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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

Taylor Finds the Right Place to Pursue Lifelong Nursing Dream

Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017


You’ve always known that you wanted to help others. Maybe you were inspired by your loved one’s caregivers. Maybe you have family members you look up to who work in healthcare.

Now, you just want to make sure you find the right place to pursue your passion, whether you’re transferring or straight out of high school. You need a challenging but welcoming environment where you can learn to be the best and have fun along the way.

Many of our students, like Taylor Kolvek, come to Nebraska Methodist College to realize their lifelong dream because of our academic reputation and student life opportunities.

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Topics: student spotlight, nursing, transfer students

NMC Senior Receives Prestigious National Award from APNA

Posted on Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Nebraska Methodist College senior nursing student Jennifer Dobey is one of just 15 undergraduate students to be selected a 2017 Board of Directors Student Scholar by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).

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Topics: student achievements, scholarships, student spotlight, nursing

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

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