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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

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

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