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LaToya Called to Healthcare Career While Taking Care of Son

Posted on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

You’ve been by their bedside.

Maybe it was your grandpa or your mom. Maybe it was your brother or your daughter. But you were there for them.

Life threw you a curveball, and you rose to the challenge. You became their caregiver. 

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight, respiratory care

Bridget Won't Let CF Hold Her Back from Helping Others

Posted on Mon, Jul 31, 2017

You’ve been the patient. Maybe it was when you were just a toddler. Maybe it happened last week. But it definitely changed your life forever.

Somewhere along the way, you found the inspiration to turn your diagnosis into motivation. From that point on, you’ve wanted to help others like you.

Many of our students, like Bridget Huddleston, come to Nebraska Methodist College because of a personal health condition.

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Topics: student spotlight, respiratory care

Bachelor’s Popularity Skyrockets in Respiratory Care Field

Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2016

For years, the entry point and the typical education among Respiratory Care practitioners has remained the Associate’s degree.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

Exceptional Care Inspires LaToya to Join Respiratory Therapy

Posted on Thu, Jun 16, 2016

It's been a year since LaToya joined the Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree program at Nebraska Methodist College. She's grown to thrive in the role, and when asked, LaToya’s classmates admire her relaxed, caring attitude toward patients.

This outer calm is remarkable given the journey she's gone through to get here. A Texas native, LaToya moved to Omaha to be with her son, Tadrean, while he waited to receive a liver transplant. During his months on the transplant waiting list, Tadrean needed round-the-clock care, and LaToya stayed at the Ronald McDonald House at night.

At one point, LaToya received even more devastating news: Tadrean was diagnosed with acute chronic respiratory failure. This new diagnosis meant that, in addition to a liver transplant, Tadrean needed a respiratory therapist.

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Topics: student spotlight, respiratory care

Kimberly Shows Resilience In Respiratory Therapy Program

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

Kimberly’s life's mission is to help everyone “breathe a little easier.”

But that wasn't always the case. Prior to attending Nebraska Methodist College, she worked in a call center for nine years before saying “enough.” She wanted a career where she could both provide for her family and put her people skills to good use.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight, respiratory care

7 Reasons Respiratory Therapy Is Lifting Off

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Respiratory therapy is the most in-demand healthcare career no one seems to be talking about. Despite a fantastic job outlook and evidence of a continued need for qualified individuals, respiratory care just doesn’t get the buzz it deserves.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, respiratory care