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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

Tibetan Monks Bring Fresh Perspective to Healthcare Students

Posted on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College students sat transfixed. Their teacher for the day lectured not about science but about the healing power of compassion.

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Topics: patient care, student life, campus life

Mock Car Crash Reveals The Inner Workings of Healthcare

Posted on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

On Tuesday, September 8, Nebraska Methodist College will hold an Interdisciplinary Day designed to emphasize to students the growing importance of interacting as a team in a healthcare setting.

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Topics: patient care, healthcare education, health professions

MSN Grads Publish Work in Nursing Honor Society

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

As Heather Rolling was conducting her rounds as a nurse within the Methodist Health System, something stood out to her and her colleagues: when nurses undergo a shift change, they visit the beds of each and every patient to conduct a bedside report. That way, the incoming nurse is informed of the patients and their conditions.

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Topics: patient care, alumni spotlight, nursing

What Makes a Good Nurse? 6 Key Traits

Posted on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Holding a patient’s hand before a procedure. Listening to their concerns with empathy. Comforting a frightened child.

What do these things have in common? They're all part of being a nurse.

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Topics: nurse education, patient care, nursing

CDC Raising Funds for New Mobile Diabetes Unit through Omaha Gives!

Posted on Tue, May 20, 2014

Through the Mobile Diabetes Center, Nebraska Methodist College students provide crucial diabetes screenings and education in a wide variety of community settings while gaining valuable experience. Through Omaha Gives!, the community will have an opportunity to support the next generation of the Mobile Diabetes Center.

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Topics: patient care, community outreach, college, service learning

Five Unique Careers in Nursing

Posted on Thu, Apr 03, 2014

All jobs in nursing aren’t the same. In fact, nurses come in a variety of careers and specialties that more than blow the lid off of outdated nursing stereotypes.

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Topics: nurse education, patient care, nursing

Mythbusters: The Affordable Care Act Will Reduce Demand for Healthcare Professionals

Posted on Fri, Mar 14, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has continued to be a hot-button issue as its changes are rolled out. Political debate over the ACA has created confusion about what the future holds for varying healthcare career fields. Whether you are already working in healthcare or are considering a career in the healthcare industry, that uncertainty can be concerning, especially as you try to make decisions that are best for your own future. 

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Topics: patient care, healthcare education, healthcare reform, nursing

Obamacare: Ball Now in Educators’ Court

Posted on Wed, Mar 05, 2014

By Dennis Joslin, PhD
President and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College

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Topics: patient care, healthcare education, healthcare reform

Survey Says Nurses Most Trusted Professionals

Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2013

Nurses are considered the most trusted of any professionals, according to a recent Gallup survey.

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Topics: patient care, nurse survey