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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

Why Get the RN to BSN Degree?

Posted on Tue, Feb 19, 2019

If you’re a diploma- or associate degree-prepared RN wondering if you can and should go back to school to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, here’s the short answer: YES.

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

Nebraska Methodist College Adds Wow Factor to Anatomy with Anatomage Table

Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2019

NMC Professor Wins National Award for Innovative Use of Technology

“It was definitely crazy the first time Dr. Feng showed us this table. I’d never seen anything like it!”

Abbie Carlson, a first-year nursing student at Nebraska Methodist College, said she remains awed and amazed by NMC’s new, high-tech 3D anatomy table and visualization software.

“There’s so much detail!” Abbie said. “We’re looking inside the human body to see and study each system—skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, neurological, everything.”

Manufactured by Anatomage, this is the world’s first virtual dissection table, an interactive technology that is putting fully segmented, real human anatomy at the fingertips of NMC’s nursing and allied health students.

From left in feature photo above: Nathan Johnson, Hannah Snow, Dr. Sophie Feng, and Abbie Carlson.

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education, faculty spotlight

ACE Grad on Men in Nursing and Returning for DNP

Posted on Mon, Jan 07, 2019

 

More than 750,000 readers of USA Today had the chance to see NMC alumnus and returning graduate student Troy Beekman, BSN, RN, CCRN, in print in the recent supplemental insert “Men in Human Services” from Mediaplanet.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, online education, graduate programs

Fall 2018 Dean's List Announced

Posted on Mon, Dec 31, 2018

 

We congratulate the 147 students named to the Dean's List!

Degree-seeking students with a 3.75 semester grade point average (GPA) or better who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours have qualified for the Dean's List. 

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Topics: student achievements, lists

Mother-Daughter Nursing Grads Measure Success One Patient at a Time

Posted on Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Lisa Kessler and her daughter, Cassandra, have a lot more in common than most moms and daughters.

In addition to sharing DNA, the same household, strong competitive spirit, and commitment to community service, they’ve devoted more than 7 years to the pursuit of nursing degreesincluding the last 3½ years as classmates in Nebraska Methodist College’s nursing program.

Both earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at fall commencement on December 14, and both will join the nursing staff at Methodist Hospital.

Both say they felt called to make a difference.

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Topics: nurse education, student spotlight, commencement

Congratulations to NMC’s Fall 2018 Graduates

Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at fall commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on December 14.

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Topics: health professions, nursing, commencement

From Candy Striper to Dean of Nursing – An Interview with Dr. Susie Ward

Posted on Fri, Nov 30, 2018

NMC’s new Dean of Nursing is Susan “Susie” Tighe Ward, PhD, RN, Honorary NMC Alumna 2006, whose NMC roots run unusually deep. Susie was a Methodist Hospital Candy Striper when she discovered a lifelong passion for nursing.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, leadership, staff spotlight

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