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Stay in the Game with a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

Posted on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

A physical therapist assistant degree is the perfect fit for student athletes.

Very few people will have the opportunity to play professional sports. For most, that means the world of athletics ends at the high school or collegiate level.

A PTA Associate’s degree, however, enables you to remain a part of that world for decades to come. You regularly interact with people of all shapes and sizes, even fellow athletes, to help them recover from whatever injuries they’ve sustained.

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Topics: healthcare education, health professions, physical therapist assistant

Record Growth in Healthcare Careers: What That Means For You

Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The healthcare field is experiencing unprecedented growth. And it’s not just in one area; from surgical technology to occupational therapy and everything in between, the entirety of healthcare is expanding at an astonishing rate.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

Online CNA Program Puts Hybrid Spin On Entry to Healthcare

Posted on Fri, Sep 02, 2016

For years, the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Nebraska Methodist College has provided hundreds of students with the perfect entry point into the medical field. But we were always limited by geography due to the on-campus nature of the program.

That’s about to change. For the first time ever, our CNA program is available in an online hybrid format.

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Topics: new programs, CNA, online education

Occupational Therapy Master’s Program Welcomes Students

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

It seems like forever ago that Nebraska Methodist College announced its two-year Master in Occupational Therapy program, the only degree of its kind in the region. So it was with no small amount of enthusiasm that we welcomed our first class to campus last week.

After two days of coursework, the pioneer class of NMC occupational-therapists-to-be took part in what will become a longstanding tradition at the college: a professionalism ceremony.

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

Students Get First Look at 501 Building As Semester Begins

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

We’re almost through the first week of the fall semester, so students have already gotten a chance to visit and even attend class in the 501 Building, the biggest expansion to the Nebraska Methodist College Josie Harper campus since, well, ever.

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Topics: campus life, rad tech program, sonography

Choosing a Dorm: Why It Matters For College Selection

Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

It’s shocking to think that most students approach choosing a dorm as an afterthought. When you add it all up, you’re actually going to spend far more time in your residence hall than you are any other place on campus.

Your living situation can and will have an impact on your capacity to succeed while in college. Persons who are forced to reside in substandard conditions that aren’t conducive to good study habits may find themselves struggling to keep up with assignments and maintain exceptional grades. Or, they simply won’t have as much fun (or they’ll have too much fun).

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Topics: student life, college routine, preparing for college

10 Nursing Myths That No Student Should Fall For

Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

As a nursing school that’s been operating for 125 years, we’ve heard just about everything, and even the most well-meaning nursing students tend to come in with the same handful of misconceptions.

It’s time to dispel those myths once and for all. The following are ten nursing myths that our own faculty reveal should no longer be a part of the conversation.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

Jocelyn’s Award-Winning Compassion Finds a Global Stage

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Nebraska Methodist College can’t train people to be compassionate. What NMC does is draw out those traits that are already within our students, giving them the chance to act on their most noble values by becoming nurses and practitioners of healthcare.

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Topics: nurse education, student achievements, alumni spotlight

Summer 2016 Commencement Ushers Grads Into Healthcare

Posted on Fri, Aug 05, 2016

It’s Commencement Day at Nebraska Methodist College, and all of us at the college are proud to watch as another class of exceptional students receives its much-deserved accolades.

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Topics: student achievements, commencement

Why More Nurses Are Earning a DNP Than Ever Before

Posted on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

There was a time when, to most people, the word “doctor” was interchangeable with “physician.” If you made a doctor’s appointment, it meant you were going in to see a physician.

That’s not always the case now. Today, a visit to the doctor could just as accurately be described as a visit to the nurse. Nurses are earning a DNP in record numbers, and with those doctorates comes an expanded role in patient care.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs