You must have a really big gripe towards NWIHT. My best bet is that you're probably one of the students of the school who failed one or more of their core courses -- after pleading the instructors/school to give you a passing grade.
I have some pretty good inside scoop on the school's management organization and the caliber of their instructors/program so if you will allow me, let me provide the "real facts" about Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology (NWIHT).
Fact #1. The School's LPN program is 1100 contact hours for $16.25 per contact hour. This translates to $17,875 from Fundamentals of Nursing all the way to the NCLEX preparation. They do charge minimal registration fees per course to cover the administrative cost of scheduling. Aside from the community colleges around, please do your research and post up here who amongst the private LPN providers can beat NWIHT's very low LPN program price point. BTW, NWIHT is the only school that I know of that actually give tuition DISCOUNTS for students that fail a course but had opted to stay with their chosen program.
Fact #2. During an application interview, NWIHT's primary mission is to provide the prospective ALL the data that s/he needs to make an informative decision -- even to the point of directing the said prospective to another accredited school -- if that's what it would take for the student to be successful.
Fact #3. All of NWIHT's instructors have been approved by both the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, Board of Nursing. These two State agencies put any institution applying for an educational permit through a magnifying glass. They scrutinize each and every instructor's curriculum vitae as well as their qualification to teach their subject-matter-expertise. The school is also accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. All of these approvals and accreditations take years upon years to attain due to the rigors of the requirements and the inspections that take place during a candidacy period.
Fact #4. The school DOES NOT sell grades. Students MUST EARN them down to the last tenth of a point. So if you're one of those students who just can't hack it because you have way too many alibis except to study hard, then you don't belong at NWIHT. There's no one else to blame for your woes but yourself. Feel free to bring your transcripts somewhere else.
Fact #5. NWIHT's NCLEX pass-rate for the past three years has averaged at 90% plus! The school has graduated 17 batches of students with each batch having a minimum of 15 to 25 students. That's a 90% passing rate across a minimum of 250-plus students over the period of 3-years! Now again, do your homework and see if you can find a private/public LPN school that has the same success rate. You'll find a very small percentage of them out there. NWIHT is now servicing approximately 6-7 batches (half in the evening, half in the morning), and most of them are doing well on their chosen program. Check my figures above against the Board of Nursing's NCLEX pass rate website and tell the audience here how correct my facts are.
Fact #6. The school has recently signed a 10yr lease of a 40,000 square feet facility in Skokie, Illinois where their Skokie campus is now located. The cost of the physical build-out and the infrastructure / laboratory expenses alone in equipping the facility don't even come close to break-even point (for 2-years!) in terms of the school's tuition-to-expenses ratio. This will show you that the income the school generates through tuitions and fees ONLY go to the improvement of the school -- and nowhere else.
Fact #7. The president's car (new cadillac purchase?) is a leased vehicle -- Its primary use is to shuttle important VIPs and potential grant donors who visit the school quite often; and whom the executive management team relies on for ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LOW INCOME STUDENTS. The president son's car? It's not a 2011 Nissan Nismo but an earlier 2010 Nissan 370Z model. It was purchased in late 2009 when he was still an I.T. and management consultant working for a Fortune 100 company; and way prior to him joining the institution full-time as the school's senior vice president. The senior vice president has been the primary driving force behind the school getting its State agency approvals, accreditations, legal compliance, the current PN program, and the school's upcoming LPN to AAS-RN bridge program.
How do I know all of this? Feel free to PM me directly and I'll tell you who I really am.
Too often, individuals who think ONLY of their own selfish interests would rather destroy than build. They would rather complain than look within and see if the real problem is them. They would rather vent in public forums (such as this one) in the hopes of "getting even" instead of taking accountability for their own inactions. They would rather put blame on an institution whose sole mission is 'educational and service excellence for all,' instead of hitting the books smartly so that they can really EARN their way through becoming safe and competent professionals.
For those of you, true seekers of the Nursing profession, I have only one request -- and that is "do your homework." Do your homework with due diligence. Do your homework with integrity and honesty. Above all, do your homework with a burning passion that will carry you through many sleepless nights. For when you've asked all the questions that you can possibly ask, answered all the questions that need answering, and taken and passed all the tests worthy of the noblest of all professions (that is of service to others), you'll find out that true success can only come from true and honest hard-work that springs from within -- and never, ever from trying to destroy others.