NMC Named to President's Honor Roll
- Date: March 27, 2012
- Author: Ashley Bails
Dr. Kristin Mattson, director for the NMC Center for Health Partnerships (CfHP)
(OMAHA) - The Nebraska Methodist College - Josie Harper Campus (NMC) has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The award acknowledges NMC's strong commitment to partnering with the community to positively impact healthcare.
NMC was recognized for the sixth consecutive year by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education. The health professions college was one of 110 schools to receive the honor with distinction this year.
"This award is an affirmation of the hard work and engagement of the entire NMC community. It is an acknowledgement of the success of NMC and the CfHP in targeting our community outreach to increase our impact," said Kristin Mattson, Ph.D., director for the NMC Center for Health Partnerships (CfHP).
The CfHP promotes healthy communities through shared partnerships that focus on providing basic healthcare, healthcare education and related learning opportunities to underserved populations. The campus has been engaged in community outreach through programs such as the Mobile Diabetes Center (MDC,) Our Families' Health, and Upward Bound. NMC students logged nearly 12,000 community services hours, positively impacting more than 4,600 people in the community during 2011.
"NMC is living its mission -- positively influencing the health and well-being of our community," Mattson said.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
NMC, an affiliate of Methodist Health System is a fully accredited, private four-year degree granting health professions college. Established in 1891, NMC provides its more than 800 students with excellent clinical experiences in facilities including Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women's Hospital and Jennie Edmundson Hospital, as well as in area medical clinics, extended care facilities and home care programs.
NMC offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. Areas of study include nursing (including the accelerated nursing education program, RN to BSN, graduate nursing educator), sonography, radiologic technology, phlebotomy, surgical technology, respiratory care, medical assistant and health promotions.
The Department of Continuing Education also offers a variety of classes. Several programs and classes are available online.