Juliann Sebastian, Ph.D., R.N.
With the College of Nursing’s excellence in educating and nurturing the best nurses for Nebraska, Juliann Sebastian, Ph.D., R.N., leads a team of almost 200 faculty and staff who deliver outstanding nursing programs to about 1,100 students across the college’s 500-mile campus. The college’s seventh dean joined UNMC in October 2011. Dr. Sebastian is recognized for her organization of care delivery systems and, in particular, care for underserved populations, academic nursing practice and nurse-managed centers, and doctor of nursing practice program curricula.
Before joining UNMC, Dr. Sebastian was dean and professor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Nursing. Prior to being appointed to dean in August 2006, she served as assistant dean for advanced practice nursing and professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nurses and was in the original group of Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nursing Fellows when the program began.
She has presented at numerous national and international conferences on areas of her expertise and has published numerous papers, book chapters and abstracts, as well as three books related to community nursing. Dr. Sebastian believes that nurses are at the heart of health care and that advances in nursing research, education and practice all contribute to better health for people in Nebraska and around the world.