The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, offers an intensive 11-month educational program providing experience in all major departments of a hospital clinical lab. Students work alongside our faculty in serving patients’ medical needs, from routine lab tests to preparation for complex medical procedures.
Established in 1968 as the Methodist Hospital School of Medical Technology, we pride ourselves in producing highly qualified medical laboratory science graduates who are competent to enter the laboratory profession. Our staff includes dedicated and experienced clinical instructors, laboratory scientists, physicians, and administrators, all of whom participate in the education of our students.
Medical Laboratory Science Program Quick Facts
- Students accepted each year: 6-10
- Minimum cumulative GPA to apply: 2.5
- Minimum Science/Math GPA to apply: 2.5
- Expert faculty and instructors
- State-of-the-art laboratory
- 11-month internship: late May-early May
In order to apply, students who have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree must meet the pre-requisites of our medical technology program. We are affiliated with:
- Wayne State College (applications accepted now for classes starting May 2019)
- North Dakota State University (applications accepted now for classes starting May 2019)
- College of Saint Mary (applications accepted now for classes starting May 2019)
- Northwest Missouri State University (applications accepted now for classes starting May 2019)
This refers to a student who already has a bachelor's degree upon entering a hospital-based program.
The Methodist Hospital MLS Program accepts applicants with bachelor's degrees who have already taken the prerequisite courses. Applicants with bachelor's degrees are accepted based on their qualifications and mandatory prerequisites. Students may be required to update any biology and chemistry course work that was completed more than five years prior to admission to the clinical year.
The Nebraska Methodist Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880, www.naacls.org.
MLS Program Outcome Measures
Graduation, Employment, and ASCP Certification Rates
|Class||Number of Students||Graduation Rate for Students that Began the Program's Final Half||Employment Rate*||ASCP Board of Certification Exam Pass Rate Within 1 Year of Graduation|
Employment Rate* = number who found employment (in the MLS/CLS field or in a closely related field) and/or continued their education within one year of graduation
Attrition Rate = 0% in 2016; 0% in 2017; 12.5% in 2018 (one student)
The Nebraska Methodist Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program is committed to providing superior education to prepare qualified medical laboratory scientists with the skills, knowledge, and attributes needed to serve our community and make positive contributions in the profession of medical laboratory science.
Interested in Applying?
For questions concerning the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, contact Julie Richards, program director, at (402) 354-4563.