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Cheyla’s Legacy of Love and Resilience

Posted on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

 

NMC Scholarship Fund Launched in Cheyla Pettett’s Memory

“A strong spirit never dies.”

Stephanie Pettett spoke these words while accepting her daughter Cheyla’s honorary diploma from Nebraska Methodist College. She spoke with a mother’s boundless love, pride, and grief.

Cheyla Pettett, a member of NMC’s inaugural Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) class, would have fulfilled her dream and graduated from the program this year—if she had lived. Tragically, 29-year-old Cheyla was struck down in a car-pedestrian accident days before classes were to start in August 2016.

The impact of Cheyla’s remarkable life continues to resonate with those lucky enough to have known her. And with countless others Cheyla will never meet.

Forever a member of the NMC family, Cheyla continues to make a difference. She has given the gift of life through organ donation, and, with the launch of an NMC scholarship fund in her memory, Cheyla is opening a door for other students with her passion and resilience.

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Topics: Master of Occupational Therapy, occupational therapy, student spotlight, scholarships, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

American Association for Men in Nursing Names NMC 2018 Best Nursing School

Posted on Wed, Oct 24, 2018

NMC Alumnus Blake Smith Named AAMN President

Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) is one of only nine* U.S. institutions of higher learning to receive a 2018 Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing Award from the American Association of Men in Nursing (AAMN). The award was presented at the 2018 AAMN conference held in Milwaukee earlier this month.

“Nebraska Methodist is a college with arms open wide for everyone,” said Troy Beekman, BSN, RN, one of the students who represented NMC at the conference. 

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Topics: nursing, alumni spotlight, nurse education, student organizations, leadership

2018 Homecoming: Sharing Our Stories

Posted on Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Every NMC alum has a special story of the people and events that helped to shape their  journey. This year’s Homecoming Reunion is all about these stories of inspiration.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, just for fun

The Graduate Magazine Features New Look and NMC's Community Focus

Posted on Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition and newly refreshed version of The Graduate, Nebraska Methodist College's alumni publication, brought to you by the NMC Marketing Department in collaboration with the NMC Alumni Association.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, nurse education, healthcare education, student achievements, community outreach, service learning, faculty spotlight, community wellness, commencement

NMC Alum Anne Boatright Transforms Care for Nebraska’s Victims of Sexual Assault

Posted on Mon, Apr 23, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and to celebrate progress made possible by special people like NMC alum Anne Boatright (MSN, 2015).

A decade ago, when Anne Boatright, MSN, RN, SANE, FNE, was just starting her nursing career, she began to understand the terrible impact of sexual assault.

“I was working in a hospital’s emergency department at the time and saw a void in the E.D. care,” said Anne. “No one was trained in sexual assault.”

Undaunted by the complexity of the problem, Anne stepped forward to learn more, do more and forge solutions for those whose lives are touched by sexual assault. She focused first on the unmet needs of victims and then on the needs of medical responders, law enforcement and entire communities.

It’s a journey that has earned Anne national recognition for her transformational leadership, as well as her current position as State Forensic Nursing Coordinator within the Criminal Bureau of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, community wellness, graduate programs, nursing

NMC Nursing Students Provide Fun, Free Food, Better Health at 5th Annual Minne Lusa Health Carnival

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Children, parents, teddy bears and baby goats were among those taking part in the 5th Annual Community Health Carnival at Minne Lusa Elementary School on April 18.

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Topics: nursing, service learning, community outreach, nurse education, alumni spotlight

Pledge and Pin Represent NMC Students’ Commitment to Nursing

Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

A little over a decade ago, a trio of NMC students reflected on the pledge they had taken as first-year nursing students. And then, working together, they rewrote it.

Ever since, their words have been used in the NMC pledge and pinning ceremony that is a major milestone in the life of a nurse.

Two of the three pledge co-authors were present at First United Methodist Church on April 13 when 90 nursing students — one of the largest NMC pledge classes in recent history — took the pledge and were “pinned.”

One of the co-authors present was Jessi Cote, who led the student nurses in the pledge to nursing by reading aloud the words she’d helped to write.

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Topics: nursing, alumni spotlight, nurse education

Alum’s Exhibit of Sexual Assault Survivor Stories Debuts at NMC April 1-30

Posted on Wed, Apr 04, 2018

According to U.S. Department of Justice, every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. And, it is likely that over the course of a lifetime, one in every six women in this country will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape.

We may know some of the numbers related to sexual assault, yet we typically know little or nothing about the victims and the impact of the assault.

Teresa Prince Conway, a Nebraska Methodist College alum and adjunct faculty member, has set out to change that. Her compelling photo exhibit, called “Survivor Stories,” debuted at NMC on April 1. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the exhibit is one of the awareness activities on campus.

Teresa’s desire to create the exhibit came from her own personal experience.

“I was a junior in college studying photojournalism when I was raped,” she explained.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, faculty spotlight, education against violence, sonography

NMC Takes Lead and Diabetes Screenings into the Community

Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

 

Better Health, Brighter Futures 

A drop of blood is small yet mighty.

Inside are 5 million red blood cells and answers to questions like these: Is my child at risk for lead poisoning? Do I have diabetes? Could my family’s health and future be in danger?

In Omaha and beyond, students and staff of Nebraska Methodist College are helping to answer these questions. They do this with compassion, skill and one quick finger prick at a time — and without expecting the public to find the time and transportation to come to them.

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Topics: community outreach, Diabetes, nurse education, alumni spotlight

March Is Women's History Month: Remembering Miss Edna Fagan, RN (1914-2005)

Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Who is the most renowned nurse in Nebraska Methodist College’s first century of service? Without a doubt, that is Edna Fagan, a stern yet admired icon of nursing excellence known as "Miss Fagan" throughout more than six decades of association with NMC and Methodist Hospital.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight

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