The Josie Harper Campus is full of state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and other areas that benefit the student and enhance the learning experience.
Textbooks for all on campus programs, as well as some reference and general books, may be purchased through the College Bookstore located in the Clark Center. Also available are supplies, sportswear, gift items, greeting cards, candy and snacks, health and beauty aids, stethoscopes, lab coats and other medical supplies. Bookstore hours are posted on the NMC website and the bookstore window.
The Chapel at Nebraska Methodist College provides a place to 'Be'... alone to think and reflect and pray, along with a friend or friends, or part of a group for prayer or study. Things of note in the chapel include:
- Stained Glass - depicting the four seasons of nature; Look for biblical and broader religious themes.
- Water wall - creating a soothing sound; it is said that nothing clears the mind like the melodious sounds of a water fall.
- Circular nature of the space - This unique shape depicts unity, equality and the eternal and cyclical nature of life.
- The Cross is a symbol and reminder of our Christian heritage and affiliation with the United Methodist Church.
- The Sculpture - 'Unity amidst Diversity' is to be a reminder that we are open to persons of various cultures and religions.
Charlotte Schultz Learning Commons
The Charlotte Schultz Learning Commons encompasses an array of inviting spaces for students in which a broad range of academic support services is provided.
Deja Brew - Deja Brew is located in the Clark Center Lobby. A variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items are available for purchase. In addition, an array of hot and cold coffee, soft drinks and snacks round out our menu.
Library Services - John Moritz Library meets student needs for resources, for information instruction, and for fast and friendly library services. Located on the second level of the Clark Center, the library is an inviting place where students gather as well as a comfortable spot for individual study.
Through its web pages, the library provides both on-campus and remote access to a curriculum-focused collection of e-journals, e-books, and aggregated full text databases. The library offers efficient interlibrary loan service to obtain books and articles from other libraries.
All library computers are equipped with Microsoft Office 2007. Common Access Card (CAC) readers are available to members of the military. All students have access to photocopiers, printers, scanners, TV/DVD players, microphones, and headphones.
Student Center- The Katherine Shreffler Student Center, located in the Clark Center, has an array of furnishings to accommodate student gatherings, meetings, and studying. The Student Center also houses 5 computers, a printer, and a scanner for student use. An enclosed dining area sits within the Student Center and is equipped with 2 refrigerators, a microwave, a sink, and tables for students to eat, meet, and/or study.
Student Study Rooms- Ten quiet study rooms are available on the second floor of the Clark Center. Each study room is equipped with a white board and a computer, and each computer is hooked up to a nearby printer. A photocopy machine is also in close proximity to the study rooms. Students may use the study rooms individually or in small groups. Some study rooms are on a reservation system. Please check with John Moritz Library staff for details.
Varying restaurants offer lunch items for sale most work days in the Dining Area of the Clark Center. Dinners and weekend meals are available at the Methodist Hospital cafeteria. Vending machines and microwaves are available in the Clark Center Dining Area. Additionally, various food options are available for purchase at Deja Brew. Two refrigerators are located in the Student Center for student use.
NMC offers student housing at 588 North 88 Plaza. Housing contracts and additional housing information will be mailed to students following admission to the College.
Josie's Village - All units are apartment style with private bedrooms and full kitchens. They are fully furnished. The dining rooms are equipped with a table and chairs. The living rooms will include a couch, lounge chairs, a coffee and end table. Each bedroom contains a twin-sized bed, dresser, night stand, desk and chair. Each of the buildings within Josie's Village includes secured access, laundry facilities, cable television and wireless internet access. Students are expected to furnish bed linens and accessories, bath linens and accessories and cooking utensils. Students are expected to care for their own apartments. The Resident Assistants and Student Housing Coordinator are available to assist new students with questions regarding living on-campus.
Learning Laboratories and Spaces
Nebraska Methodist College offers a human cadaver laboratory component for our Anatomy and Physiology courses. The laboratory experience consists of lectures and demonstrations given by qualified anatomy instructors utilizing prosected human cadavers. Students have the unique opportunity to learn about the structure and function of the human body from the human cadavers during designated lab times as well as during times scheduled outside of class and lab hours.
