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Nebraska Methodist College, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is an accredited, private, not-for-profit nursing and healthcare college. It's where students live with meaning and discover what they want to give back to the world while thriving in a close-knit, caring community established in 1891.

With an enrollment of over 1,100 students, NMC is small enough to truly care about each student and large enough to provide outstanding undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in nursing and allied health.

NMC students experience a holistic culture of caring while mastering the art and science of healthcare. They gain the skills and experience needed to become outstanding contributors to society through service-learning experiences, community-based education, and leadership development integrated throughout the curriculum.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

As a health professions institution, we provide educational experiences for the development of individuals in order that they may positively influence the health and well-being of the community.

Our Core Values

Caring
We are concerned for the well-being of all people and demonstrate this concern through kindness, compassion and service.

Excellence
We expect the best from everyone and hold ourselves to the highest ideals of personal, professional and organizational performance.

Holism
We recognize and honor the interrelatedness of all things and all people, and are committed to the development of the whole person.

Learning
We embrace the experiential process by which knowledge, insight, understanding and ultimately wisdom are created for ourselves and those we serve.

Respect
We recognize and uphold the dignity and self-worth of every human being, and promote honest and forthright interpersonal communication and behaviors.

Our Core Values

Caring
We are concerned for the well-being of all people and demonstrate this concern through kindness, compassion and service.

Excellence
We expect the best from everyone and hold ourselves to the highest ideals of personal, professional and organizational performance.

Holism
We recognize and honor the interrelatedness of all things and all people, and are committed to the development of the whole person.

Learning
We embrace the experiential process by which knowledge, insight, understanding and ultimately wisdom are created for ourselves and those we serve.

Respect
We recognize and uphold the dignity and self-worth of every human being, and promote honest and forthright interpersonal communication and behaviors.

Facts at a Glance

About NMC

  • Founded in 1891
  • Affiliation of the Nebraska Methodist Health System, one of the largest health systems in Nebraska
  • Student population of over 1,100
  • Accredited, private not-for-profit nursing and healthcare college offering certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees to prepare students to be successful for a changing future

Student Success Outcomes

2016 Full-time, First-time Degree-Seeking Student Retention Rate was 75%

2008 Student Completion Rates

Cohort

6-Year Award Rate 8-Year Award Rate
Full-time, First-time 52% 52%
Part-time, First-time N/A N/A
Full-time, Non-first-time 77% 77%
Part-time, Non-first-time 68% 68%

 

2010 Full-time, First-time Cohort Student Completion Rates:

  • Total overall completion rate is 59%
  • Completion rate for students pursuing Bachelor's Degrees is 60%
  • The 4-year average Student-Right-to-Know completion rate calculation is 67%

More NMC student outcomes data are available through the College Navigator website.

Academics

  • 90% of instructors have advanced or terminal degree and certifications within their field of expertise
  • Practical-based healthcare curriculum with Liberal Arts - based foundation to provide more rounded experience and world view as educated citizens
  • 42 certificate and degree programs offered on campus and online in nursing, allied health and health professions
  • 10 fully equipped, state-of-art laboratories for nursing and allied health programs enabling students to practice skills and establish patient care competencies
  • Study abroad trips for students to experience other cultures
  • Community and service learning opportunities for students to provide basic healthcare and healthcare education to underserved populations
  • Voting member in Council of Independent Colleges

Student Support

  • Student services office with programs and staff to assist students in defining, clarifying, and achieving educational and personal goals
  • Student advisors provide personalized attention to help guide each student in their course of study
  • TRIO Student Support Services offer assistance specifically for first-generation college students seeking a bachelor's degree
  • Campus Health services with physician assistant on staff to ensure future healthcare professionals receive quality primary and preventive healthcare
  • Counselors to support students with test anxiety, stress management, time management, adjusting to college life, and other personal issues
  • Campus ministry to sponsor and support spiritual development
  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction to promote academic success
  • Disability support services and accommodations for student with disabilities
  • Campus activities planned throughout the year according to student interests

