Online FAQ

The following is a list of questions that are frequently asked by prospective students about NMC's online programs. 

How do online courses work?

All online courses at Nebraska Methodist College are 5 weeks in duration. Students take one course at a time, which allows them to be fully submerged in each separate subject for that period of time. Classes are taught through MyMethodist, an online portal for NMC students. Class format varies but many times includes, presentations, disscussion boards, papers, tests and other assignments.

Students have the option of enrolling in Nebraska Methodist College part-time. Those who wish to explore this option should work with an advisor to plan their schedules.

Clinical/Practicum hours are a requirement of all online nursing programs. Students may choose to fulfill this requirement somewhere that is easily accessible to them.

Can online students receive financial assistance?

Yes, online students are eligible to receive finaical aid. For more information about scholarships, loans, grants and other resources available, visit our Financial Assistance page.

Where do I turn in my assignments?

Each student receives a syllabus for each course which details the instructor's requirements for how and when assignments are to be turned in.

How do I get in contact with my instructor?

Contact information is provided to you by the instructor when you first begin the course. Professors are easily accessible via email or phone.

Do I have to be online at a certain time every day?

NMC's online programs allow you to study at your convenience.  Deadlines, tests and required outcomes are outlined in course syllabi. Online learning is meant to be flexible and available 24/7.

What type of interaction will I have with other students and my instructors?

One of the advantages students have in online programs is the ability to interact with instructors and a diverse student population.  Each course varies in its approach and all courses use different forms of interaction which may include chat rooms, e-mail, blogs, conference calls, social media, and other forms of interaction.

How do I get the right textbooks and course materials?

All books for online students can be purchased through the NMC Bookstore.

How many hours per week does an average student devote to his or her studies?

The average amount of time spent per week studying will vary by course, course work, and program.  Generally, students should plan on an average of 10 - 30 hours of studying per week for course work.  These hours will vary depending on the type of course work such as a reading assignment versus a written project.

Do any online courses involve group work?

In some courses and in some instances, students will work and collaborate in small groups. In all cases, these instances are determined by the course instructor.

What kind of computer equipment, software and internet connections do I need?

For the list of technical requirements, visit our Online Technology Requirements page.

What technical support is available to me?

The Education Technology Department is available to assist all NMC students, faculty and staff at NMC.helpdesk@methodistcollege.edu or (402) 354-7008.