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Heading to College? Do’s, Don’ts and a College Dorm Checklist

Posted on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Heading off to college is an exciting milestone – especially if you’re moving away from home for the first time. But deciding what to bring and how to prepare for this new adventure has been known to cause the occasional freak-out. Never fear: We’ve got you covered. With help from our resident advisors, we’ve compiled a list of the do's and don'ts of planning for college life, plus we put together a handy college dorm room checklist you can download for free.

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Tags: student life, campus life, college routine

5 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing a College

Posted on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

When you're ready to compare colleges, you’ll need to spend some time and effort really getting a feel for your top choices. It’s a big decision, so it makes sense to visit campuses, get to know college representatives and ask a LOT of questions. When you do the work of comparing and contrasting, you can better pick the school that’s the best fit for you.

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Tags: college, heatlh professions, nursing

Redefining Clinicals With The Dedicated Education Unit

Posted on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College is constantly trying to improve methods of education to provide a better experience for students.  An old model of doing things might work, but every once in awhile, you want to revisit that model to see if there’s any possible way to change things for the better.

That’s where the Dedicated Education Unit comes in.  The result of a partnership between nursing faculty at NMC and the leadership at Methodist Hospital, the DEU seeks to upend expectations of what a clinical rotation means to nursing students.

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Tags: nurse education, service learning, nursing

Careers 101: How to Become a Respiratory Therapist

Posted on Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Do you like thinking on your feet and being challenged to make important medical decisions? Would you enjoy working directly with patients to make a difference in their quality of life? 

With plenty of variety to keep you engaged, numerous instances of hands-on patient care and a wide array of job opportunities, respiratory therapy is a career worth considering.

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Tags: allied health career, health professions

Advocating To Prevent Never Events

Posted on Mon, Apr 13, 2015

This story has been reposted from HONOReform, an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of injection safety and the prevention of Never Events.  Some of Nebraska Methodist College's own Nursing Faculty recently contributed to the HONOReform blog, and their work is being republished here.

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Tags: nurse education, nursing

What Makes a Good Nurse? 6 Key Traits

Posted on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Holding a patient’s hand before a procedure. Listening to their concerns with empathy. Comforting a frightened child.

What do these things have in common? They're all part of being a nurse.

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Tags: nurse education, patient care, nursing

Coffee House 2015 Brings Out The Write Stuff In NMC Students

Posted on Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College graduates around the region are heralded for their nursing and healthcare acumen, but this past Tuesday, the college sought to honor those persons who demonstrated exceptional work in another regard:  their writing.

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Tags: student achievements, student spotlight

The Short List: Healthcare Jobs You Can Start in 2 Years or Less

Posted on Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Getting into a rewarding healthcare job doesn’t have to take a long time. That’s because the demand for allied health professionals is booming.

These rewarding careers are typically acquired with degrees and certificates that take far less time than your standard Bachelor's degree.  This means you might be able to jump into your new job in two years – or even less! The following is a list of healthcare jobs you can start in no time flat as well as some information on what makes a fast-tracked education attractive to the average student.

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Tags: allied health career, health professions

It Takes Brains To Work In NMC’s Zombie Simulator!

Posted on Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Over the past few years, zombie fever has swept the nation thanks to shows like the Walking Dead and the Real Housewives franchise.  But what would happen if this phenomenon left the realm of pop culture and entered the real world?  Would today’s nursing and healthcare professionals be prepared to handle the unique challenges posed by a zombie outbreak?

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Tags: just for fun, new programs

How Long is Nursing School? 5 Surprising Factors

Posted on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

When it comes to getting your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the length of time from start to finish is based on a number of factors. Although the common phrase might be "four-year degree," that doesn't mean everyone completes their coursework in the same amount of time.

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Tags: nurse education, college, nursing

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