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Is Vaping Bad For You?

Posted on Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The outbreak of a new epidemic is alarming across the United States. Everyone is looking to vaping as the possible culprit of a series of severe and fatal lung infections.

Vaping Defined

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor produced by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device that heats a liquid (e-juice) to form vapors that are then inhaled.

Vaping is increasing in the high school population with the introduction of the Juul, which is typically the size of a flash drive and often filled with a pod of flavored e-juice.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping.

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Topics: wellbeing, community wellness, respiratory care

Online Doctor of Education Focuses on Public Health Policy

Posted on Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) is offering another Doctor of Education (EdD) track.

The Doctor of Education in Public Health Policy is the newest non-nursing doctorate offered by the college. It has the same benefits of the other EdD degree - online courses, sensible timeframe, no dissertation - but this one focuses on public health policy.

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Topics: healthcare education, new programs, online education, graduate programs, Doctor of Education

5 Things You Need To Know About Black History Month

Posted on Tue, Feb 11, 2020

This blog is brought to you by Nebraska Methodist College’s Social Justice and Inclusion Council. Formed in 2017, the Council’s mission is to foster a socially just and inclusive NMC community and establish full and equal participation in all student affairs. Since its inception, the council has facilitated implicit bias training, hosted speakers and conducting surveys in order to work towards its mission.

February 2020 marks the 94th anniversary of Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. To bring awareness to this designated month, the Council created a list of 5 things you need to know about Black History Month.

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Topics: just for fun, campus life

Why NMC's Online Doctorate Has No Dissertation

Posted on Fri, Feb 07, 2020

One of the most common questions about the doctoral programs at Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) relates to the scholarly doctoral capstone project. Many students are not familiar with a doctoral capstone and how it differs from the more traditional doctoral dissertation.

The answer is the type of research being conducted.

While a dissertation is original research with a goal to generate new knowledge, the doctoral capstone is translational research which ‘translates’ the research into practice through quality improvement or evidence based practiced initiatives.

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Topics: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education

Mari's Mid-Career Change: Finding Passion and Purpose in Worksite Wellness

Posted on Thu, Jan 30, 2020

NMC alumna Mari Ryan is the CEO and Founder of AdvancingWellness, LLC. She is a workplace well-being strategist, speaker and the author of "The Thriving Hive: How People-Centric Workplaces Ignite Engagement and Fuel Results," winner of the 2019 Axiom Business Book Award.

From a life of little meaning to one of passion and purpose, Mari Ryan describes the journey to the fulfilling career she gained with her Wellness and Health Promotion Management degree from Nebraska Methodist College (NMC).

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Topics: wellness, community wellness, Worksite Wellness, graduate programs

6 Myths to Know When You're Researching Nursing Schools

Posted on Thu, Jan 23, 2020

So you're thinking of becoming a nurse? Congratulations on an excellent career choice!  According to the Omaha World Herald, Nebraska is currently experiencing a nursing shortage of over 4,000 nurses statewide. This shortage is expected to rise by 34% by 2025.

It is a common misconception that all nursing programs are built the same. When in reality, the programs, curriculum and application requirements can differ greatly. As you research nursing programs and navigate the application process, here are a few things you should consider and questions you should ask.

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education, nursing, admissions

Staff Spotlight: Jenny Christian, Student Events and Engagement Coordinator

Posted on Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Jenny Christian joined Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) in 2017 as the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) and was recently promoted to the Student Events and Engagement Coordinator. I asked Jenny to share more about her new role and her vision for OSE at the college.

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Topics: just for fun, campus life, staff spotlight

Which Healthcare Career Path is the Best One for You?

Posted on Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Research shows that from 2016 to 2026, the healthcare occupation sector will grow by 18%, outpacing job growth in the general economy by 12%.

Are you interested in becoming a part of a team of healthcare professionals?

If so, the path to a healthcare career is paved with opportunity. It's also wider than you might expect. Before you head down this journey, it helps to narrow your focus and find your niche. 

We created this guide to help you explore different options and discover the one that suits your interests and talents. Read on for the practical advice to use as you navigate the healthcare career opportunities out there.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

Fall 2019 Dean's List Announced

Posted on Thu, Dec 26, 2019

 

We congratulate the 172 students named to the Dean's List!

Degree-seeking students with a 3.75 semester grade point average (GPA) or better who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours have qualified for the Dean's List. 

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Topics: student achievements, lists

Congratulations to NMC’s Fall 2019 Graduates

Posted on Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on December 13.

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Topics: health professions, nursing, commencement

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