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Positivity Shapes Lauren’s Journey Through Nursing School

Posted on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

As a child, Lauren had to receive an allergy shot every day. For most kids, this would be a scary prospect, but Lauren's Great-Aunt Deanna's skill as a nurse helped forge an early love of the profession. Deanna maintained a friendly, positive demeanor while giving the shots, making them much easier to bear.

These daily interactions inspired Lauren to bring the same comfort to patients. Now in her third year of nursing school, Lauren has quickly fallen in love with Nebraska Methodist College.

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Topics: nurse education, student organizations, student spotlight

Why Nurse Educator Degrees Are In Season This Summer

Posted on Tue, Jun 21, 2016

More nurses than ever are finding enrichment by moving toward a career doing something they probably never expected: teaching.

The country needs nurses. Desperately. But in order to address the seriously problematic nursing shortage taking place across the nation, the country also needs people to teach those nurses. As such, nurse educators are highly in demand, and nurses young and old are flocking to these jobs for myriad reasons.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

Exceptional Care Inspires LaToya to Join Respiratory Therapy

Posted on Thu, Jun 16, 2016

It's been a year since LaToya joined the Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree program at Nebraska Methodist College. She's grown to thrive in the role, and when asked, LaToya’s classmates admire her relaxed, caring attitude toward patients.

This outer calm is remarkable given the journey she's gone through to get here. A Texas native, LaToya moved to Omaha to be with her son, Tadrean, while he waited to receive a liver transplant. During his months on the transplant waiting list, Tadrean needed round-the-clock care, and LaToya stayed at the Ronald McDonald House at night.

At one point, LaToya received even more devastating news: Tadrean was diagnosed with acute chronic respiratory failure. This new diagnosis meant that, in addition to a liver transplant, Tadrean needed a respiratory therapist.

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Topics: student spotlight, respiratory care

Sterile Processing Course Gets Boost From Cutting Edge Lab

Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Sterile processing technician education at Nebraska Methodist College is about to get a big boost thanks to the state-of-the-art lab opening at Methodist Hospital.

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Topics: healthcare education, Professional Development, clinicals

Modern Wellness Degrees: Education Targets Body, Mind, Soul

Posted on Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Wellness isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days where all you had to do to for a successful wellness plan was get your company’s workforce walking or eating a little healthier. Now, programming focuses on the entirety of an employee’s wellbeing, targeting their mind and spirit in equal measure with a physical component.

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Topics: wellness, Worksite Wellness, graduate programs

TRIO SSS Helps Nursing Student Overcome Barriers

Posted on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Shawn isn’t a traditional nursing student. For one thing, he’s already enjoyed a successful brokerage career in Sarasota, Florida. For another, well, he’s a dude in a traditionally female workplace. And unlike most students fresh out of high school, he has to balance college with his own job and a family that includes four daughters.

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Topics: nurse education, financial aid, student spotlight

Why the Time Is Right to Jump from BSN to MSN

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016

You’ve been through college. Put in the time. Got through the NCLEX with flying colors.

But now, months or years removed from school, the idea of going back gets brought up. Maybe you’re seeing the numerous positions nurses can hold in modern healthcare, or perhaps you simply enjoyed the world of academia and love the idea of learning new things.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

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

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