The graduate will be able to assist in EKG, X -ray procedures, first aid, and phlebotomy.  He/She will be able to perform clinical procedures, preparing the patient for physical exams, and assisting the physician with other exams. The MA may help the physician with minor surgical procedures and can sterilize and care for instruments. The MA possesses a thorough understanding of health-related ethics and other business principles that bear on the practitioner’s relationship with the patient.

Offered at both the Main and Branch Campuses

The Nurse Assistant program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified nurse assistant.  Graduates will receive training in patient health care to include blood pressure monitoring, vital signs, proper body mechanics, cleanliness skills and introduction to body skills.  Students will learn skills in patient care assisting patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence, while observing patient rights, as well as the Georgia State certification as a Nurse Assistant.

Offered at both the Main and Branch Campuses

The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance. Students will be taught specimen handling, processing and accessioning. The testing performed will include: manual hematocrits, Urinalysis dipsticks, fecal occult blood, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and pregnancy testing. Upon successful completion of the following two courses the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam.

Offered ONLY at the Branch Campus

Pharmacy Technician student, will be trained and prepared to be employed in a hospital pharmacy, a community pharmacy, or a large pharmacy chain store. Pharmacy Technicians are trained Health Care professionals who work in both hospitals and retail pharmacies under the supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians prepare and fill prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist, issue medications, and label and store supplies. Graduates of this training program will have learned the basic aspects of pharmacy practice, including reading, filling and distributing prescriptions. They will understand the legal responsibilities of a pharmacy for record maintenance and the handling of various categories of drugs, and they will know basic pharmaceutical calculations, medications, common drug interactions and their side effects and pharmaceutical agents and their uses.

Offered once a month at both Main and Branch Campus

This course covers core material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve mask, foreign body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches choking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam following American Heart Association guidelines.