At Nebraska Methodist College, we provide you with an array of student services that not only facilitate success in the classroom, but also promote your personal and professional growth in the real world.
We have services to help you take the next step in many areas of your life, from deepening your spiritual development to connecting with others through student organizations and service opportunities.
Nebraska Methodist College is committed to creating a harmonious community characterized by awareness, integrity, cooperation and mutual respect of diversity. We strive to identify and eliminate cultural barriers that inhibit success and to affirm, respect and celebrate cultural differences.
Strict confidentiality is maintained at all times. No information is released without written authorization from the student. All counseling records are kept separate from other College records and are accessible only by Professional Counseling staff members. However, there are limits to confidentiality. They include the following:
Additionally, a student's counselor may consult with a supervisor and/or other professional counselor for the purpose of providing the best possible service. Please discuss any concerns you have about the confidentiality of counseling with your counselor, that is what she is there for!
Counseling is available to all students who are able to come to campus for their appointments.
Students are encouraged to initiate contact with the counseling office, although referrals can be made by faculty, staff, parents, or concerned friends. All information is kept in the strictest confidence in accordance with the law.
To schedule an appointment, please contact Kathy Dworak at (402) 354-7080.
Please do not e-mail confidential information to counselors. E-mail is not secure and can be read in transit by people other than the recipient. Therefore, please use e-mail only to request information about counseling services or for other matters that are not confidential in nature.
Please do not contact counselors by e-mail in case of an emergency requiring immediate action. It cannot be ensured that an email will be read when it is first received. In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the closest hospital emergency room.
Boystown Suicide and Crisis Line
(800) 448-3000 or (800) 448-1833 (TDD)
Covenant House Hotline: (800) 999-9999
National Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 442-HOPE (4673)
|DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CHILD ABUSE/SEXUAL ABUSE
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
(800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TDD)
USA National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4ACHILD (422-4453) or
|HIV/AIDS/SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
CDC National AIDS Hotline: (800) 342-2437
AIDS Hotline in Spanish: (800) 344-7432
AIDS Hotline for the Hearing Impaired: (800) 243-7889
CDC National STD Hotline: (800) 227-8922
National Child Safety Council Childwatch: (800) 222-1464
National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children:
National Runaway Switchboard: (800) 621-4000
Child Find of America Hotline (800) I AM LOST (426-5678)
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline:
(800) 662-HELP (4357)
National Cocaine Hotline: (800) COCAINE (262-2463)
There are many resources on the internet to help, but these Web sites should not take the place of a professional counselor. Here are a few sample sites where assistance is offered.
In addition to on-campus counseling, free confidential counseling services are available 24/7/365 days of the year (nights and weekends, too) through the Student Assistance Program.
For more information:
Member ID: bcNMCSAPe Password: NMCSAP
Spirituality is an important part of life at Nebraska Methodist College. As a school created in 1891 through the efforts of Methodist deaconesses, we couldn't be prouder of our institutional heritage of Christian faith and service. We continue to embody this identity today through our core values of caring, excellence, holism, learning, and respect, alongside the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church, which guide and inspire our mission to positively influence the health and well-being of our community.
Spirituality is about our deepest passions, desires and beliefs and how we put those into practice in our lives. Spirituality gives us a sense of who we are, where we came from, where we are going and how we make our lives meaningful. Viewed through this lens, spirituality is for everyone because it engages us with life's big questions about identity, meaning, purpose and place in the world.
We challenge you to think about these ultimate questions, not in an effort to tell you what to think, but to reflect and grow in your own understanding, beliefs, values and vocation — your sense of purpose or calling as a healthcare professional.
For some students, this process will be explicitly religious and always includes their faith lives and relationship with God; for others, the process will be more about self-discovery and finding personal meaning in life and in work. A variety of voices and perspectives helps us all to learn and grow in important ways, so we welcome and encourage both ends of the spectrum, and everything in between!
We want all students, faculty, and staff to engage spirituality during their time here, but we also want to practice it each and every day at the College. We strive to create a community where everyone feels supported and cared for, heard and respected.
The NMC chapel provides a space for students, faculty and staff to escape for a few moments from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. The chapel is always open and all are welcome to spend some time in prayer, reflection, meditation or conversation in the quiet, relaxed atmosphere, located on the first floor of the Riley Leinart Center.
There is important symbolism throughout the chapel, including:
All are welcome to use the chapel to take time to reflect, re-center and recharge.
The safety and well-being of the Nebraska Methodist community is our highest priority. The NMC Emergency and Safety Procedure Manual outlines our campus safety policies and procedures. Everyone at NMC should be prepared to take appropriate and deliberate action when an emergency arises because safety is everyone's responsibility.
Report any incident or occurrence that is out of the ordinary (including, but not limited to, complaints from external constituents, missing persons, or any situation not related to illness or injury).
Our student organizations are an excellent way to learn about current issues in your profession, meet new people, improve your personal and professional skills, network with local and national professionals and develop leadership skills. As a student at Nebraska Methodist College, you will have the opportunity to join:
...and much more. There are also opportunities to volunteer with community organizations and participate in outreach trips.
Learn more about how you can get involved.
A well-equipped Fitness Center is available on the first floor of the Alumni Center.
The Fitness Center is equipped with weights, treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and stair steppers.
In order to become a member of the NMC Fitness Center, students must complete a liability form. For your convenience, you can complete the waiver online (login required). A printable version is also available below.
It will take a few days to process the form. Then, you can access the fitness center by using your student ID card anytime the college is open.