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A New Beginning for the Mobile Diabetes Center

Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2016

For decades, Nebraska Methodist College has provided education and screening services to Omaha and beyond via the Mobile Diabetes Center. Last Thursday, this facet of the community received new life.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, Diabetes

Omaha Immersion Trip Teaches Sustainability to Students

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Recently, we shared word of Nebraska Methodist College students traveling to Laredo, Texas to help out Habitat for Humanity and make a difference to the people of that community.

But the students of NMC also do plenty of good work right here. Our Immersion experiences are dedicated to showing future healthcare workers how they can make a difference anywhere, and sometimes that means doing things a little closer to home.

A class of students actually just finished up their own Immersion trip in Omaha. And while they didn't board a plane to do so, their work still showcases the kind of dedication that our students bring to their professions no matter the locale.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, community wellness

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

How NMC’s Immersion Trips Round Out Your College Experience

Posted on Thu, May 21, 2015

Textbooks, tests, notes:  What you learn in your college classroom is essential, but the educational experiences that shape you outside the classroom could potentially be even more important. Not every aspect of healthcare can be summed up in a lecture or a set of multiple-choice questions.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, Center for Health Partnerships

Redefining Clinicals With The Dedicated Education Unit

Posted on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College is constantly trying to improve methods of education to provide a better experience for students.  An old model of doing things might work, but every once in awhile, you want to revisit that model to see if there’s any possible way to change things for the better.

That’s where the Dedicated Education Unit comes in.  The result of a partnership between nursing faculty at NMC and the leadership at Methodist Hospital, the DEU seeks to upend expectations of what a clinical rotation means to nursing students.

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Topics: nurse education, service learning, 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

Students Explore Local Food Issues During Service Immersion

Posted on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

In March, a group of 11 Nebraska Methodist College students participated in the Spring Break Service Immersion, giving them a first-hand look at food issues in the surrounding Omaha community. The service immersion focused on the nutritional status of children among Omaha’s urban population. 

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, student organizations

NMC Students Experience Life as Promotoras First-Hand

Posted on Tue, Feb 05, 2013

In early January, a group of Nebraska Methodist College students traveled to Laredo, Texas, for the Winter Break Service Immersion.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning

Service-Learning a Win-Win for Students, Community

Posted on Mon, Nov 05, 2012

Service-learning is a valuable and rewarding part of the education that students receive at Nebraska Methodist College. Simply put, service-learning is learning while serving your community. It’s about helping others in need while gaining important experience for a future job or career.

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Topics: healthcare education, community outreach, service learning