NMMC Wellness Center
NMMC offers an outstanding fitness center on campus that includes a pool, weight equipment, cardiovascular equipment, walking track, aerobics room and racquetball courts. Students may obtain a temporary membership for $42/month, with no assessment or enrollment fee. Dues are payable in full upon joining. The Wellness Center is open from 4 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 4 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Students who are here for six weeks or longer are encouraged to make a 30-45 minute presentation to the staff on a topic of your choice. It will be up to each individual clinical instructor as to whether they require an inservice.
Free parking is available in the “student parking” area across the street from the main entrance to the hospital on Garfield Street. Outpatient parking is available on the lower level (employee parking) at Longtown Medical Park.
The hospital’s Resource Center is available for your convenience.
Aquatic therapy is available at the NMMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. Inpatient therapists may take their patients to the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center for pool therapy, so please bring a modest swimsuit (no bikinis).
First Day Arrival
Check the work hours of your assigned area for arrival time. In the main unit, ask at the information desk in the front lobby for directions to the appropriate area. The Acute Rehabilitation office is located on the third floor, south wing. The Rehabilitation Institute is located on the first floor, west wing. Outpatient Rehabilitation is located at Longtown Medical Park, 4381 S. Eason Blvd. Your clinical instructor will greet you when you arrive.
Student Dress Code
- Clothing must present a professional image, with care given to tightness, length and cleanliness of clothing. Please refrain from wearing low necklines or waistlines as this is distracting to our patients as well as other staff members. If performing an acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, or skilled nursing facility clinical, navy blue scrubs are recommended but are not required. Any color scrubs are acceptable. At the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, khaki pants or dress pants are recommended with a professional shirt which is long enough to keep your midriff covered when you lift your arms above your head.
- Sleeveless shirts, blue jeans and shorts are not allowed, unless for approved events. Knee length shorts are approved for the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center.
- Approved name tags must be worn at all times.
- Open-toed shoes are not allowed.
- Strong fragrances should be avoided.
- Jewelry should be appropriate and professional.
- Cell phones are not permitted in patient care areas. You may keep them at your desk.
Longtown was a wonderful learning environment! I was provided with adequate structure and supervision, yet allowed to grow as a clinician at my own pace.
Natalie Pierce, OT
Everyone was very friendly and willing to allow me to work with them or help me in any way they could. I really learned a lot and enjoyed my time here.
Emily Gilliland,, PT
I learned something new from my supervisor every day. I also enjoyed the variety of patients I encountered. Also, everyone was very helpful throughout my extern.
Tami Scott, SLP