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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

It's Never Too Late to Make Your Own Place in Your Family's Healthcare Tradition

Posted on Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Is healthcare considered "the family business" for you? If so, you already know the pros and cons of that reality.

Sure, the safest place to have a heart attack is at your family reunion, but there also are all those expectations — be at the top of your class, get a stellar entrance exam score, make the right connections and follow the yellow brick road to medical / dental / pharmacy / OT / PT / etc. school, after which, of course, you take your rightful place in the family practice.

It sounds good in theory, but when the rubber hits the road (i.e., you take college-level organic chemistry), you start to worry that those medically inclined smarts you inherited may not be enough to get you through. 

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Topics: student spotlight

Setting the Record Straight: You CAN Come to NMC Right After High School

Posted on Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The biggest misconception about Nebraska Methodist College is that students can't go here right after graduating from high school.

You’ve heard it. We’ve heard it. It’s out there.

But it's just not true.

While we do make it super easy for students to transfer in, we also know how to roll out the red carpet for first-time college students.

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Topics: student life, college, health professions, nursing, admissions

It's Possible to Overcome a Poor Academic Record with the Right Support

Posted on Sun, Nov 05, 2017


You always wanted to work in the medical field. But you worried about the rigorous classes it would take, especially math and science.

In high school, success in those subjects was hard to come by. Maybe you struggled with homework, or perhaps you were a poor test-taker.

But you never gave up hope. You kept working hard. You kept your dream in front of you and started taking small steps.

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Topics: student spotlight

Plans Change. Your Calling to Help Others Doesn't.

Posted on Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Imagine that you’ve always wanted to work in healthcare. It was the work you were meant to do. So, you came up with a plan to make it happen.

You took all the right classes. Got all the right grades. Began making a list of the right schools to apply to. You had a goal.

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Topics: student spotlight