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Professional Development Offers Career-Enhancing Knowledge and Skills

Posted by Ashley Bails Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

professional development for nursesNebraska Methodist College’s Professional Development department offers a number of live and online programs in order to help nurses and health professionals grow their knowledge and skills to enhance their careers. NMC’s Professional Development offerings include both Continuing Education and Professional Education programs.

Continuing Education

Earning a degree in nursing or Allied Health is a major milestone, but by no means is it the last step in the learning process of your healthcare career. Healthcare is an evolving industry, and staying up to date on the latest research and best practices is important to providing high-quality care and achieving successful patient outcomes.

A few examples of NMC’s Continuing Education programs include:

  • Research Day, a day-long conference where nurses present evidence-based practice research findings;
  • Lung, Head & Neck Symposium, an oncology symposium providing information on current practice guidelines and outcomes for caring for patients with thoracic, head and neck cancers;
  • Basic EFM and OB Fellowship, a three-day event that prepares new labor and delivery nurses;
  • A variety of one-hour programs geared toward all health professionals on specific topics, such as the Anticoagulation Update, which is attended by all types of allied health professionals, doctors and nurses.

Professional Education

Through NMC’s Professional Education programs, nurses and healthcare professionals can receive training in a variety of areas specific to their healthcare specialty. NMC offers certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation, among others.

Other programs teach healthcare professionals everyday skills they will need to be successful in their careers. One example is NMC’s online Excel course, which is for healthcare professionals who utilize Excel in their role but need more advanced skills.

NMC’s Professional Education programs even prepare students to begin new careers. Certificate programs such as Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide offer students the opportunity to quickly jump into the healthcare field with minimal time and financial investment.

Coming in 2014

In 2014, NMC’s Professional Development department will offer high school students a unique opportunity — Healthcare Career Camp. The weeklong summer camp, held on the NMC campus, will allow students to get hands-on experience in all of NMC’s degree programs.

Also in 2014, the Professional Development department will partner with the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM) to offer the first annual Pathways to Wellbeing Symposium. The symposium, which focuses on the integration of wellness in the workplace and community, will be held as part of WELCOM’s Well Workplace Awards Luncheon on April 2.


Topics: healthcare education, Professional Development

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