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NMC Nursing Students Provide Fun, Free Food, Better Health at 5th Annual Minne Lusa Health Carnival

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Children, parents, teddy bears and baby goats were among those taking part in the 5th Annual Community Health Carnival at Minne Lusa Elementary School on April 18.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, community outreach, service learning, nursing

Pledge and Pin Represent NMC Students’ Commitment to Nursing

Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

A little over a decade ago, a trio of NMC students reflected on the pledge they had taken as first-year nursing students. And then, working together, they rewrote it.

Ever since, their words have been used in the NMC pledge and pinning ceremony that is a major milestone in the life of a nurse.

Two of the three pledge co-authors were present at First United Methodist Church on April 13 when 90 nursing students — one of the largest NMC pledge classes in recent history — took the pledge and were “pinned.”

One of the co-authors present was Jessi Cote, who led the student nurses in the pledge to nursing by reading aloud the words she’d helped to write.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, nursing

Alum’s Exhibit of Sexual Assault Survivor Stories Debuts at NMC April 1-30

Posted on Wed, Apr 04, 2018

According to U.S. Department of Justice, every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. And, it is likely that over the course of a lifetime, one in every six women in this country will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape.

We may know some of the numbers related to sexual assault, yet we typically know little or nothing about the victims and the impact of the assault.

Teresa Prince Conway, a Nebraska Methodist College alum and adjunct faculty member, has set out to change that. Her compelling photo exhibit, called “Survivor Stories,” debuted at NMC on April 1. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the exhibit is one of the awareness activities on campus.

Teresa’s desire to create the exhibit came from her own personal experience.

“I was a junior in college studying photojournalism when I was raped,” she explained.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, education against violence, faculty spotlight, sonography

Honoring the Retirement and Return of Dr. Lin Hughes

Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Dr. Linda “Lin” Hughes, Honorary Alumni (2011), longtime dean of nursing and recent interim vice president of academic affairs, officially retires from NMC on April 6.

But Lin is far too high-energy and deeply dedicated to NMC to retire for long. Instead, she is taking the required minimum of 120 days off the employee roster — and not one day more — before returning as an adjunct professor this August.

Now, in Lin’s 28th year as a member of our nursing faculty and her 46th year as a nurse, the NMC family knows it is impossible to measure the full scope of her contributions to students, faculty, our holistic culture and the nursing profession overall.

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Topics: faculty spotlight, nursing

Spring Break = A Time for Students to Help Others

Posted on Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Even while on spring break this week, NMC nursing students were still learning, helping others and making a difference. It was a busy time for students involved in service learning activities in the community and on campus. 

"As part of being a Nebraska Methodist College student nurse," said Trisha Baker, "we had the opportunity to participate in an Omaha immersion course to address the issue of food deserts and food insecurity."

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, service learning, student spotlight

NMC Takes Lead and Diabetes Screenings into the Community

Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

 

Better Health, Brighter Futures 

A drop of blood is small yet mighty.

Inside are 5 million red blood cells and answers to questions like these: Is my child at risk for lead poisoning? Do I have diabetes? Could my family’s health and future be in danger?

In Omaha and beyond, students and staff of Nebraska Methodist College are helping to answer these questions. They do this with compassion, skill and one quick finger prick at a time — and without expecting the public to find the time and transportation to come to them.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, community outreach, Diabetes

March Is Women's History Month: Remembering Miss Edna Fagan, RN (1914-2005)

Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Who is the most renowned nurse in Nebraska Methodist College’s first century of service? Without a doubt, that is Edna Fagan, a stern yet admired icon of nursing excellence known as "Miss Fagan" throughout more than six decades of association with NMC and Methodist Hospital.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight

Throwback Thursday: Where NMC Began

Posted on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Where did Nebraska Methodist College begin?

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Topics: just for fun

Helping to Make Alaska Natives the Healthiest People in the World

Posted on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Left to right: NMC alums Candy Rutledge '13 and Diane Heine '06 at their workplace, the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Candy Rutledge was born and raised in Midland, Texas, and has never lost her southern twang or quest for adventure. Diane Heine traveled the world as an Air Force brat, and she signs every email with her personal motto: “Life is better in flip-flops.” 

Together, they have nearly 70 years of nursing experience, and each earned a graduate nursing degree and post-graduate certificate from Nebraska Methodist College. 

Yet the two alums never crossed paths at NMC. Instead, they met more than 3,000 miles away from their alma mater. They met in the employee parking lot before the start of a workday at the same hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. 

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

NMC’s ACOTE-Accredited Master of Occupational Therapy Program Will Help Meet Growing Demand

Posted on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

 

Do you know which health profession is among the most in-demand and fastest-growing careers in the nation?

From 2016 to 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 24 percent growth for the occupational therapy profession. An additional 31,000 occupational therapists (OTs) will be needed by 2026.

Nebraska Methodist College is helping to meet this growing need with its new Master of Occupational Therapy program, which recently earned five-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

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Topics: allied health career, occupational therapy