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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

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