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NMC Nursing Students Provide Fun, Free Food, Better Health at 5th Annual Minne Lusa Health Carnival

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Children, parents, teddy bears and baby goats were among those taking part in the 5th Annual Community Health Carnival at Minne Lusa Elementary School on April 18.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, community outreach, service learning, nursing

Pledge and Pin Represent NMC Students’ Commitment to Nursing

Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

A little over a decade ago, a trio of NMC students reflected on the pledge they had taken as first-year nursing students. And then, working together, they rewrote it.

Ever since, their words have been used in the NMC pledge and pinning ceremony that is a major milestone in the life of a nurse.

Two of the three pledge co-authors were present at First United Methodist Church on April 13 when 90 nursing students — one of the largest NMC pledge classes in recent history — took the pledge and were “pinned.”

One of the co-authors present was Jessi Cote, who led the student nurses in the pledge to nursing by reading aloud the words she’d helped to write.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, nursing

Spring Break = A Time for Students to Help Others

Posted on Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Even while on spring break this week, NMC nursing students were still learning, helping others and making a difference. It was a busy time for students involved in service learning activities in the community and on campus. 

"As part of being a Nebraska Methodist College student nurse," said Trisha Baker, "we had the opportunity to participate in an Omaha immersion course to address the issue of food deserts and food insecurity."

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Topics: nurse education, community outreach, service learning, student spotlight

NMC Takes Lead and Diabetes Screenings into the Community

Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

 

Better Health, Brighter Futures 

A drop of blood is small yet mighty.

Inside are 5 million red blood cells and answers to questions like these: Is my child at risk for lead poisoning? Do I have diabetes? Could my family’s health and future be in danger?

In Omaha and beyond, students and staff of Nebraska Methodist College are helping to answer these questions. They do this with compassion, skill and one quick finger prick at a time — and without expecting the public to find the time and transportation to come to them.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight, community outreach, Diabetes

March Is Women's History Month: Remembering Miss Edna Fagan, RN (1914-2005)

Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Who is the most renowned nurse in Nebraska Methodist College’s first century of service? Without a doubt, that is Edna Fagan, a stern yet admired icon of nursing excellence known as "Miss Fagan" throughout more than six decades of association with NMC and Methodist Hospital.

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Topics: nurse education, alumni spotlight

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