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Helping to Make Alaska Natives the Healthiest People in the World

Posted on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Left to right: NMC alums Candy Rutledge '13 and Diane Heine '06 at their workplace, the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Candy Rutledge was born and raised in Midland, Texas, and has never lost her southern twang or quest for adventure. Diane Heine traveled the world as an Air Force brat, and she signs every email with her personal motto: “Life is better in flip-flops.” 

Together, they have nearly 70 years of nursing experience, and each earned a graduate nursing degree and post-graduate certificate from Nebraska Methodist College. 

Yet the two alums never crossed paths at NMC. Instead, they met more than 3,000 miles away from their alma mater. They met in the employee parking lot before the start of a workday at the same hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. 

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, graduate programs

Smiles, Hugs and Better Health for Omaha’s Immigrant Seniors

Posted on Sat, Feb 03, 2018

NMC Nursing Students Provide Diabetes Screenings at Intercultural Senior Center

Nebraska Methodist College nursing students with natives of Nepal outside NMC's Mobile Diabetes Center.

How do we give our seniors the dignity and care they deserve? How can we especially help aging immigrants and refugees in our community who may be isolated by poverty, language and cultural barriers, or lack of transportation?

These are questions asked and answered every day by Carolina Padilla, founder and executive director of Omaha’s Intercultural Senior Center.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach

MSN Grad Now Teaching Next Generation of Nurses

Posted on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Beth Hultquist graduated from Nebraska Methodist College in May 2009 with a Master of Science in Nursing through the nurse educator track.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, health professions, nursing

Top 3 Myths about the Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Posted on Fri, May 12, 2017

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is an attractive financial aid option for nurses considering a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an education focus. There continues to be an extreme shortage of nurses nationwide and a huge need for nurse educators to educate the next generation of nurses. In order to address the demand, the federal Health Resources and Services Administration created the NFLP.

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Topics: nurse education, financial aid, nursing

Is An MSN or DNP Right For You?

Posted on Wed, Mar 29, 2017

“Should I go on to earn the next degree?”

This is a question you’ve likely asked yourself multiple times. But as healthcare evolves, the question nurses will confront isn’t if they should earn a degree, but which degree they should earn.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

NMC Sophomore Heads to Haiti for Medical Mission

Posted on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

This article was published by Leeanna Ellis at the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise on 3/16/2017.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, student spotlight

Bolivia Immersion Lets Maddie See Another Side of Healthcare

Posted on Tue, Nov 08, 2016

At Nebraska Methodist College, it’s not enough for our students to just learn about healthcare. So that they get an experience that truly embraces the core tenets of our school’s philosophy, students immerse themselves in the healthcare field.

Often, that requires stepping outside one’s comfort zone and traveling to places far removed from healthcare in Nebraska and the United States. For students like Maddie, these moments turn into memories that last a lifetime.

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, student spotlight

10 Nursing Myths That No Student Should Fall For

Posted on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

As a nursing school that’s been operating for 125 years, we’ve heard just about everything, and even the most well-meaning nursing students tend to come in with the same handful of misconceptions.

It’s time to dispel those myths once and for all. The following are ten nursing myths that our own faculty reveal should no longer be a part of the conversation.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing

Jocelyn’s Award-Winning Compassion Finds a Global Stage

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Nebraska Methodist College can’t train people to be compassionate. What NMC does is draw out those traits that are already within our students, giving them the chance to act on their most noble values by becoming nurses and practitioners of healthcare.

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Topics: nurse education, student achievements, alumni spotlight

Why More Nurses Are Earning a DNP Than Ever Before

Posted on Wed, Aug 03, 2016

There was a time when, to most people, the word “doctor” was interchangeable with “physician.” If you made a doctor’s appointment, it meant you were going in to see a physician.

That’s not always the case now. Today, a visit to the doctor could just as accurately be described as a visit to the nurse. Nurses are earning a DNP in record numbers, and with those doctorates comes an expanded role in patient care.

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Topics: nurse education, nursing, graduate programs