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Careers 101: 4 Reasons You’ll Love Being a Surgical Tech

Posted on Fri, Jul 03, 2015

How would you like to see an open-heart surgery in person? Or help remove a gallbladder? If you’d love to be a vital part of an operation, becoming a surgical tech will put you right in the middle of the action.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions

Partnership Provides a Unique Look at Careers In Healthcare

Posted on Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College is always on the lookout for exciting new partnerships, and our work with College Possible certainly fits the bill.  Recently, nine students from around the Omaha area were able to see everything that NMC has to offer, and these firsthand experiences were made possible through the collaboration of our organizations.

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Topics: preparing for college

Skipping AP Credits? What You’re Missing

Posted on Tue, Jun 23, 2015

If you know college is in your future, it makes sense to do everything you can to prepare for it – even if it’s a couple years away. One way to do that is with AP credits. Here’s how taking AP courses your junior and senior years of high school can provide a boost when it comes to college.

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Topics: college, preparing for college

Men in Nursing: More Common Than You Think

Posted on Thu, Jun 18, 2015

If you think only women can be nurses, it’s time to update your perceptions. You’re selling yourself short if you’re overlooking nursing as a career path just because you’re a man. Male nurses are becoming more and more common; according to the U.S. Census Bureau:

  • In 1970, 2.7 percent of registered nurses were men
  • By 2011, that number more than tripled to 9.6 percent

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

How to Change from a Career You Loathe to One You Love

Posted on Mon, Jun 15, 2015

You check your email. Check your phone. Look up at the clock. Check your phone again. Ugh, is it 5 yet?

If this is your average unhappy workday, you’re not alone. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to endure that I-could-be-doing-more feeling day after day. With the right education, it really is possible to have a job you love, and getting that education is easier than you may think.

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Topics: allied health career, transfer students

Careers 101: What Does a Medical Assistant Really Do?

Posted on Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Doctors’ offices are always buzzing, and if you’d like to be a part of the action (in very little time), a position as a medical assistant might be right for you.

But what does a medical assistant actually do, and how do you become one? Read on for answers to these questions and more in our latest edition of Careers 101.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions

Living On Campus vs. Living Off Campus

Posted on Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Going to college is a big move, and one question most first-year students ask themselves is whether that move should be into on-campus or off-campus housing. Which will be better for your college experience? Which will be more fun? You might be surprised how much independence on-campus housing offers. And when you add in all the other perks, it’s a tempting option for college freshmen.

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Topics: student life, campus life

Prerequisites for Nursing Programs? Not Here!

Posted on Wed, Jun 03, 2015

If you’ve made the decision to pursue your passion for nursing, you’ve already taken an important first step. After all, simply knowing what you want out of your career is so important.

But what’s next? To create the future you’ve always wanted, you need a plan that fits in with your life and expectations. To help, we’ll take a closer look at our no-prerequisite nursing program and other degree options.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

5 Ways Students Benefit From Our Cadaver Lab

Posted on Fri, May 29, 2015

No matter your field, one of the best ways to learn is by getting real-world experience in addition to classroom knowledge. At Nebraska Methodist College, students have the opportunity to learn about the human body beyond the traditional classroom thanks to our human cadaver laboratory. As a component of NMC’s Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, the lectures and demonstrations provided in the cadaver lab benefit students in a variety of ways.

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Topics: healthcare education

Healthcare Certificate Programs Put You on the Fast Track

Posted on Wed, May 27, 2015

If you think the only way to get in the healthcare field is to complete a full degree program, you’re ignoring some great options. Healthcare certificate programs offer another way to launch your career, and the shorter timeframe makes sense for a lot of people.

If pursuing a degree isn’t ideal for your situation at the moment, it’s a good idea to look at alternatives, with the certificate route offering a lot of pros and relatively few drawbacks.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions

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