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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

Jake Demonstrates The Value of Having Men In Nursing

Posted on Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Men in nursing are in the minority: They make up just 10 percent of the U.S. nursing population. So you can imagine that Jake, a student at Nebraska Methodist College who had dabbled in four different majors, took his parents by surprise when he announced, out of the blue, that he wanted to be a nurse.

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Topics: nurse education, student life, nursing

6 Challenges to Becoming a Healthcare Leader

Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2016

Healthcare-Leaders.jpgIf you’ve been a part of the healthcare field for a few years, you’re probably ready to tackle new responsibilities. Maybe you want to switch departments, work in a different sort of environment or vie for a promotion.

You should be commended for this decision. Modern healthcare is filled with an array of options suited to the abilities you possess and your interests as a professional.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

NMC Athletics Department to Feature Arm Wrestling, Parkour

Posted on Fri, Apr 01, 2016

fighting-doves.jpgCoo Coo Coo! Go Fightin’ Doves!!! Coo Coo Coo!!!!!! Go Fightin’ Doves!!!!

Nebraska Methodist College is thrilled to announce a brand new athletics program.

Starting this summer, the Nebraska Methodist College Fightin’ Doves are set to storm fields, gymnasiums and boardgame dens across the country, competing in a total of 41 sports and competitions.

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Topics: just for fun, student life

Omaha Immersion Trip Teaches Sustainability to Students

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Recently, we shared word of Nebraska Methodist College students traveling to Laredo, Texas to help out Habitat for Humanity and make a difference to the people of that community.

But the students of NMC also do plenty of good work right here. Our Immersion experiences are dedicated to showing future healthcare workers how they can make a difference anywhere, and sometimes that means doing things a little closer to home.

A class of students actually just finished up their own Immersion trip in Omaha. And while they didn't board a plane to do so, their work still showcases the kind of dedication that our students bring to their professions no matter the locale.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, community wellness

Determination Takes Abby from Mexico to NMC Nursing School

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Abby's parents always wanted the best for their children – even if that meant making the tough decision to move from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, as undocumented immigrants when Abby was just six years old.

After several formative years, the family was deported to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Both Abby and her sister, Claudia, remember this as the lowest point in their educational careers. 

"Going back to Mexico was our hardest journey. We were used to English and the American education system. We were in shock," said Claudia.

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Topics: nurse education, student spotlight, nursing

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