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It's Never Too Late to Make Your Own Place in Your Family's Healthcare Tradition

Posted on Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Is healthcare considered "the family business" for you? If so, you already know the pros and cons of that reality.

Sure, the safest place to have a heart attack is at your family reunion, but there also are all those expectations — be at the top of your class, get a stellar entrance exam score, make the right connections and follow the yellow brick road to medical / dental / pharmacy / OT / PT / etc. school, after which, of course, you take your rightful place in the family practice.

It sounds good in theory, but when the rubber hits the road (i.e., you take college-level organic chemistry), you start to worry that those medically inclined smarts you inherited may not be enough to get you through. 

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Topics: student spotlight

It's Possible to Overcome a Poor Academic Record with the Right Support

Posted on Sun, Nov 05, 2017


You always wanted to work in the medical field. But you worried about the rigorous classes it would take, especially math and science.

In high school, success in those subjects was hard to come by. Maybe you struggled with homework, or perhaps you were a poor test-taker.

But you never gave up hope. You kept working hard. You kept your dream in front of you and started taking small steps.

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Topics: student spotlight

Plans Change. Your Calling to Help Others Doesn't.

Posted on Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Imagine that you’ve always wanted to work in healthcare. It was the work you were meant to do. So, you came up with a plan to make it happen.

You took all the right classes. Got all the right grades. Began making a list of the right schools to apply to. You had a goal.

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Topics: student spotlight

LaToya Called to Healthcare Career While Taking Care of Son

Posted on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

You’ve been by their bedside.

Maybe it was your grandpa or your mom. Maybe it was your brother or your daughter. But you were there for them.

Life threw you a curveball, and you rose to the challenge. You became their caregiver. 

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight, respiratory care

Expert Advice: Deans Share College and Career Search Tips for High School Seniors

Posted on Thu, Aug 31, 2017

When you’re a high school senior, it seems like everyone wants to tell you where to go to college or what job you should get.

Your grandpa says you should follow the family tradition and attend his alma mater. Your mom wants you to stay close to home for school and a career. Your friends want to do whatever they’re doing. And your brother just wants you gone already, so he can take over your room.

The five deans of Nebraska Methodist College know a thing or two about finding the right college and career. They have 16 college degrees between them and a wealth of professional and higher education experience too big to put into words or numbers.

So who better to share some unbiased, expert advice for starting your college search and knowing what career to pursue? Here’s what they have to say:

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Topics: faculty spotlight, preparing for college

Taylor Finds the Right Place to Pursue Lifelong Nursing Dream

Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017


You’ve always known that you wanted to help others. Maybe you were inspired by your loved one’s caregivers. Maybe you have family members you look up to who work in healthcare.

Now, you just want to make sure you find the right place to pursue your passion, whether you’re transferring or straight out of high school. You need a challenging but welcoming environment where you can learn to be the best and have fun along the way.

Many of our students, like Taylor Kolvek, come to Nebraska Methodist College to realize their lifelong dream because of our academic reputation and student life opportunities.

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Topics: student spotlight, nursing, transfer students

Student Organizations Help Make Most of Your College Experience

Posted on Mon, Aug 21, 2017

For many college students, engagement in activities outside of the classroom can have just as much of an impact on your future career. Plus, connecting with classmates can really help make your college experience more fun.

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Topics: student life, campus life, student organizations

2017 Homecoming: Innovative Past Illuminates a Bright Future

Posted on Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Nebraska Methodist College alumni are shining examples of healthcare professions who make a difference in communities throughout the country and the world. Each year, homecoming is a time to flash back with old friends, celebrate glowing successes and shed light on the plans for the future of this premier institution.

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Topics: just for fun, alumni spotlight

NMC Senior Receives Prestigious National Award from APNA

Posted on Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Nebraska Methodist College senior nursing student Jennifer Dobey is one of just 15 undergraduate students to be selected a 2017 Board of Directors Student Scholar by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).

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Topics: student achievements, scholarships, student spotlight, nursing

4 Less Obvious Tips for Starting Your College Search

Posted on Mon, Aug 07, 2017

The college search process can be really frustrating. From campus visits to the first day of classes, there are a lot of steps to complete. It’s easy to forget or completely overlook something in all of the craziness.

Here are four less obvious tips for starting your college search that you can complete before even stepping foot on a college campus:

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Topics: preparing for college