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National Public Health Week Observed on NMC Campus

Posted on Thu, Mar 28, 2013

NMC student and faculty assist a community member during a Mobile Diabetes Center outing.

As a nursing and healthcare professions college, next week — National Public Health Week — bears a special significance to us at Nebraska Methodist College.

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Topics: community outreach, Center for Health Partnerships

Upward Bound Students Build Lasting Skills through Poetry Competitions

Posted on Fri, Mar 15, 2013

Poetry Contest

Writing poetry is not an easy art form. Now add to that the challenge of performing your poem from memory on stage and in front of a group of your peers. That’s just what a group of students from Nebraska Methodist College’s Upward Bound program will be doing later this month during two Louder Than a Bomb poetry competitions.

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Topics: student achievements, upward bound, poetry contest

Image is Everything: Sonographers Give Physicians Important Looks Inside the Body

Posted on Fri, Mar 08, 2013

Sonography Explained

Sonography, also known as ultrasonography or ultrasound, is the use of high frequency sound waves to build images of body organs and blood vessels.  The images enable medical doctors and other medical professionals to observe, study and diagnose growth and other changes that may occur within an individual’s body.  A sonographer is a professional highly trained in the use of sonography to construct the images needed.

Sonographers are probably best known for providing those first images many expecting parents see of their unborn babies. But the job of a sonographer doesn’t end there. They play an important role in helping physicians diagnose and monitor a variety of medical conditions that otherwise cannot be seen.

Sonographers use advanced sound-wave technology to create images of the body’s internal structures or organs. A sonographer’s job is to capture the best two-dimensional images possible of three-dimensional organs to be examined by physicians to assess and diagnose the patient. To do this, they must have a strong understanding of human anatomy and their sonography equipment to acquire useful images that will allow the physician to make the best diagnosis.

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Faculty Spotlight: President and CEO Dennis Joslin

Posted on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Nebraska Methodist College President and CEO Dennis Joslin recently celebrated his 10th anniversary of leadership at NMC. Joslin has been a part of NMC for a total of 37 years, and he has experienced much change at the college as well as in the healthcare field. Joslin took a moment this week to discuss his passion for healthcare education, his background in nursing and how he likes to spend his time outside the office.

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Topics: nurse education, faculty spotlight, nursing

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