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Respiratory Therapy Could Be the Second Career You Should Have Tried First

Posted on Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Justin Druskis, 32, didn’t set out to become a respiratory therapist. Three years ago, he didn’t even know the career field existed. He just knew he was unhappy at work.

“I had a master’s degree in international business and was a director for a real estate development firm,” Justin said. “Yet I sat behind a desk wondering why I was miserable.”

Talking this over with a buddy of his, Justin said, “You’re always happy with your job. Tell me exactly what it is you do and why you like it so much.”

Turns out, Justin’s buddy is a respiratory therapist.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

Colorado Twins Say Why They Chose Nursing and Nebraska Methodist College

Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2019

“Patients love that my sister Annie and I are twins, said Jane Rodgers, “and they seem fascinated to see us working together at the hospital." 

The togetherness that began in utero for the Rodgers twins has continued through their college and career choices, shaping the journey from their home in Loveland, Colorado, to Omaha, Nebraska. 

Together, the twins earned liberal arts degrees at Hastings College. Now they work together as certified nursing assistants at Methodist Hospital, and they are classmates in the BSN program at Nebraska Methodist College. 

“Nursing runs in our blood,” Jane said. 

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Topics: nurse education, patient care, student spotlight, nursing

Why Peggy Dyer Went Back for Her BSN – 37 Years Later

Posted on Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Peggy Dyer, 63, graduated from a diploma nursing program in western Nebraska in 1976, the same year Apple Computer was founded, the original “Rocky” debuted in movie theaters, and gasoline cost a whopping 59 cents a gallon.

Peggy has a message for any RN wondering if it’s too late or too hard to go back to school for a BSN degree:

“If I can do it, you can!”

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Topics: nurse education, RN to BSN, nursing, online education, bachelor's degree

A Women's History Month Salute to Our Founding Deaconesses

Posted on Sun, Mar 03, 2019

 

Who managed the first Nebraska Methodist Hospital and its School of Nursing, assisting with nursing services and nursing education? Methodist deaconesses. These were women dedicated to saving lives and souls.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

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