Mpowerhealth CNIM Academy Student Resources

Accreditation

Admission Policies/Practices

Candidate Requirements and Technical Standards

Responsibilities

Qualifications/Requirements

We’re looking for you to bring…

Policies on Advanced Placement/Prior Experiential Learning

Number of Didactic/Clinical Hours required to complete the program

Tuition/Fees

Program Withdrawal/Termination

Nondiscrimination Policy

Academic Calendar

Student/Faculty Grievance Procedure

Criteria for Successful Program Completion

Clinical Work During the Academy

Learn More or Apply

Mpowerhealth CNIM Academy Student Resources

MPOWERHealth is accredited by The Joint Commission

1 Renaissance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Website: jointcommission.org
Phone: (630) 792-5800

MPOWERHealth Admission Policies/Practices

Candidates for the CNIM Academy should hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. Other certifications or degree equivalents in the neurodiagnostic field may be considered. An intense dedication to patient care and advocating for their well-being is crucial. Candidates must adapt well to a dynamic and self-guided learning environment. Flexibility is key – candidates must be willing to work in a dynamic schedule, including variable hours and on-call shifts. Outstanding interpersonal communication, computer literacy, organization skills, the ability to operate autonomously, and a high level of motivation are essential to be successful. Qualified candidates will undergo a multistep interview process with clinical and education leadership. Candidates seeking advanced placement will also be required to meet additional examination metrics.

Candidate Requirements and Technical Standards

Responsibilities:

  • Provide intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in brain and spine surgeries to assist the surgeon in mitigating risk to the patient’s nervous system.
  • Attend and actively participate in all training sessions, workshops, and lectures.
  • Learn to operate and troubleshoot IONM equipment and software.
  • Perform IONM modalities (MEPs, SSEPs, EMG, TOF) in surgery.
  • Collaborate with surgical and anesthesia teams to provide optimal patient care.
  • Maintain accurate records of monitoring results and patient information.
  • Continuously develop and refine skills and knowledge in IONM techniques and technology.
  • Participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelors or masters degree in a related field (e.g., biology, neuroscience, psychology).
  • Strong academic background in anatomy and physiology.
  • Must have a driver’s license and Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Ability to transport and set up neuromonitoring equipment (totaling 50lbs) in the OR in a timely fashion.

We’re looking for you to bring:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite expertise with typing speed of at least 40 WPM.
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and the ability to work on call.
  • Previous experience in healthcare is a plus.

Policies on Advanced Placement/Prior Experiential Learning:
Applicants interested in applying for the MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy Hybrid Pathway require either prior experience in the IONM field or a degree from a formal IONM academic institution.

Number of Didactic/Clinical Hours required to complete the program:
All MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy students must complete the required education hours outlined in the program structure. Please note that education hours completed are non-transferable* for other education programs or academic institutions.

Tuition/Fees: NO PROGRAM TUITION!
Earn a competitive salary while you train and comprehensive fringe benefits. The ABRET CNIM Exam fee is the responsibility of the student upon registration ($700) and is refundable with a proof of exam pass.

Program Withdrawal/Termination:
MPOWERHealth CNIM academy students must submit a written formal request to withdraw from the program to their program dean and program director. All students are subject to a contractual agreement with MPOWERHealth for the duration of the program. MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy is an at-will organization and reserves the right to terminate employment.

Nondiscrimination Policy:
MPOWERHealth is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. MPOWERHealth’s management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and general treatment during employment.

Academic Calendar:
The MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy matriculates classes annually – spring, summer, and fall cohorts. Calendars and program timelines are subject to change along with start dates each year and will be provided to students at the start of each session.

Student/Faculty Grievance Procedure:
Please submit all grievances to the human resources department at human.resources@mpowerpractice.net

Criteria for Successful Program Completion:

PHASE 1: DIDACTIC/IONM THEORY DEVELOPMENT – Completion of all required modules and assignments with a cumulative score of 75% or higher. Midterm and Final Exam metrics must also be met.

PHASE 2: DIDACTIC/CLINICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT – Completion of all clinical evaluation requirements and Clinical Standard Competencies.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATE AWARDED: Successful completion of Phase 1 and 2 metrics.

PHASE 3: ABRET COMPETENCIES – Completing all CNIM competency modules, Benchmark Exams, obtaining the minimum required study hours, and completion of the ABRET case documentation log. The final step for completing this phase is successfully passing the CNIM board exam.

Clinical Work During the Academy:
All students are required to be available and eligible to perform clinical services at designated facilities within their region. Surgical participation is mandatory for every student during the training phase.

