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Top Ten Tips To Be Successful In Nursing School

Posted on Tue, Mar 31, 2020

I’ve been a nurse for 25 years and an instructor at Nebraska Methodist College for 12 years. Over that time, the students I see and the way I teach have evolved in a number of ways.

Many students today are already working full time. They have to balance personal and professional lives while finding time to study and complete assignments. Gone are the days of pencil and paper in the classroom. The laptop is the portable classroom with class notes, study guides, lesson plans and conversations with instructors just clicks away.

The challenges are many, and we at NMC strive to do all we can to encourage success and provide the tools to achieve. The following top ten tips are bits of advice rooted in experience. These are the tips our instructors emphasize each day, whether in the classroom, online, in clinical settings or on evaluations.

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Topics: top 10, nursing, bachelor's degree

Six Traits of a Great Physical Therapist Assistant

Posted on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides hands-on care to patients with a wide range of conditions. As a PTA, you will lead a patient through a plan of care set by a licensed Physical Therapist, delivering the personalized treatment a patient requires after an injury or illness in order to return to the maximum level of physical function.

The work is challenging and rewarding. It takes a unique individual who has the ability and dedication to keep a patient on what may often be a painful regimen of exercise in order to achieve desired goals. Seeing a patient three times a week creates a personal partnership with the PTA. It’s the kind of relationship that when difficult therapy results in physical progress, the PTA and the patient share the joy of achievement.

We at Nebraska Methodist College recognize six traits that are key to a great PTA. Our Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to nurture each of these traits through education, experience and mentoring.

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Topics: allied health career, lists, physical therapist assistant

What Type of Job Can I Get With a Master's Degree in Health Promotion?

Posted on Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Prospective students often ask what type of job they can get with a master’s degree in Wellness & Health Promotion.

To answer this question, we first need to understand health promotion. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health.”

Health promotion, now more than ever, is vital to the health and wellbeing of our country. According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and contribute to over three trillion dollars in healthcare costs. It is estimated that up to 80% of chronic conditions can be prevented, treated and/or reversed by lifestyle management. 

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Topics: wellness, health professions

9 Things To Do After Getting Accepted Into College

Posted on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Congratulations on your acceptance to Nebraska Methodist College (NMC)! By now you have completed your application and received your acceptance packet. This is the moment you have been waiting for - all this college application stuff to be over, right?

The good news is you’re admitted. You can breathe a sigh of relief because no matter what you have a school to attend this fall.

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Topics: college, preparing for college, admissions

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

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