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The Josie Harper Campus

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.

Donor Recognition

Josie Harper

Josie Harper (1925-1999)

The Josie Harper Campus pays tribute to the late wife of Charles M. "Mike" Harper, former chairman and CEO of ConAgra Foods. Josie was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who was passionate about her family, education and healthcare. Josie earned a nursing degree and used her skills to care for her family. 

A gift from the Harper Family Foundation helped create the Josie Harper Campus and Josie's Village at Nebraska Methodist College.

Alva H. Clark

Alva H. Clark (1915-2007)

Dr. Clark devoted his life to serving others. He was ordained as a minister in 1935 at the age of 20, and served as pastor to three Nebraska communities before settling in Omaha at St. Paul Methodist Church in 1953.

A generous gift from an anonymous donor resulted in the Alva H. Clark, Th.D. Education Center at Nebraska Methodist College-The Josie Harper Campus. This special gift honors Dr. Clark's years of service and commitment to education, philanthropy and Nebraska Methodist College.

Grace Riley Leinart
& Earl Leinart

Grace Riley Leinart (1926-2012) & Earl Leinart

Grace and Earl served as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Nebraska Methodist College Capital Campaign, Investing in the Heart of Healthcare. During her life, Grace was passionate about providing education, and established scholarships for students living in Omaha.

Earl retired from Phillips Petroleum after 34 years of service. He also served on many boards and was actively involved with the AKSARBEN Buyers Club and the Salvation Army.

Their leadership, generosity and compassion, resulted in the Grace Riley Leinart and Earl Leinart Education Center at Nebraska Methodist College-The Josie Harper Campus.

Campus Facilities

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.

The Riley Leinart Center

The Grace Riley and Earl R. Leinart Building on the Josie Harper Campus of Nebraska Methodist College was named for the couple in recognition of their help financing it.

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

Dr. Alva H. Clark, was very important and special to Methodist Hospital Foundation. He gave 24 years of service to our Foundation and left a legacy of caring we continue to emulate. Nebraska Methodist College held a special place in Dr. Clark's heart.

The Clark Center, a 75,000 square foot building, opened in January 2006. It houses many areas critical to the success of the College such as the Bookstore, Library, Computer Lab, Campus Health Center, Fitness Center, Student Center, and many laboratories and classrooms. Students can enjoy the convenience of on-campus living at Josie's Village which opened in August 2007. There are 32 one-bedroom units, 34 two-bedroom units and one studio within five buildings on the southwest half of the Josie Harper Campus.

Campus Bookstore

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. 

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.

Food Service

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.

Housing Facilities

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

Cadaver Laboratory
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.
Phlebotomy Laboratory
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.

Radiography Laboratory
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.
Sonography Laboratory
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.


John Moritz Library meets student needs for resources, for information instruction, and for fast and friendly library services. Located on the first 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.

Campus Map

Directions to Campus

Transportation and Parking

Students are responsible for their own personal transportation. Public transportation is available to and from affiliating agencies. Some clinical experiences necessitate the use of an automobile. Students must park in designated lots at all facilities.

All students are required to register their vehicles with the Security Department of Methodist Health System. Vehicle registration forms and parking stickers are available at the Clark Center Information Desk. Students who register with Security receive a red parking sticker which must be displayed on their vehicle. Students who are also employees receive an employee parking sticker and must follow the Methodist Health System parking policies. Vehicle registration is especially important in the case of winter storms, when plowing is a priority and vehicles must be moved. Vehicles belonging to unregistered students are subject to towing at the owner's expense.

If students are not able to find a parking spot in the College parking lots, students should park in the designated overflow lot(s). Students can be issued tickets for the following violations:

  • Moving Violation
  • No Valid Parking Permit
  • Obstruction of Traffic
  • Parked in Turn Radius
  • Parked in Unauthorized Area (Wrong Lot)
  • Parking in the Drive Lane
  • Permit Not Permanently Affixed
  • Unauthorized Parking in a Fire Lane
  • Unauthorized Parking in Handicap Stall
  • Using More Than One Parking Stall

Monetary fines of $25 will be imposed to individuals who park illegally on campus. Parking fines must be paid to the NMC Business Office within 14 days of issuance. Fines will be added to students' accounts, and nonpayment of fines could result in a hold being placed, resulting in the inability to register for subsequent classes or to graduate. Appeals may be emailed to the Dean of Students within 7 days. Appeals will not be considered after that time.

Full-time students residing in Omaha and driving a vehicle with license plates registered in a county other than Douglas must apply for a City of Omaha wheel tax student exemption sticker. Students failing to apply for an automobile identification tag may be subject to a fine, as well as towing and storage charges. Vehicle exemption stickers may be secured at the Clark Center Information Desk. There is a $5 charge for the sticker.

Part-time students who reside in Omaha and have a car registered outside Douglas County must also pay the wheel tax. Students must register their vehicle with the County Treasurer, either at the main office, branch office or the city cashier's office in the City-County Building, 1819 Farnam. The cost of the wheel tax is $18. The fine for failing to register with the city is a minimum of $46, including court costs. Each day may be considered a separate violation. The minimum cost for towing to the Police Impound Lot is $46, plus $5 per day storage.

The wheel tax does not apply to students who reside outside Douglas County and/or have out-of-county license plates.