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NMC Holds Summer 2014 Commencement

Posted on Fri, Aug 08, 2014

It's finally that time! They put in the hours and all the extra work and now's it's time to walk across the stage and accept the degree they worked so hard to achieve. Graduation service was held at St. Andrew's Methodist Church on Friday, August 8th. Congrats class of 2014!

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Topics: student achievements, healthcare education, rad tech program

Graduate Spotlight: Molly Bouc, Surgical Technology

Posted on Thu, May 22, 2014

Nebraska Methodist College student Molly Bouc is one of the many members of the recently graduated Class of 2014. Bouc graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology. Bouc took time out of her busy schedule to talk about graduation and her future job at the Nebraska Medical Center. 

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Topics: student achievements, student spotlight, surgical technology, health professions

Student Spotlight: Kelli Hansen, Healthcare Operations Management

Posted on Thu, May 01, 2014

Kelli Hansen is the chief nursing officer and founder of Advocate Nurses, LLC and the business development coordinator for A Voice 4 U, LLC. She is also a student in Nebraska Methodist College’s Healthcare Operations Management master’s program. Kelli took time out of her busy schedule this week to discuss her career and her passion for patient advocacy.

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Topics: student achievements, alumni spotlight, student spotlight

Nursing Journal Publishes Research by NMC Students

Posted on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Research conducted by a group of Nebraska Methodist College students was recently featured in American Nursing Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association.

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Topics: student achievements, healthcare education, college

How to Make the Dean's List

Posted on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Nebraska Methodist College congratulates students who were recently named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students who are achieving at high levels academically. To qualify for Nebraska Methodist College’s Dean’s List, degree-seeking students need a 3.75 semester grade point average (GPA) or better and must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

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Topics: student achievements, college

Upward Bound Students Build Lasting Skills through Poetry Competitions

Posted on Fri, Mar 15, 2013

Poetry Contest

Writing poetry is not an easy art form. Now add to that the challenge of performing your poem from memory on stage and in front of a group of your peers. That’s just what a group of students from Nebraska Methodist College’s Upward Bound program will be doing later this month during two Louder Than a Bomb poetry competitions.

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Topics: student achievements, upward bound, poetry contest

Anybody Need a Hug? They're Free!

Posted on Fri, Dec 14, 2012

The students, faculty and staff at Nebraska Methodist College are second to none. We've always known that. But once again, they continue to amaze us with their kind hearts, compassion and love. This time of year is stressful and hectic for everyone, let alone for college students wrapping up a tough academic semester. But that didn't stop a few of our nursing students from reaching out and showing that they care.

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Topics: student achievements, nursing

Nebraska Methodist College Alumni Continue to Impress

Posted on Thu, Nov 08, 2012

Nebraska Methodist College graduates enter the workforce full of knowledge, compassion and prepared to make a difference. We've always known that but we continue to receive reminders of just how great they are. See what some of them have been up to...

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Topics: student achievements

Service Immersion: Opportunity for Students to Make a Positive Impact

Posted on Sun, Oct 28, 2012

Nursing student, Jori Reeves, and her paramedic partner/driver on the Rosebud Reservation during the fall fall break immersion.

Sometimes, a job is just a job. It pays the bills, puts food on the table and keeps the lights on. But sometimes, a job is more than that. It’s a career, a passion, an opportunity to make a positive difference for others and in the world around you.

Giving Back

At Nebraska Methodist College, students have a lot of opportunities to get their feet wet in the different roles they might have in their chosen career path. But they also have opportunities to experience the positive impact they can have in the lives of others using their skills.

A big example of these opportunities is NMC’s Service Immersions, which are offered during the fall winter, spring and summer breaks. Recently, a group of NMC students participated in the Rosebud Service Immersion during fall break. From Oct. 7 to 12, the group traveled to the Rosebud Indian Reservation, located in South Dakota just north of Valentine, Neb.

During the trip, NMC students got a first-hand look at many of the public health-related challenges that exist on the Rosebud Reservation, while also having an opportunity to make a difference. Students worked with Indian Health Services as well as several community agencies, such as a local women’s shelter and an alcohol and substance abuse recovery ranch for youth. Students had the opportunity to work in actual hospital settings or with a community nurse who served local schools and did home visits. Several students also had the opportunity to help on ambulance calls.

"It re-lit a spark in me..."

For some students, the trip was a revealing experience about the health issues that exist on the reservation, including those related to drug and alcohol abuse. For others, the trip was inspiring and reaffirming that through their chosen career path they could have positive and meaningful impacts on the lives of others.

Here’s what a few students said about the trip:  

  • “Personally, this experience has been a real eye-opener and wake up call to a lot of the issues facing Native Americans. It has made me really want to reach out and help these people in order to help them to get ahead in life and help with the healing process.”

  • “This trip has affected me in a way that is even hard to put into words. It has re-lit a spark in me that has been out for a while now. Coming on this trip, I wasn’t sure I was going to be continuing nursing in the spring. However, this opportunity has once again reminded me how much I want to care for and help others.”

  • “I learned that I have a really deep desire to reach out and serve individuals that are in the greatest need.”

The Service Immersions are part of NMC’s mission to transform students into educated citizens and to give them a greater holistic perspective of not only the world around them, but their relation to it and the impact they can have on it.

We're Not Done Yet

More Service Immersions are planned for this school year. In January, a group of NMC students will travel to the border town of Laredo, Texas, focusing on diabetes prevention and health issues related to immigration. Students will work with Habitat for Humanity and the Sisters of Mercy.

In March, another group will travel to Nashville, Tenn., where they will be working with the Nashville Mobile Market and the Martha O’Bryan Center educating individuals on healthy food choices and how nutrition affects health.

For more information about NMC’s Service Immersion offerings, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page. If you have participated in a Service Immersion at NMC, please tell us about your experience in the comments below.

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Topics: student achievements, healthcare education, community outreach

Student Wins Nursing Essay Contest

Posted on Mon, Sep 10, 2012

Nebraska Methodist College student, Jed Hansen was selected as  a winner for the New Careers In Nursing (NCIN) I Believe this About Nursing essay contest for the month of June, 2012.

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Topics: nurse education, student achievements, healthcare education, nursing