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6 Personality Traits of a Good Respiratory Therapist

Posted on Fri, May 31, 2019

 

“Can you go into a room and brighten somebody’s day?”

That’s the first question LaToya Sharp, a registered respiratory therapist, asks when someone wants to know what it takes to make it in this career field.

“Helping someone with breathing problems to feel better, laugh, share, or just smile makes me feel like I’ve kicked the winning field goal for my team,” LaToya says. “You must be sensitive to the individual person’s experience and truly care. That’s when you know the respiratory field is for you.”

Experts say there are at least six key qualities required to be a good respiratory therapist. Do you have what it takes?

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

Respiratory Therapy Could Be the Second Career You Should Have Tried First

Posted on Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Justin Druskis, 32, didn’t set out to become a respiratory therapist. Three years ago, he didn’t even know the career field existed. He just knew he was unhappy at work.

“I had a master’s degree in international business and was a director for a real estate development firm,” Justin said. “Yet I sat behind a desk wondering why I was miserable.”

Talking this over with a buddy of his, Justin said, “You’re always happy with your job. Tell me exactly what it is you do and why you like it so much.”

Turns out, Justin’s buddy is a respiratory therapist.

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Topics: alumni spotlight, allied health career, health professions, respiratory care

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

Congratulations to NMC’s Summer 2018 Graduates

Posted on Tue, Aug 07, 2018

Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and allied health graduates at summer commencement ceremonies held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on August 3.

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Topics: health professions, nursing, Master of Occupational Therapy

Methodist Hospital Volunteen Explores Her Future in Healthcare at NMC Career Camp

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Eager to help others? Check. Comfortable around blood? Check. Interested in a healthcare career? Check.

All of these things come naturally to Lyndsay Hunter, 17, who has grown up believing healthcare is the right choice for her.

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Topics: healthcare education, health professions, preparing for college

LaToya & Mitch: A New Grad & Her Healthcare Hero

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2018

LaToya Sharp's graduation celebration was made extra special thanks to a surprise visit from the healthcare hero who inspired her to become a respiratory therapist.  

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Topics: student spotlight, health professions, commencement, respiratory care

A Graduation Story of Faith, Love and Organ Donation

Posted on Wed, May 16, 2018

Earning a college degree is never easy.

But for Christa Reisdorff, who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing diploma from NMC on May 11, the journey was a nonstop marathon of challenges.

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Topics: nurse education, student spotlight, health professions, nursing, commencement, bachelor's degree

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 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

Setting the Record Straight: You CAN Come to NMC Right After High School

Posted on Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The biggest misconception about Nebraska Methodist College is that students can't go here right after graduating from high school.

You’ve heard it. We’ve heard it. It’s out there.

But it's just not true.

While we do make it super easy for students to transfer in, we also know how to roll out the red carpet for first-time college students.

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Topics: student life, college, health professions, nursing, admissions

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