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Preparing For College Your SOPHOMORE Year of High School

Posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The wait for college can seem absurdly long, especially if you’re not even old enough to drive yet. Believe me when I say, however, that the time will fly by and the application process will be here before you know it.

If you’re a sophomore in high school, there’s plenty you can do to start preparing for college. In fact, many of the steps you take right now could determine the path you eventually travel. If you’re serious about earning a college education at an awesome campus that fits your personality to a tee, then you’ll definitely want to think about the following tips.

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Topics: college routine, preparing for college

Time for a Career Switch: Why Nursing School is A Good Fit

Posted on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

It’s not just first-time freshmen who come to Nebraska Methodist College to earn their degrees in nursing. Our nursing school regularly accepts students from all walks of life, including those who have worked in another career for many years but choose a fresh start in the field of nursing.

If you’ve been contemplating a new career, there are many reasons why you might want to give nursing a closer look. Persons who embark on this path, especially those who do so later in life, discover fulfillment and enrichment in ways they never would have dreamed.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, transfer students

Why Earn Your MSN? Students Share Their Stories

Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

When an individual receives their RN certification, their nursing education is far from complete. Today, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is merely a baseline. Nurses now have the opportunity to pursue additional positions of expertise thanks to the advent of Master’s and Doctoral degrees in nursing.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

PTA Versus Physical Therapist: What’s the Difference?

Posted on Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Physical therapists play a critical role in the lives of their clients, but the effect that physical therapist assistants have is no less critical. In fact, PTAs enjoy rich, rewarding careers filled with opportunities to have a significant impact on countless individuals.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, physical therapist assistant

Surg Tech Undercover: Students Reveal Favorite Operations

Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2016

To be a surgical technologist, you certainly can’t be squeamish. You’ll be on hand to assist the surgeon as he or she cuts into any and all parts of the human body.

For those who can stomach these procedures, participating in a life-saving surgery is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. What might be gruesome to some signifies to others the immense level of hard work and determination required to make a huge difference in someone’s life.

To get a better idea of what it really means to be a surg tech, I gathered the opinions of students in the middle of the Surg Tech Associate’s Degree program here at Nebraska Methodist College. I wanted to know what the coolest procedures they ever took part in were as well as why those operations stood out to them more than any others.

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Topics: patient care, healthcare education, surgical technology

Which Advanced Practice Nursing Role Is Right for You?

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Nurse Practitioner. Nurse anesthetist. Nurse midwife. Clinical Nurse Specialist.

These four roles have come to define the final stage of the journey for nurses who want to reach the pinnacle of their professions.

People outside of healthcare may assume there’s quite a bit of overlap between these professions. In small ways, that’s true, but in big ways, it’s really not. Although they all start with someone becoming an RN, these four titles are quite different in scope. Different tasks, different departments, different ways of interacting with patients.

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Topics: nurse education, Family Nurse Practitioner, graduate programs

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

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