Service Committed

  • Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation (2015-20) recognized NMC's commitment to the local community
  • $1.3 million TRIO grant to initiate an Upward Bound Math and Science project exclusively with Benson High School students
  • $1.3 million grant award (over five years) to support TRIO Classic Upward Bound program that aims to increase rates at which its participants complete high school and transition to college
  • 1,700 hours of student-involved community service for the 2011 - 2012 academic year
  • 83% of student population participated in service-learning, community service, or community-based work in 2011-2012 academic year
  • Center for Health Partnerships operation of the Mobile Diabetes Unit in a partnership with Cosmopolitan International
    • Students from across all levels and programs provide diabetes screenings and education to underserved populations in Nebraska, with over 1,000 diabetes screenings in 2011-2012 academic year

Campus Facilities

The current campus, opened in 2006, is nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the center of the city. In 2016, NMC opened the 501 Center — a former medical office building at 501 N. 87 St. that the College renovated to include new labs and classrooms. The Alumni building and Professional Development division are located one-half block east of the main campus.  Parking is free for students, faculty, staff and guests on campus. 

  • John Moritz Library supports the teaching, learning, and research of students and faculty in healthcare education
  • On campus fitness center for students to work off test anxiety, work out and stay healthy
  • The Charlotte Schultz Learning Commons with a dedicated student center and study rooms
  • A full-service coffee bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner items  
  • Apartment style campus housing next to campus with secured access, laundry facilities, wireless internet access and swimming pool

History

Nebraska Methodist College is the only nursing and allied health college in Omaha that has operated continuously since its beginning in 1891. One hundred years ago, the mission of the deaconesses who began a training school for six young women was simple: Provide care and comfort to the patients. As the College is into its second century of operations, the mission is much the same, but how and what was taught bears little resemblance to the curriculum for that small band of women who in 1893 became the hospital’s first graduating class of nurses.

Modern medicine and technological advances of the new century present new challenges. The early 1980s saw a dramatic nationwide decrease in the number of hospital-affiliated diploma schools and the rise of four-year baccalaureate programs. The healthcare provider of the past did not have a broad background in the behavioral sciences, liberal arts, social sciences and other humanities which help a caregiver to understand the behavior of people in need. In June 1985, the Board of Trustees approved changing the existing School of Nursing to a degree granting institution with the authority to develop degree programs in the allied health professions. The long-popular three-year Nursing diploma program was eliminated, and the first baccalaureate degrees were awarded in the spring of 1989. The school’s name was changed from the School of Nursing to the Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health.

Through a series of strategic planning efforts, a long-range plan was established that resulted in steady growth of the young college in terms of both student headcount and program offerings. Central in the planning was an intentional effort to diversify the program offerings through the addition of important allied health programs. The addition of allied health students to the campus facilitated the diversification of the student body and also the realization of the College mission. The transition from a school to a college and the addition of new programs, as well as steady growth of the student body was accomplished smoothly, without any interruptions in the educational process.

In September 2005, the new Josie Harper Campus of Nebraska Methodist College was opened, marking a major milestone in the history and development of Nebraska Methodist College. The Riley-Leinart Center, a 26,000 square foot building, primarily serves as an office building for faculty, staff and administrative personnel. This center also houses some classrooms and the Nursing Skills Laboratory. The Clark Center, a 75,000 square foot building, opened in January 2006. The Clark Center houses many areas critical to the success of the College such as the classrooms, laboratories, common areas, bookstore, library, computer lab, student health center, fitness center, and student center. Opened in August 2007, students were able to enjoy the convenience of on-campus living at Josie’s Village.

Honors & Awards

2019 Honors

MFS20_School_150x150Nebraska Methodist College was once again recognized by the Military Friendly® program as a Military Friendly School for veterans and their spouses. Military Friendly® is dedicated to creating civilian opportunities for veterans and rates organizations for their support and dedication toward the active duty, reserve, and guard veterans and their spouse.

Nebraska Methodist College was recognized by BestColleges as having one of the best online Master's in Nursing Administration programs in the country.

