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What is Medical Fitness?

Posted on Tue, Jun 25, 2019

You go to a gym several times a week. And while you may be building muscle and stamina, even shedding a few pounds, are you really changing your lifestyle, reducing your health risks or preventing disease?

That is the question the medical fitness industry is working to answer.

Medical fitness is an individualized health risk management model designed to maximize a person’s health and quality of life.

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Topics: healthcare education, fitness

Lessons Learned from Poverty Simulation – “I Will Help Those in Poverty. I Will Make a Difference One Day.”

Posted on Fri, Jun 07, 2019

NMC guest blogger and assistant nursing professor Kiley Petersmith, MSN, RN, describes an action-packed, thought-provoking classroom experience that helped make poverty real for students in the Community-Based Care Across the Lifespan course.

Poverty impacts more than 40 million people in the United States, including thousands of people right here in our own local communities.

For those fortunate enough never to have been poor, poverty may seem like a simple concept: a shortage of dollars. The reality is more complicated with far-reaching implications, especially for future healthcare professionals.

“Everyone deserves equal, quality healthcare and opportunities,” said an NMC nursing student after participating in the Poverty Simulation.

“I will help those in poverty,” another student said. “I will make a difference one day.”

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education

2 New Ways Our Wellness and Health Promotion Degree Will Supercharge Your Career

Posted on Tue, Jun 04, 2019

Exclusive new strategic partnerships will greatly benefit Nebraska Methodist College students who complete either of two new concentrations in the Wellness & Health Promotion Management (WHPM) master’s degree program.

The WHPM program curriculum has been updated to include the two concentrations, Medical Fitness Management and Worksite & Community Wellness.

Beginning this fall, a partnership with the Medical Fitness Association will enable students who complete the Medical Fitness Management concentration to sit for the association’s Fitness Facility Director certification exam.

Meanwhile, the College is joining with the Chapman Institute, creator of the WellCert worksite wellness certification program, to incorporate four WellCert certifications into the Worksite & Community Wellness concentration.

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Topics: healthcare education

Nebraska Methodist College Adds Wow Factor to Anatomy with Anatomage Table

Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2019

NMC Professor Wins National Award for Innovative Use of Technology

“It was definitely crazy the first time Dr. Feng showed us this table. I’d never seen anything like it!”

Abbie Carlson, a first-year nursing student at Nebraska Methodist College, said she remains awed and amazed by NMC’s new, high-tech 3D anatomy table and visualization software.

“There’s so much detail!” Abbie said. “We’re looking inside the human body to see and study each system—skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, neurological, everything.”

Manufactured by Anatomage, this is the world’s first virtual dissection table, an interactive technology that is putting fully segmented, real human anatomy at the fingertips of NMC’s nursing and allied health students.

From left in feature photo above: Nathan Johnson, Hannah Snow, Dr. Sophie Feng, and Abbie Carlson.

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education, faculty spotlight

Better Together: NMC and Suburban Rotary Provide Foot Care Clinic for Omaha’s Homeless

Posted on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

It was so rewarding.

I felt humbled by the people and the impact we could have.

“You are blessings,” the people told us.

These are just a few of the reactions of the NMC students who participated in the Foot Care Clinic for the Homeless at the Open Door Mission on September 22.

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education, community outreach, Center for Health Partnerships, nursing, community wellness, clinicals, Diabetes

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

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

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

Mammography Program Caps Off Year-Long Rad Tech Expansion

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Your eyes don’t deceive you: there’s something different about the Nebraska Methodist College website.

For the rest of October 2016, the signature blue of the Methodist Health System and its affiliates has given way to the color pink on the NMC website.

This acts as a show of solidarity with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s far from the only thing happening on campus. We also just announced an online mammography program, which will give Radiologic Technology specialists the tools they’ll need to conduct diagnostic imaging of the human breast.

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Topics: healthcare education, new programs, rad tech program

Stay in the Game with a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

Posted on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

A physical therapist assistant degree is the perfect fit for student athletes.

Very few people will have the opportunity to play professional sports. For most, that means the world of athletics ends at the high school or collegiate level.

A PTA Associate’s degree, however, enables you to remain a part of that world for decades to come. You regularly interact with people of all shapes and sizes, even fellow athletes, to help them recover from whatever injuries they’ve sustained.

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Topics: healthcare education, health professions, physical therapist assistant

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