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Helping to Make Alaska Natives the Healthiest People in the World

Posted on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Left to right: NMC alums Candy Rutledge '13 and Diane Heine '06 at their workplace, the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Candy Rutledge was born and raised in Midland, Texas, and has never lost her southern twang or quest for adventure. Diane Heine traveled the world as an Air Force brat, and she signs every email with her personal motto: “Life is better in flip-flops.” 

Together, they have nearly 70 years of nursing experience, and each earned a graduate nursing degree and post-graduate certificate from Nebraska Methodist College. 

Yet the two alums never crossed paths at NMC. Instead, they met more than 3,000 miles away from their alma mater. They met in the employee parking lot before the start of a workday at the same hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. 

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

NMC Graduate Alex Belsky Is Passionate About Cardiovascular Sonography

Posted on Wed, Jan 24, 2018

“I chose this profession because of the importance of it. Cardiovascular sonographers are essentially the first line of defense for ruling out cardiac and vascular disease.”

During a recent workday at Methodist Hospital, Alex Belsky took part in a unique procedure that let him see the impact members of his profession can make.

“This one was an emergency situation,” said Alex. “The cardiologist needed ultrasound guidance to place a needle into the fluid-filled sac around a patient’s heart to draw off excess fluid.”

The procedure was a success, and the story illustrates how cardiovascular sonography is an integral part of healthcare.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, health professions, sonography

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

MSN Grad Now Teaching Next Generation of Nurses

Posted on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Beth Hultquist graduated from Nebraska Methodist College in May 2009 with a Master of Science in Nursing through the nurse educator track.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, health professions, nursing

NMC Graduate to Lead State Effort to Improve Sexual Assault Exams

Posted on Mon, Jun 26, 2017

This article was written by at the Omaha World-Herald on 6/10/2017.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, community outreach, nursing

Jocelyn’s Award-Winning Compassion Finds a Global Stage

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Nebraska Methodist College can’t train people to be compassionate. What NMC does is draw out those traits that are already within our students, giving them the chance to act on their most noble values by becoming nurses and practitioners of healthcare.

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Topics: nurse education, student achievements, alumni spotlight

Why Earn Your MSN? Students Share Their Stories

Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

When an individual receives their RN certification, their nursing education is far from complete. Today, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is merely a baseline. Nurses now have the opportunity to pursue additional positions of expertise thanks to the advent of Master’s and Doctoral degrees in nursing.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

NMC Nursing Grad Opens Clinic That Challenges Tradition

Posted on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The role of the nurse in a clinical setting is changing dramatically, and Nebraska Methodist College encourages each and every one of our nursing students to embrace the opportunities that are now being afforded.

Nowhere is this expanded scope more evident than in the role of the nurse practitioner.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, nursing

MSN Grads Publish Work in Nursing Honor Society

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

As Heather Rolling was conducting her rounds as a nurse within the Methodist Health System, something stood out to her and her colleagues: when nurses undergo a shift change, they visit the beds of each and every patient to conduct a bedside report. That way, the incoming nurse is informed of the patients and their conditions.

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Topics: patient care, alumni spotlight, nursing

NMC Grad Spotlight: MRI Program Alum Shares Her Experience

Posted on Tue, May 26, 2015

Today we’re highlighting one of the most image-conscious programs at Nebraska Methodist College:  the MRI certificate program!

MRI (that’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging to you and me) technologists have a unique job.  They’re highly trained in the usage of a piece of medical equipment that’s absolutely vital to a successful healthcare diagnosis.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, allied health career