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Omaha Immersion Trip Teaches Sustainability to Students

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Recently, we shared word of Nebraska Methodist College students traveling to Laredo, Texas to help out Habitat for Humanity and make a difference to the people of that community.

But the students of NMC also do plenty of good work right here. Our Immersion experiences are dedicated to showing future healthcare workers how they can make a difference anywhere, and sometimes that means doing things a little closer to home.

A class of students actually just finished up their own Immersion trip in Omaha. And while they didn't board a plane to do so, their work still showcases the kind of dedication that our students bring to their professions no matter the locale.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, community wellness

Determination Takes Abby from Mexico to NMC Nursing School

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Abby's parents always wanted the best for their children – even if that meant making the tough decision to move from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, as undocumented immigrants when Abby was just six years old.

After several formative years, the family was deported to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Both Abby and her sister, Claudia, remember this as the lowest point in their educational careers. 

"Going back to Mexico was our hardest journey. We were used to English and the American education system. We were in shock," said Claudia.

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Topics: nurse education, student spotlight, nursing

Making the Leap From HOSA to a Healthcare Career

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

If you’re a member of HOSA, then you’re already well on your way to a rewarding career as a health professional. As someone who’s passionate about helping other people, you’re probably willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be roadblocks. Not everyone in HOSA is actually going to wind up with a job in healthcare. If you’re really committed to having a successful position in this rewarding field, we want you to remember these six tips. They’re absolutely critical when it comes to transitioning from HOSA to a healthcare career.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, preparing for college

How Being a Pharm Tech Now Can Help Your Career Later

Posted on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

You don’t need to become a pharmacist to work in a pharmacy. In fact, you don’t even need a degree. You can jump straight into the field if you’re willing to get the proper certification.

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Topics: new programs, allied health career, Professional Development

7 Reasons Respiratory Therapy Is Lifting Off

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Respiratory therapy is the most in-demand healthcare career no one seems to be talking about. Despite a fantastic job outlook and evidence of a continued need for qualified individuals, respiratory care just doesn’t get the buzz it deserves.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, respiratory care

Decision Time Is Here: 6 Steps to Choosing the Right College

Posted on Fri, Mar 11, 2016

If you’re in high school, then you probably don’t realize how much the college application process has changed in recent years. You used to have to fill out, by hand (!), every piece of documentation required by your prospective college, meaning you only really had time to apply for about three or four colleges at max.

In 2016, you can apply for dozens of colleges with a couple clicks and copying and pasting the same information into the same fields on websites around the country. But this creates its own headaches, because now you must choose which of those dozens of colleges you actually want to attend, and that’s not always easy.

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Topics: student life, campus life, preparing for college

Medical Assistant Program Helps Shari Make an Impact

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Shari knows what she wants: a meaningful healthcare career that will open the door for more educational opportunities.

And it seems like she is well on her way: She recently transferred to the Nebraska Methodist College Medical Assistant program after nine months at a traditional university.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight

APRNs: Why The Time Is Right to Earn Your DNP

Posted on Mon, Mar 07, 2016

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, you may feel like you’ve already reached a comfortable spot within your profession. So why is it more important than ever that you complete your education with the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree?

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, online education

TRIO SSS: A Brand New Resource for NMC Students

Posted on Wed, Mar 02, 2016

I’m thrilled to share the news that, for the first time ever, Nebraska Methodist College is a participant in the TRIO Student Support Services program. This will enable us to offer unparalleled support to those students who have historically been underrepresented in college, providing them with opportunities that others may take for granted.

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Topics: student life, financial aid, new programs