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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

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 Nurse Educator Degrees Are In Season This Summer

Posted on Tue, Jun 21, 2016

More nurses than ever are finding enrichment by moving toward a career doing something they probably never expected: teaching.

The country needs nurses. Desperately. But in order to address the seriously problematic nursing shortage taking place across the nation, the country also needs people to teach those nurses. As such, nurse educators are highly in demand, and nurses young and old are flocking to these jobs for myriad reasons.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

Why the Time Is Right to Jump from BSN to MSN

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016

You’ve been through college. Put in the time. Got through the NCLEX with flying colors.

But now, months or years removed from school, the idea of going back gets brought up. Maybe you’re seeing the numerous positions nurses can hold in modern healthcare, or perhaps you simply enjoyed the world of academia and love the idea of learning new things.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

Jake Demonstrates The Value of Having Men In Nursing

Posted on Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Men in nursing are in the minority: They make up just 10 percent of the U.S. nursing population. So you can imagine that Jake, a student at Nebraska Methodist College who had dabbled in four different majors, took his parents by surprise when he announced, out of the blue, that he wanted to be a nurse.

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Topics: nurse education, student life, nursing

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

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

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