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Summer Brings Exciting Changes to NMC Campus

Posted on Tue, May 24, 2016

The summer season has arrived at Nebraska Methodist College, but that doesn’t mean you’ll catch us taking a vacation anytime soon. In fact, this summer is shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent memory, as our institution is set to experience an unprecedented amount of change over just a few short months.

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Topics: healthcare education, campus life, new programs

What Does a Physical Therapist Assistant Do?

Posted on Wed, May 18, 2016

Allied health is filled with careers centered around all aspects of care, but none provides the level of interaction quite like that of a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

Today, we’re pulling back the curtain on what it means to be a PTA, showing you what to expect from this career and highlighting the many benefits that come with the ability to change lives on a regular basis.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, physical therapy assistant

Neurosurgeon Reveals What Makes a Good Surg Tech

Posted on Thu, May 12, 2016

No one interacts with surgical technologists firsthand quite like surgeons do. So what better way to get an inside peek at life as a surg tech than to speak with a prominent surgeon?

I recently spoke with Dr. Bill Thorell, MD, Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for Nebraska Medicine, to find out what he looks for in a surgical technologist. Dr. Thorell speaks to Nebraska Methodist College surg tech students every year, and his presentation is eye-opening to those who are about to embark on their own careers in the operating room.

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Topics: allied health career, surgical technology, health professions

Kimberly Shows Resilience In Respiratory Therapy Program

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

Kimberly’s life's mission is to help everyone “breathe a little easier.”

But that wasn't always the case. Prior to attending Nebraska Methodist College, she worked in a call center for nine years before saying “enough.” She wanted a career where she could both provide for her family and put her people skills to good use.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight, respiratory care

Spring 2016 Commencement Gets Underway

Posted on Thu, May 05, 2016

Commencement has arrived at Nebraska Methodist College!

The festivities begin this afternoon as graduates and the entirety of the Nebraska Methodist College community take part in the President’s Reception. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our upcoming graduates to interact with each other one last time as students, share fond memories and bid farewell to college. It promises to be a great experience for all involved.

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Topics: student achievements, commencement

ACT Test Tips That Can Put An End to Anxiety

Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2016

The ACT. The make or break test that will determine your entire future. The exam that every high school student agonizes over, taking prep classes and sometimes even submitting to the test three, four times in a bid to up their score.

Timeout. Before you psych yourself out, step back from the situation and take a couple deep breaths. The ACT is important for getting into college and securing scholarships, sure, but you also do yourself no good getting overly anxious about it.

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Topics: college routine, scholarships, preparing for college

NMC Lead Testing Initiative Fills Important Void In Omaha

Posted on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The Center for Health Partnerships (CfHP) branch of Nebraska Methodist College is always on the lookout for ways to improve the health status of members of the community.

Recently, the CfHP developed a program that aims to fill a crucial gap in healthcare access and education in a large portion of the Omaha metro area. Lead poisoning continues to threaten children and families in their own backyards, but for years, there hasn’t been an organization that has gone out into the community to offer testing services to kids in need.

That all changed over the past couple months. We’re proud to announce that, through a partnership with the Douglas County Health Department, Nebraska Methodist College will now operate eastern Nebraska’s only mobile lead testing unit.

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Topics: community outreach, Center for Health Partnerships, community wellness

Felicia Overcomes Obstacles to Finish Sonography Program

Posted on Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Felicia.jpgA science maven, Felicia graduated from a large school in Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Sciences, originally thinking she wanted to work with animals. But witnessing a wolf being put down changed her outlook.

Rather than continue on a path she was no longer sure about, Felicia looked for a program that would allow her to help people.

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Topics: healthcare education, student spotlight, sonography

7 Reasons to Pursue an MBA In Healthcare

Posted on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Healthcare is a business.

It’s a unique business, one that’s primarily about helping people in need but that also relies on revenue. Because of that, the healthcare world needs leaders who are capable of addressing challenges at a system level while still making an impact on individuals at the patient level.

Nebraska Methodist College recently unveiled its online MBA in Healthcare program, which will debut this fall. This didn’t occur by happenstance.

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Topics: new programs, health professions, online education

Occupational Therapy Program Reaches Important Milestones

Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2016

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just eight months since we announced the formation of our Master in Occupational Therapy program, set to debut this coming August.

Since that announcement, we’ve experienced a number of exciting developments that I wanted to share with you today. The progress that’s been made in getting this program off the ground has been truly inspiring to witness and be a part of, and I can’t wait for our first class of students to see what we’ve put together.

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Topics: new programs, Master in Occupational Therapy, occupational therapy

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