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2021–2022

Letter from the Dean

The need for registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, nurse leaders, scientists, and faculty is greater than ever before.  The COVID-19 pandemic, an aging population, and the critical need to address health equity, the demand for nurses has never been greater. The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing is the home of tremendous advances in knowledge about chronic care management, self-management, health promotion, rural health, and the use of technology to promote health and prevent illness, just to name a few of the areas of research for which our faculty have built national and international reputations. Our faculty members have been at the forefront of new learning strategies, with a concept-based undergraduate curriculum that helps students learn how to care for the whole person, the family, and community. Given the complexity of care today for so many people with multiple chronic conditions, this type of integrated learning will help you develop and refine your clinical reasoning skills. Advanced simulation suites, with augmented and virtual reality, and faculty-led scenarios help students hone clinical thinking skills in a safe environment with feedback and practice opportunities. At the graduate levels, students learn with expert clinicians, leaders, and scientists, gaining world-class experience in stellar clinical and community environments throughout Nebraska and beyond.

No matter which of our campuses is your base – Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff, or Norfolk – you will interact with students in other disciplines, learning how to provide team-based interprofessional care, and you will experience stimulating academic and extracurricular opportunities that provide for the well-rounded educational growth for which the UNMC College of Nursing is known.

I encourage you to ask any of us if you have any questions and to work closely with faculty and staff as you progress through your educational journey. We are here for you and we are so pleased you have selected the UNMC College of Nursing for your education, whether at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

Welcome to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing! I am confident that you will  find your experience in one of our degree programs to be profoundly growth-producing and transformative in terms of intellectual development, professional socialization, collegial networking, and development of the knowledge and skills to improve health and quality of life for all. Whether you are preparing to provide direct care in acute or long term care, care for families or communities, advanced practice nursing care, or to teach future generations of students or develop the scientific basis for future knowledge, your work is critical and will make a meaningful and substantial difference.

Sincerely,

Juliann G. Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor

For Additional Information

Student Services Office, College of Nursing
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

(402) 559-4110

Information in this bulletin is accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. For the most recent changes, please visit the CON website: http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/

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