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Is An MSN or DNP Right For You?

Posted on Wed, Mar 29, 2017

“Should I go on to earn the next degree?”

This is a question you’ve likely asked yourself multiple times. But as healthcare evolves, the question nurses will confront isn’t if they should earn a degree, but which degree they should earn.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

NMC Sophomore Heads to Haiti for Medical Mission

Posted on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

This article was published by Leeanna Ellis at the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise on 3/16/2017.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, student spotlight

Bolivia Immersion Lets Maddie See Another Side of Healthcare

Posted on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

At Nebraska Methodist College, it’s not enough for our students to just learn about healthcare. So that they get an experience that truly embraces the core tenets of our school’s philosophy, students immerse themselves in the healthcare field.

Often, that requires stepping outside one’s comfort zone and traveling to places far removed from healthcare in Nebraska and the United States. For students like Maddie, these moments turn into memories that last a lifetime.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, student spotlight

10 Nursing Myths That No Student Should Fall For

Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

As a nursing school that’s been operating for 125 years, we’ve heard just about everything, and even the most well-meaning nursing students tend to come in with the same handful of misconceptions.

It’s time to dispel those myths once and for all. The following are ten nursing myths that our own faculty reveal should no longer be a part of the conversation.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

Jocelyn’s Award-Winning Compassion Finds a Global Stage

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Nebraska Methodist College can’t train people to be compassionate. What NMC does is draw out those traits that are already within our students, giving them the chance to act on their most noble values by becoming nurses and practitioners of healthcare.

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Topics: nurse education, student achievements, alumni spotlight

Why More Nurses Are Earning a DNP Than Ever Before

Posted on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

There was a time when, to most people, the word “doctor” was interchangeable with “physician.” If you made a doctor’s appointment, it meant you were going in to see a physician.

That’s not always the case now. Today, a visit to the doctor could just as accurately be described as a visit to the nurse. Nurses are earning a DNP in record numbers, and with those doctorates comes an expanded role in patient care.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

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

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

Which Advanced Practice Nursing Role Is Right for You?

Posted on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Nurse Practitioner. Nurse anesthetist. Nurse midwife. Clinical Nurse Specialist.

These four roles have come to define the final stage of the journey for nurses who want to reach the pinnacle of their professions.

People outside of healthcare may assume there’s quite a bit of overlap between these professions. In small ways, that’s true, but in big ways, it’s really not. Although they all start with someone becoming an RN, these four titles are quite different in scope. Different tasks, different departments, different ways of interacting with patients.

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Topics: nurse education, Family Nurse Practitioner, graduate programs