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NMC Sophomore Travels to Haiti for Medical Mission

Posted on Mon, May 15, 2017

This article was published by Leeanna Ellis at the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise on 5/12/2017.

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Topics: community outreach, student spotlight, nursing

NMC Sophomore Heads to Haiti for Medical Mission

Posted on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

This article was published by Leeanna Ellis at the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise on 3/16/2017.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, student spotlight

Bolivia Immersion Lets Maddie See Another Side of Healthcare

Posted on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

At Nebraska Methodist College, it’s not enough for our students to just learn about healthcare. So that they get an experience that truly embraces the core tenets of our school’s philosophy, students immerse themselves in the healthcare field.

Often, that requires stepping outside one’s comfort zone and traveling to places far removed from healthcare in Nebraska and the United States. For students like Maddie, these moments turn into memories that last a lifetime.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, student spotlight

Multispecialty Sonography Program The Perfect Fit for Ishah

Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

For Ishah, a second year Multispecialty Sonography student at Nebraska Methodist College, the dream of becoming an imaging specialist doesn’t have a typical start. Many people grow up with their sights set on this in-demand job, doing everything they can to become the person who conducts imaging procedures on pregnant stomachs, internal medical issues and more.

Ishah’s choice was a little more practical.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight, sonography

Positivity Shapes Lauren’s Journey Through Nursing School

Posted on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

As a child, Lauren had to receive an allergy shot every day. For most kids, this would be a scary prospect, but Lauren's Great-Aunt Deanna's skill as a nurse helped forge an early love of the profession. Deanna maintained a friendly, positive demeanor while giving the shots, making them much easier to bear.

These daily interactions inspired Lauren to bring the same comfort to patients. Now in her third year of nursing school, Lauren has quickly fallen in love with Nebraska Methodist College.

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Topics: nurse education, student organizations, student spotlight

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

TRIO SSS Helps Nursing Student Overcome Barriers

Posted on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Shawn isn’t a traditional nursing student. For one thing, he’s already enjoyed a successful brokerage career in Sarasota, Florida. For another, well, he’s a dude in a traditionally female workplace. And unlike most students fresh out of high school, he has to balance college with his own job and a family that includes four daughters.

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Topics: nurse education, financial aid, student spotlight

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

Felicia Overcomes Obstacles to Finish Sonography Program

Posted on Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Felicia.jpgA science maven, Felicia graduated from a large school in Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Sciences, originally thinking she wanted to work with animals. But witnessing a wolf being put down changed her outlook.

Rather than continue on a path she was no longer sure about, Felicia looked for a program that would allow her to help people.

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Topics: healthcare education, student spotlight, sonography

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