MindLight Academy is an online 10-month didactic and clinical program in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring. Once completed, students will be adept in the foundational knowledge and clinical components of IONM.
MindLight Academy is an approved ABRET® Recognized Program.
*No application fee through March 6, 2024!*
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) describes a group of procedures used during surgery to monitor neural pathways during high-risk neurosurgical, orthopedic, peripheral nerve, and vascular surgeries. These procedures assist surgeons in preventing damage and preserving the functionality of the nervous system.
An Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IONM) professional is responsible for monitoring a patient's nervous system during surgery to ensure the integrity and functionality of critical neural structures. Their role is crucial in various surgeries, particularly those involving the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, to prevent potential neurological complications.
Alongside Purple Point Neurodiagnostics, the mission of MindLight Academy is to advance healthcare worldwide by providing high-quality, and accessible neurodiagnostic training. We are committed to equipping healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to improve patient care and contribute to the global well-being.
2024 Program Start Dates:
One of the standout features of our program is the opportunity to gain clinical experience at partner sites around the world. Through our network of esteemed clinical partners, you will have a change to participate in surgical cases where intraoperative neuromonitoring is being utilized. This will provide you with diverse exposure to a variety of surgical procedures to ensure patient safety and optimal patient outcomes.
MindLight Academy's IONM courses are broken down into three phases.
Phase 1 - 12 weeks
IOM 101-Introduction to Clinical Neurodiagnostics
IOM 102-Anatomy and Physiology
IOM 201-Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Modalities I
IOM 600-Clinical Practicum (students will begin 2-day per week clinical attendance at week 7 after attending the in-person clinical workshop)
Phase 2 - 12 weeks
IOM 301-Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Modalities II
IOM 401-Advanced IONM Modalities
IOM 600-Clinical Practicum
Phase 3 - 14 weeks
IOM 501-CNIM Prep and IONM Procedures
IOM 600-Clinical Practicum
The final six weeks of the program will only consist of IOM 600
All students must attend one in-person clinical workshop hosted by MindLight Academy.
Applicants should have a minimum of an associate degree, however, a bachelor's degree is preferred. Your degree may be in any field of study, however, health science is preferred.
Applicants holding a current neurodiagnostic credential will also be considered.
All applicants must complete the following:
Total tuition costs: $17,990
Payment options available
Fees not included above
*fees are subject to change