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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

Supporting Individuals with Disabilities During the Holidays

Posted on Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Melissa Kimmerling, EdD, MOT, OTR/L is the Occupational Therapy Program Director at Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) and acts as part of the Social Justice and Inclusion Committee. As an NMC guest blogger, she shares a list of how to support individuals with disabilities and make the holidays enjoyable for all members of the family.

The holidays can be a time of happiness, cheer and good will for many. The lights, the parties — who wouldn’t be filled with joy? Unfortunately, this time of year may be even more difficult for individuals with disabilities.

You may find yourself in the presence of someone with a disability this holiday season, and we hope the following tips help you all get the most out of the holiday experience. 

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Topics: lists, wellbeing, social work

How to Select an RN to BSN Program

Posted on Tue, Dec 10, 2019

As a registered nurse, the decision to go back to school can be daunting. You've already worked hard to earn your Registered Nurse (RN) license, and that's a big accomplishment. 

If you're looking for next steps, earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is a great move. There's a push to make the BSN the standard entry for nursing. Many hospitals and health systems are following suit by requiring their nurses to have bachelor's degrees. 

The idea of going back for your BSN is an excellent choice and will set you up for a world of opportunities, including greater access to jobs, promotions and better pay to name a few.

Nebraska Methodist College put together a list of questions to help you research RN to BSN programs and find the one that is the best fit for you!

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Topics: healthcare education, RN to BSN, online education

Everything You Need To Know About NMC's New Cardiovascular Sonography Program

Posted on Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) is now offering a bachelor's degree option in Cardiovascular Sonography. Classes began August 2019, with the first students graduating in spring 2022 with their bachelor’s degree.

As the role of the sonographer has evolved, NMC decided to offer a bachelor's degree option to keep up with the education demand for this role from several institutions. A bachelor’s degree will also advance students’ careers in this field.

“A cardiovascular sonographer’s role is vital to the cardiologists and the vascular doctors for treatment of the patient. Having a higher education demonstrates that a sonographer is well educated in their support role to the physicians,” Becca Bouckaert, MPA, RDCS, RVT, program director for the Cardiovascular Sonography program at NMC, said. “This role has evolved over the years, and more and more sites are requesting sonographers with a higher education. At NMC, we want to offer a variety of tracks to accommodate every student.”

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Topics: new programs, sonography, bachelor's degree

5 Ways First Generation Students Can Start The Semester Right

Posted on Fri, Nov 22, 2019

You’ve made it to college! And you’re the first one in your immediate family to do it — way to go. Getting into college is a great accomplishment, and now your new challenge is to learn how to stay there.

College is a new environment for you, and you may feel like you don’t belong. Remember that you have earned this and that you deserve to experience college to the fullest. Here are five insider tips you can use to be successful in your first semester:

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Topics: student life, college, upward bound, student organizations, preparing for college

National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 10-16

Posted on Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will be showcased November 10-16, 2019, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National Nurse Practitioner Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number more than 270,000 strong with an additional 28,700 new NPs completing their academic programs in 2018.

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Topics: healthcare education, National Nurse Practitioner Week, online education

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