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Mammography Program Caps Off Year-Long Rad Tech Expansion

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Your eyes don’t deceive you: there’s something different about the Nebraska Methodist College website.

For the rest of October 2016, the signature blue of the Methodist Health System and its affiliates has given way to the color pink on the NMC website.

This acts as a show of solidarity with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s far from the only thing happening on campus. We also just announced an online mammography program, which will give Radiologic Technology specialists the tools they’ll need to conduct diagnostic imaging of the human breast.

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Topics: healthcare education, new programs, rad tech program

Stay in the Game with a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

Posted on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

A physical therapist assistant degree is the perfect fit for student athletes.

Very few people will have the opportunity to play professional sports. For most, that means the world of athletics ends at the high school or collegiate level.

A PTA Associate’s degree, however, enables you to remain a part of that world for decades to come. You regularly interact with people of all shapes and sizes, even fellow athletes, to help them recover from whatever injuries they’ve sustained.

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Topics: healthcare education, health professions, physical therapist assistant

Record Growth in Healthcare Careers: What That Means For You

Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The healthcare field is experiencing unprecedented growth. And it’s not just in one area; from surgical technology to occupational therapy and everything in between, the entirety of healthcare is expanding at an astonishing rate.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

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

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

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

Summer Brings Exciting Changes to NMC Campus

Posted on Tue, May 24, 2016

The summer season has arrived at Nebraska Methodist College, but that doesn’t mean you’ll catch us taking a vacation anytime soon. In fact, this summer is shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent memory, as our institution is set to experience an unprecedented amount of change over just a few short months.

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Topics: healthcare education, campus life, new programs

Felicia Overcomes Obstacles to Finish Sonography Program

Posted on Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Felicia.jpgA science maven, Felicia graduated from a large school in Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Sciences, originally thinking she wanted to work with animals. But witnessing a wolf being put down changed her outlook.

Rather than continue on a path she was no longer sure about, Felicia looked for a program that would allow her to help people.

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Topics: healthcare education, student spotlight, sonography

6 Challenges to Becoming a Healthcare Leader

Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2016

Healthcare-Leaders.jpgIf you’ve been a part of the healthcare field for a few years, you’re probably ready to tackle new responsibilities. Maybe you want to switch departments, work in a different sort of environment or vie for a promotion.

You should be commended for this decision. Modern healthcare is filled with an array of options suited to the abilities you possess and your interests as a professional.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

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