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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

Smiles, Hugs and Better Health for Omaha’s Immigrant Seniors

Posted on Sat, Feb 03, 2018

NMC Nursing Students Provide Diabetes Screenings at Intercultural Senior Center

Nebraska Methodist College nursing students with natives of Nepal outside NMC's Mobile Diabetes Center.

How do we give our seniors the dignity and care they deserve? How can we especially help aging immigrants and refugees in our community who may be isolated by poverty, language and cultural barriers, or lack of transportation?

These are questions asked and answered every day by Carolina Padilla, founder and executive director of Omaha’s Intercultural Senior Center.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach

NMC Graduate Alex Belsky Is Passionate About Cardiovascular Sonography

Posted on Wed, Jan 24, 2018

“I chose this profession because of the importance of it. Cardiovascular sonographers are essentially the first line of defense for ruling out cardiac and vascular disease.”

During a recent workday at Methodist Hospital, Alex Belsky took part in a unique procedure that let him see the impact members of his profession can make.

“This one was an emergency situation,” said Alex. “The cardiologist needed ultrasound guidance to place a needle into the fluid-filled sac around a patient’s heart to draw off excess fluid.”

The procedure was a success, and the story illustrates how cardiovascular sonography is an integral part of healthcare.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, health professions, sonography

College Confers 71 Degrees at Fall 2017 Commencement

Posted on Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Dozens of Nebraska Methodist College students have joined the prestigious ranks of the nursing and allied health fields.

The accomplishments of these individuals were recognized at the Fall Commencement Ceremony hosted at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church on Dec. 15.

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Topics: student achievements, commencement

Students Help Southern California Wildfire Victims

Posted on Thu, Dec 14, 2017



NMC Respiratory Care students know the importance of keeping lungs healthy. That is why they have been raising money to help prevent smoke inhalation injuries that can be caused by the wildfires in Southern California.

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Topics: student life