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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

Jess Vs. The First Semester at NMC

Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

You could say Jess's passion for nursing began early. After sun-kissed summers at the pool as a certified lifeguard as a teenager, watching her mother care for elderly people at the retirement home and working through her father's death after a terminal illness, Jess knew she wanted to help others, and nursing was where she wanted to be.

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Topics: student life, student spotlight, nursing

In Laredo, the Experience of a Lifetime for Students

Posted on Mon, Feb 08, 2016

The home neared completion, not quite move-in ready but nearly there. The students were able to look from one to another with the realization that they had contributed in a substantial way to the future happiness of the couple who would be moving in just a few short days, ready to welcome their new baby into the world.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, nursing

NMC Nursing Grad Opens Clinic That Challenges Tradition

Posted on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The role of the nurse in a clinical setting is changing dramatically, and Nebraska Methodist College encourages each and every one of our nursing students to embrace the opportunities that are now being afforded.

Nowhere is this expanded scope more evident than in the role of the nurse practitioner.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, nursing