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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

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

A Graduation Story of Faith, Family, and Nebraska Methodist College’s First MOTs

Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

“I always wanted to be able to give back to others and do something that would make a difference,” said Megan Vermeer. “Now I can.”

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

7 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Get Your MSN

Posted on Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Attention, RNs and BSNs: Getting your MSN has never been more convenient, cost-effective, career-boosting, and important for you, your patients, and your profession.

While there are dozens of great reasons to go back to school for your MSN, here are seven of the most significant.

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

Special Delivery to Indiana: NMC Informatics Diploma Via RV

Posted on Mon, Jul 16, 2018

NMC Informatics Director Debborah “Debb” Adams (MSN 2016, BSN) loves to teach. She also loves to travel the country, meeting new people and visiting new places. What’s her favorite way of travel? In the comfort of the 24-foot recreational vehicle she nicknamed 2BEEZ after the unique spelling of her first name.

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Topics: online education, graduate programs, staff spotlight

Congratulations to NMC’s Spring 2018 Graduates

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2018

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at spring commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on May 11. 

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education, health professions, nursing, commencement, graduate programs, bachelor's degree

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, nursing, community wellness, graduate programs

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

New Online EdD Program: No Dissertation, Sensible Timeframe

Posted on Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Nebraska Methodist College is expanding its doctoral offerings once again, this time, with an education that focuses on, well, education.

The Doctor of Education is the first non-nursing doctorate offered by our college, and careful thought went into making this program stand out. Our commitment to excellence extends far beyond nursing, touching all facets of the healthcare experience, including the management and higher education levels.

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Topics: new programs, online education, graduate programs

Why More Nurses Are Earning a DNP Than Ever Before

Posted on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

There was a time when, to most people, the word “doctor” was interchangeable with “physician.” If you made a doctor’s appointment, it meant you were going in to see a physician.

That’s not always the case now. Today, a visit to the doctor could just as accurately be described as a visit to the nurse. Nurses are earning a DNP in record numbers, and with those doctorates comes an expanded role in patient care.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs

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