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Legislative Bill Would Give Nurse Practitioners Greater Independence in Nebraska

Posted on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Nurse practitioners in Nebraska may soon be able to practice independently, thanks to a bill recently advanced in the Nebraska State Legislature. According to an article in Tuesday’s Omaha World-Herald, Legislative Bill 916 would eliminate a requirement in Nebraska’s current law that nurse practitioners have practice agreements with physicians. 

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Topics: healthcare education, Family Nurse Practitioner, nursing

Nursing Journal Publishes Research by NMC Students

Posted on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Research conducted by a group of Nebraska Methodist College students was recently featured in American Nursing Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association.

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Topics: student achievements, healthcare education, college

Mythbusters: The Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Demand for Healthcare Professionals

Posted on Fri, Mar 14, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has continued to be a hot-button issue as its changes are rolled out. Political debate over the ACA has created confusion about what the future holds for varying healthcare career fields. Whether you are already working in healthcare or are considering a career in the healthcare industry, that uncertainty can be concerning, especially as you try to make decisions that are best for your own future. 

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Topics: patient care, healthcare education, healthcare reform, nursing

Obamacare: Ball Now in Educators’ Court

Posted on Wed, Mar 05, 2014

By Dennis Joslin, PhD
President and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College

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Topics: patient care, healthcare education, healthcare reform