2017 Honors

Carnegie CECRather than an award, The Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation is a voluntary classification that signifies an institution's commitment to partnering with officials and representatives on a number of initiatives designed to foster interaction, growth, and the betterment of the local community.

 

 

SteelcaseNebraska Methodist College has been selected as a 2017 Active Learning Center Grant recipient. Steelcase Education seeks partners in active learning who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways. We have a passion for understanding how learning takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help. Nebraska Methodist College will partner with Sheppard's Business Interiors to complete the new classroom space.

 

 

Top 10 Best Online Colleges 2017 NEBRASKAThe Best Online College Top 10 listings are part of an effort to feature the most affordable, highest-quality online degree options to students in each state in the US, including public and private institutions. With more and more working adult and professional students choosing online degree programs, prospective students will benefit from a comprehensive listing detailing the accredited, reputable options in their home states.

 

Top Ranked RN Program Badge SmallSelecting the best nursing school in Nebraska can be difficult. To make the process easier first look for a school that supports students towards licensure and beyond. A great way to measure this is through NCLEX-RN "pass rates." Nebraska Methodist College has been ranked in the top 5 nursing schools in Nebraska by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN "pass rates", meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam, out of the 15 RN programs in the state. Programs reviewed include schools that offer an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN Degree.

 

Healthcare Management Degree Guide Top Online Degree ProgramsOur search for the best programs began on College Navigator, an online higher education database that we used to compile a list of all public and private non-profit colleges in the United States that offer online graduate nursing education programs. We then narrowed our search to only include programs that offer coursework 100% online (with the exception of required practicums and occasional campus visits for workshops, orientation, etc.). In addition, all of our top-ranked online masters in nursing education programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

 

wwa platinumPlatinum status from the WELCOA Well Workplace Awards is afforded to those institutions that have put forth programming that has had a demonstrable impact on workplace wellness. Such initiatives are integrated within the organization as an accepted part of business strategy.

Best Value School Award
The prestigious Best Value School Award goes to colleges, universities and career schools that deserve recognition. The Award honors schools that stand out for multiple reasons; to distinguish the unique and special from the generic, expensive and common, These schools are reviewed by former college presidents and CEOs and consider, among other things, cost and student feedback. If an institution is too expensive, it is eliminated from consideration. No other award or ranking system insists that a school be reasonably priced AND loved by its students. This award is presented by BestValueCollege.org.

2016 Honors

Carnegie CECRather than an award, The Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation is a voluntary classification that signifies an institution's commitment to partnering with officials and representatives on a number of initiatives designed to foster interaction, growth, and the betterment of the local community.

 

 

wwa platinumPlatinum status from the WELCOA Well Workplace Awards is afforded to those institutions that have put forth programming that has had a demonstrable impact on workplace wellness. Such initiatives are integrated within the organization as an accepted part of business strategy.

2015 Honors

Carnegie CECRather than an award, The Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation is a voluntary classification that signifies an institution's commitment to partnering with officials and representatives on a number of initiatives designed to foster interaction, growth, and the betterment of the local community.

 

 

Military Friendly SchoolG.I. Jobs once again honored Nebraska Methodist College as a Military Friendly School. The magazine staff compiles the list of military-friendly colleges through data-driven research on the schools approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

2014 Honors

HonorRoll-Logo-2014-webThe President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships

2013 Honors

2013 GCWF HonorRollThe Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes small groups of colleges for specific best practices and policies. Now in its sixth year, the Great Colleges program has become one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.




 

wwa-platinumPlatinum represents the pinnacle of results-oriented worksite wellness programming. The Platinum Award is granted to organizations forging new ground by linking health promotion objectives to business outcomes.




 

Military Friendly SchoolsGI JobG.I. Jobs Magazine honored Nebraska Methodist College as a Military Friendly School. The magazine staff compiles the list of military-friendly colleges through data-driven research on the schools approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.




 

Presidents Honor RollHonor RollNMC was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The award acknowledges the College's strong commitment to partnering with the community to positively impact healthcare.