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6 Myths to Know When You're Researching Nursing Schools

Posted on Thu, Jan 23, 2020

So you're thinking of becoming a nurse? Congratulations on an excellent career choice!  According to the Omaha World Herald, Nebraska is currently experiencing a nursing shortage of over 4,000 nurses statewide. This shortage is expected to rise by 34% by 2025.

It is a common misconception that all nursing programs are built the same. When in reality, the programs, curriculum and application requirements can differ greatly. As you research nursing programs and navigate the application process, here are a few things you should consider and questions you should ask.

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Topics: nurse education, healthcare education, nursing, admissions

Which Healthcare Career Path is the Best One for You?

Posted on Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Research shows that from 2016 to 2026, the healthcare occupation sector will grow by 18%, outpacing job growth in the general economy by 12%.

Are you interested in becoming a part of a team of healthcare professionals?

If so, the path to a healthcare career is paved with opportunity. It's also wider than you might expect. Before you head down this journey, it helps to narrow your focus and find your niche. 

We created this guide to help you explore different options and discover the one that suits your interests and talents. Read on for the practical advice to use as you navigate the healthcare career opportunities out there.

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Topics: healthcare education, allied health career, health professions

How to Select an RN to BSN Program

Posted on Tue, Dec 10, 2019

As a registered nurse, the decision to go back to school can be daunting. You've already worked hard to earn your Registered Nurse (RN) license, and that's a big accomplishment. 

If you're looking for next steps, earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is a great move. There's a push to make the BSN the standard entry for nursing. Many hospitals and health systems are following suit by requiring their nurses to have bachelor's degrees. 

The idea of going back for your BSN is an excellent choice and will set you up for a world of opportunities, including greater access to jobs, promotions and better pay to name a few.

Nebraska Methodist College put together a list of questions to help you research RN to BSN programs and find the one that is the best fit for you!

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Topics: healthcare education, RN to BSN, online education

National Nurse Practitioner Week is November 10-16

Posted on Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will be showcased November 10-16, 2019, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National Nurse Practitioner Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number more than 270,000 strong with an additional 28,700 new NPs completing their academic programs in 2018.

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Topics: healthcare education, National Nurse Practitioner Week, online education

What You Gain With Medical Fitness Credentials

Posted on Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Bob Boone, MBA, MHA, FACHE, FMFA is the President and CEO of the Medical Fitness Association. As an NMC guest blogger, he shares the benefits of pursuing a master's degree in the medical fitness field and gaining credentials available in the fitness industry.

The future of healthcare is prevention based. Exercise, nutrition and health and wellness coaching will all be critical components of both preventive health strategies and a widely accepted treatment to manage many chronic diseases. As the healthcare industry evolves, the field of Medical Fitness has become more important than ever before.

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

You can be among the first in the country to earn a degree specific to the emerging field of Medical Fitness and come out of it already credentialed to lead and make a difference in the world.

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Topics: healthcare education, fitness, wellness, graduate programs

There's A Visit Day For That!

Posted on Tue, Oct 15, 2019

At Nebraska Methodist College, we want to do everything we can to make you comfortable about your ultimate college decision. Toward that end, we’ve created visit days that give you the opportunity to select the campus tour that best fits your needs. Here’s everything you need to know about our upcoming Visit Days.

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Topics: healthcare education, campus life

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

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