Mpowerhealth CNIM Academy Student Resources

Accreditation

Admission Policies/Practices

Candidate Requirements and Technical Standards

Responsibilities

Qualifications/Requirements

We’re looking for you to bring…

Policies on Advanced Placement/Prior Experiential Learning

Number of Didactic/Clinical Hours required to complete the program

Tuition/Fees

Program Withdrawal/Termination

Nondiscrimination Policy

Academic Calendar

Student/Faculty Grievance Procedure

Criteria for Successful Program Completion

Clinical Work During the Academy

Learn More or Apply

MPOWERHealth is accredited by The Joint Commission

1 Renaissance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Website: jointcommission.org
Phone: (630) 792-5800

MPOWERHealth Admission Policies/Practices

Candidates for the CNIM Academy should hold a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree. Other certifications or degree equivalents in the neurodiagnostic field may be considered. An intense dedication to patient care and advocating for their well-being is crucial. Candidates must adapt well to a dynamic and self-guided learning environment. Flexibility is key – candidates must be willing to work in a dynamic schedule, including variable hours and on-call shifts. Outstanding interpersonal communication, computer literacy, organization skills, the ability to operate autonomously, and a high level of motivation are essential to be successful. Qualified candidates will undergo a multistep interview process with clinical and education leadership. Candidates seeking advanced placement will also be required to meet additional examination metrics.

Candidate Requirements and Technical Standards

Responsibilities:

  • Provide intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in brain and spine surgeries to assist the surgeon in mitigating risk to the patient’s nervous system.
  • Attend and actively participate in all training sessions, workshops, and lectures.
  • Learn to operate and troubleshoot IONM equipment and software.
  • Perform IONM modalities (MEPs, SSEPs, EMG, TOF) in surgery.
  • Collaborate with surgical and anesthesia teams to provide optimal patient care.
  • Maintain accurate records of monitoring results and patient information.
  • Continuously develop and refine skills and knowledge in IONM techniques and technology.
  • Participate in continuing education and professional development opportunities.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelors or masters degree in a related field (e.g., biology, neuroscience, psychology).
  • Strong academic background in anatomy and physiology.
  • Must have a driver’s license and Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Ability to transport and set up neuromonitoring equipment (totaling 50lbs) in the OR in a timely fashion.

We’re looking for you to bring:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite expertise with typing speed of at least 40 WPM.
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and the ability to work on call.
  • Previous experience in healthcare is a plus.

Policies on Advanced Placement/Prior Experiential Learning:
Applicants interested in applying for the MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy Hybrid Pathway require either prior experience in the IONM field or a degree from a formal IONM academic institution.

Number of Didactic/Clinical Hours required to complete the program:
All MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy students must complete the required education hours outlined in the program structure. Please note that education hours completed are non-transferable* for other education programs or academic institutions.

Tuition/Fees: NO PROGRAM TUITION!
Earn a competitive salary while you train and comprehensive fringe benefits. The ABRET CNIM Exam fee is the responsibility of the student upon registration ($700) and is refundable with a proof of exam pass.

Program Withdrawal/Termination:
MPOWERHealth CNIM academy students must submit a written formal request to withdraw from the program to their program dean and program director. All students are subject to a contractual agreement with MPOWERHealth for the duration of the program. MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy is an at-will organization and reserves the right to terminate employment.

Nondiscrimination Policy:
MPOWERHealth is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. MPOWERHealth’s management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and general treatment during employment.

Academic Calendar:
The MPOWERHealth CNIM Academy matriculates classes annually – spring, summer, and fall cohorts. Calendars and program timelines are subject to change along with start dates each year and will be provided to students at the start of each session.

Student/Faculty Grievance Procedure:
Please submit all grievances to the human resources department at human.resources@mpowerpractice.net

Criteria for Successful Program Completion:

PHASE 1: DIDACTIC/IONM THEORY DEVELOPMENT – Completion of all required modules and assignments with a cumulative score of 75% or higher. Midterm and Final Exam metrics must also be met.

PHASE 2: DIDACTIC/CLINICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT – Completion of all clinical evaluation requirements and Clinical Standard Competencies.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATE AWARDED: Successful completion of Phase 1 and 2 metrics.

PHASE 3: ABRET COMPETENCIES – Completing all CNIM competency modules, Benchmark Exams, obtaining the minimum required study hours, and completion of the ABRET case documentation log. The final step for completing this phase is successfully passing the CNIM board exam.

Clinical Work During the Academy:
All students are required to be available and eligible to perform clinical services at designated facilities within their region. Surgical participation is mandatory for every student during the training phase.

Learn More or Apply!

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