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Positivity Shapes Lauren’s Journey Through Nursing School

Posted on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

As a child, Lauren had to receive an allergy shot every day. For most kids, this would be a scary prospect, but Lauren's Great-Aunt Deanna's skill as a nurse helped forge an early love of the profession. Deanna maintained a friendly, positive demeanor while giving the shots, making them much easier to bear.

These daily interactions inspired Lauren to bring the same comfort to patients. Now in her third year of nursing school, Lauren has quickly fallen in love with Nebraska Methodist College.

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Topics: nurse education, student organizations, student spotlight

Exceptional Care Inspires LaToya to Join Respiratory Therapy

Posted on Thu, Jun 16, 2016

It's been a year since LaToya joined the Respiratory Therapy Associate Degree program at Nebraska Methodist College. She's grown to thrive in the role, and when asked, LaToya’s classmates admire her relaxed, caring attitude toward patients.

This outer calm is remarkable given the journey she's gone through to get here. A Texas native, LaToya moved to Omaha to be with her son, Tadrean, while he waited to receive a liver transplant. During his months on the transplant waiting list, Tadrean needed round-the-clock care, and LaToya stayed at the Ronald McDonald House at night.

At one point, LaToya received even more devastating news: Tadrean was diagnosed with acute chronic respiratory failure. This new diagnosis meant that, in addition to a liver transplant, Tadrean needed a respiratory therapist.

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Topics: student spotlight, respiratory care

TRIO SSS Helps Nursing Student Overcome Barriers

Posted on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Shawn isn’t a traditional nursing student. For one thing, he’s already enjoyed a successful brokerage career in Sarasota, Florida. For another, well, he’s a dude in a traditionally female workplace. And unlike most students fresh out of high school, he has to balance college with his own job and a family that includes four daughters.

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Topics: nurse education, financial aid, student spotlight

Kimberly Shows Resilience In Respiratory Therapy Program

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016

Kimberly’s life's mission is to help everyone “breathe a little easier.”

But that wasn't always the case. Prior to attending Nebraska Methodist College, she worked in a call center for nine years before saying “enough.” She wanted a career where she could both provide for her family and put her people skills to good use.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight, respiratory care

Felicia Overcomes Obstacles to Finish Sonography Program

Posted on Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Felicia.jpgA science maven, Felicia graduated from a large school in Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Sciences, originally thinking she wanted to work with animals. But witnessing a wolf being put down changed her outlook.

Rather than continue on a path she was no longer sure about, Felicia looked for a program that would allow her to help people.

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Topics: healthcare education, student spotlight, sonography

Determination Takes Abby from Mexico to NMC Nursing School

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Abby's parents always wanted the best for their children – even if that meant making the tough decision to move from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, as undocumented immigrants when Abby was just six years old.

After several formative years, the family was deported to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Both Abby and her sister, Claudia, remember this as the lowest point in their educational careers. 

"Going back to Mexico was our hardest journey. We were used to English and the American education system. We were in shock," said Claudia.

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Topics: nurse education, student spotlight, nursing

Medical Assistant Program Helps Shari Make an Impact

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Shari knows what she wants: a meaningful healthcare career that will open the door for more educational opportunities.

And it seems like she is well on her way: She recently transferred to the Nebraska Methodist College Medical Assistant program after nine months at a traditional university.

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Topics: allied health career, student spotlight

Sajna Seizes New Opportunities at NMC

Posted on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

In her 23 years, Sajna has seen more suffering than most of us could imagine.

As a young girl living in war-torn Bosnia Herzegovina in 1995, Sajna was thrown into the world of makeshift war-time healthcare. Her own mother was tasked with being a nurse with minimal experience. As a soldier in the Bosnian Army, her father had been shot four times.

"My mom had to make do with the resources we had to help others. She wasn't a registered nurse. I remember interacting with amputees, seeing wounds treated,” Sajna said.

But instead of being scared or repulsed by what she saw, Sajna was fascinated.

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Topics: campus life, student spotlight, nursing

Jess Vs. The First Semester at NMC

Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2016

You could say Jess's passion for nursing began early. After sun-kissed summers at the pool as a certified lifeguard as a teenager, watching her mother care for elderly people at the retirement home and working through her father's death after a terminal illness, Jess knew she wanted to help others, and nursing was where she wanted to be.

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Topics: student life, student spotlight, nursing

Accelerated Nursing Grads Make Their Mark On D.C.

Posted on Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Nebraska Methodist College prides itself on graduating students who can make a real difference in the community. Recently, a number of our grads saw their compassion and excellence in nursing take them to the biggest stage of all: our nation’s capital.

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Topics: nurse education, student spotlight, nursing