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Sajna Seizes New Opportunities at NMC

Posted on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

In her 23 years, Sajna has seen more suffering than most of us could imagine.

As a young girl living in war-torn Bosnia Herzegovina in 1995, Sajna was thrown into the world of makeshift war-time healthcare. Her own mother was tasked with being a nurse with minimal experience. As a soldier in the Bosnian Army, her father had been shot four times.

"My mom had to make do with the resources we had to help others. She wasn't a registered nurse. I remember interacting with amputees, seeing wounds treated,” Sajna said.

But instead of being scared or repulsed by what she saw, Sajna was fascinated.

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Topics: campus life, student spotlight, nursing

In-Depth Guide to the Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Nurse-Educator-Teaching-Class.jpgFinancial aid is at the top of every college undergrad’s mind around this time of year, but it’s important for graduate students to think about some of the opportunities for tuition assistance that are out there as well.

This goes doubly so when you’re a nurse considering a Master of Science in Nursing degree. If you’re interested in a career as an educator, there’s one resource you absolutely must look into: the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP).

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Topics: nurse education, financial aid, nursing

Nursing Achievement Coach Helps Students Excel

Posted on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to improve student outcomes. Nebraska Methodist College prides itself on the infrastructure we’ve put in place to enhance achievement. From the brand new Student Engagement Center, which has quickly proven popular among the campus community, to the various counseling services we offer, we’ll do whatever we can to help students attain success.

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Topics: nurse education, faculty spotlight, nursing

7 FAFSA Myths Almost Every Student Falls For

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2016

College-Piggy-Bank.jpgIt’s that most wonderful time of the year, when students everywhere cozy up to the fire with their favorite tablet in their lap, gather their documentation and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

For some, the thought of filling out this annual application brings a sense of dread. But fear not! Did you know that completing the FAFSA is easier than ever? It also has benefits that might not be readily apparent to the untrained eye.

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Topics: financial aid, scholarships

How to Recognize the Values of a Healthy Relationship

Posted on Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Candy-Hearts.jpgCollege is where you come to meet new people and truly become your own person. That often means connecting with someone who makes your heart go aflutter.

With Valentine’s Day almost here, it’s easy to get caught up in the romance. But it’s equally important to be able to evaluate whether or not the relationship you’re in is a healthy one.

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Topics: student life, college routine

Jess Vs. The First Semester at NMC

Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

You could say Jess's passion for nursing began early. After sun-kissed summers at the pool as a certified lifeguard as a teenager, watching her mother care for elderly people at the retirement home and working through her father's death after a terminal illness, Jess knew she wanted to help others, and nursing was where she wanted to be.

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Topics: student life, student spotlight, nursing

In Laredo, the Experience of a Lifetime for Students

Posted on Mon, Feb 08, 2016

The home neared completion, not quite move-in ready but nearly there. The students were able to look from one to another with the realization that they had contributed in a substantial way to the future happiness of the couple who would be moving in just a few short days, ready to welcome their new baby into the world.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, nursing

NMC Nursing Grad Opens Clinic That Challenges Tradition

Posted on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The role of the nurse in a clinical setting is changing dramatically, and Nebraska Methodist College encourages each and every one of our nursing students to embrace the opportunities that are now being afforded.

Nowhere is this expanded scope more evident than in the role of the nurse practitioner.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, nursing

Does Phlebotomy Make You the Perfect Med School Specimen?

Posted on Mon, Feb 01, 2016

When you’re applying to med school, you’re trying to turn yourself into the best candidate you can be. That means making your Curriculum Vitae irresistible to the committee that’s ultimately going to decide your fate.

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Topics: health professions, phlebotomy