Medical Assisting Laboratory
This Medical Assisting laboratory is fully equipped and designed as an outpatient medical office setting. Students establish competency for the entry-level skills they will bring to the clinical setting in their program externship. The laboratory contains anatomy models, a full-size manikin, skeletons, EKG equipment, suture and staple removal kits, minor surgical instruments, exam tables, as well as many other types of clinical equipment. The laboratory is utilized during class periods and scheduled as requested on an individual basis. The Medical Assisting classroom is adjoined to this laboratory due to the frequent integration of didactic and hands-on learning utilized in the program.
Nursing Assistant Laboratory
The Nursing Assistant laboratory is a fully equipped laboratory area with 5 beds and practice areas designed to provide a safe learning environment. Students establish competency for the skills they will bring to the clinical setting through practice that incorporates the use of manikins and a variety of patient care equipment. The laboratory is utilized during class periods and scheduled as requested on an individual basis. The Nursing Assistant classroom is adjoined to this laboratory due to the frequent integration of didactic and hands-on learning used in the program.
Nursing Skills Laboratory
The nursing skills laboratory consists of two state of the art laboratory areas, fully equipped with 12 beds, designed to facilitate student learning and increase critical analysis. There are two high tech simulation rooms with video feedback to classrooms where students and faculty can observe and critique clinical scenarios. This learning centered laboratory design integrates classroom knowledge with practice and promotes application, comprehension, and analysis through the nursing process. The structured environment allows students to safely perform high risk skills and develop competencies before and during actual clinical experiences.
Students in the phlebotomy program are able to practice blood-draw techniques in a supervised laboratory setting that includes learning resources, anatomical models, and general medical supplies that the phlebotomist uses in clinical practice. The lab experience is purposefully integrated with classroom material.
Physical Therapist Assistant Laboratory
The majority of PTA classes are held in the laboratory space, allowing students to practice techniques at the time of instruction. During laboratory sessions, students work with current equipment as well as physical modalities (ultrasound, electrical stim) commonly used in physical therapy clinics. Students gain hands-on experience and competency with therapeutic equipment prior to starting their clinical coursework. The lab is also equipped with anatomical models, reference books, and a computer to which PTA students have access at all times.
The Radiography laboratory is equipped with a non-energized radiographic machine that allows students the ability to simulate exams and fine-tune their positioning skills. The laboratory contains a variety of equipment and supplies including image receptors, grids, Q.A. equipment, sterile supplies, computer and text references, and radiographic models. The lab is designed to support integration of classroom material with experimental learning in a controlled environment.
Respiratory Care Laboratory
This laboratory offers Respiratory Care (RC) students the opportunity to gain competency with diagnostic and therapeutic equipment similar to that used in their clinical practice. Students practice simulations with a mechanical test lung which demonstrates compliance and resistance changes in cardiovascular disorders. Experienced respiratory therapists serve as instructors to guide students in learning procedures in the laboratory. In addition, RC students may use the area outside of scheduled times to practice on their own. The laboratory is also available for RC students for private or group study using models, reference books and computer - assisted instructional aids. It is located on the second floor of the Clark Center.
The Sonography laboratory offers students the opportunity to practice with real-time ultrasound equipment. Students learn how to operate equipment, explore physical properties of sound-tissue interaction, and develop and practice exam protocols prior to entering clinical practice. The laboratory experience is designed to integrate classroom knowledge with ultrasound instrumentation, and does not replace clinical hands-on experience. In addition, the laboratory contains audiovisual aids, textbooks, 3-D models and other educational reference material.
Surgical Technology Laboratory
The Surgical Technology lab was built to closely mimic a complete and functional operating suite. It contains an operating room table, back tables and mayo stands to assemble sterile supplies and instruments for the sterile field, scrub sinks, anesthesia machine, treatment modalities, patient positioning aids, completely stocked suture locker, functional laparoscopy suite and trainer, and a wide variety of surgical instruments for all surgical specialties and supplies. Completing "surgeries" on simulators under the watchful eye of the integrated ceiling camera allows the student to critique and improve skills prior to entering the clinical component of the program.