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Neurosurgeon Reveals What Makes a Good Surg Tech

Posted on Thu, May 12, 2016

No one interacts with surgical technologists firsthand quite like surgeons do. So what better way to get an inside peek at life as a surg tech than to speak with a prominent surgeon?

I recently spoke with Dr. Bill Thorell, MD, Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for Nebraska Medicine, to find out what he looks for in a surgical technologist. Dr. Thorell speaks to Nebraska Methodist College surg tech students every year, and his presentation is eye-opening to those who are about to embark on their own careers in the operating room.

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Topics: allied health career, surgical technology, health professions

7 Reasons to Pursue an MBA In Healthcare

Posted on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Healthcare is a business.

It’s a unique business, one that’s primarily about helping people in need but that also relies on revenue. Because of that, the healthcare world needs leaders who are capable of addressing challenges at a system level while still making an impact on individuals at the patient level.

Nebraska Methodist College recently unveiled its online MBA in Healthcare program, which will debut this fall. This didn’t occur by happenstance.

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Topics: new programs, health professions, online education, MBA

6 Challenges to Becoming a Healthcare Leader

Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2016

Healthcare-Leaders.jpgIf you’ve been a part of the healthcare field for a few years, you’re probably ready to tackle new responsibilities. Maybe you want to switch departments, work in a different sort of environment or vie for a promotion.

You should be commended for this decision. Modern healthcare is filled with an array of options suited to the abilities you possess and your interests as a professional.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

Does Phlebotomy Make You the Perfect Med School Specimen?

Posted on Mon, Feb 01, 2016

When you’re applying to med school, you’re trying to turn yourself into the best candidate you can be. That means making your Curriculum Vitae irresistible to the committee that’s ultimately going to decide your fate.

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Topics: health professions, phlebotomy

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Pregnant With Possibility

Posted on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The image of the doctor hovering over a pregnant woman to reveal the first glimpse of a baby is one that’s become ingrained in our minds thanks to pop culture.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, sonography

Health Promotion Management Director Honored for Her Efforts

Posted on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College prides itself on its Health Promotion Management degree, the latest iteration of a program that dates back decades and is one of the most respected such Master's degrees in the country.

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Topics: faculty spotlight, wellness, health professions

Breaking Down the Fastest Growing Careers in Healthcare

Posted on Tue, Nov 03, 2015

When most people think of the hospital, their minds immediately jump to the doctors and nurses that stand on the front lines of the healthcare field.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

Mock Car Crash Reveals The Inner Workings of Healthcare

Posted on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

On Tuesday, September 8, Nebraska Methodist College will hold an Interdisciplinary Day designed to emphasize to students the growing importance of interacting as a team in a healthcare setting.

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Topics: patient care, healthcare education, health professions

X-Ray Marks The Spot: Careers 101- Rad Tech

Posted on Tue, Sep 01, 2015

You’ve probably heard the phrase “What you see is what you get.” But what about all those things you can’t see? In the medical world, they’re pretty darn important, and it’s up to Radiologic Technologists to create a picture of the health issues plaguing patients.

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Topics: allied health career, rad tech program, health professions

10 Things to Know About NMC’s New Occupational Therapy Program

Posted on Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College’s newest program is also one of its most exciting. The Master in Occupational Therapy, which we’ve just announced and will start in Fall 2016, is now accepting applications.

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Topics: new programs, health professions, occupational therapy