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Why It’s Not Just Healthcare Classes At NMC

Posted on Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Nebraska Methodist College is renowned around the metro area for its nursing and allied health curriculum. For 30 years, we’ve enabled persons in assorted healthcare fields to offer the best care possible, and for 95 years before that, we educated nurses to excel in the very same way.

But we’re not just teaching a trade. This is perhaps the biggest misunderstanding among some students when they visit our school. People believe that we focus only on the technical aspects of their future healthcare role, whether that be nursing, surgical technology, occupational therapy or any number of other disciplines offered at NMC.

What this fails to take into account is all those other things that create a successful healthcare practitioner. The technical portion of the job is only the beginning of a valuable education in the field of healing.

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education, student life

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