Programs

A comprehensive curriculum for all levels of nursing students, scientists and scholars.

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Welcome to the top tier of U.S. nursing schools

Of the approximately 100 major schools of nursing in the U.S., the UNMC College of Nursing ranks in the top tier, as measured by academic standing and federal research funding.  

Excellence in nursing education since 1917

What does that mean for you? Top-notch-faculty, facilities, curriculum, learning technologies, interdisciplinary clinical education, research opportunities, community engagement and collaborative educational partnerships in the service of health.  

Bachelor's to postdoctoral and continuing education

Our comprehensive BSN, MSN, PhD, and continuing education programs prepare you for leadership roles in nursing practice, research, education, health policy and administration. 

Gold standard curriculum

We offer an innovative, interdisciplinary, leading-edge curriculum that reflects recommendations by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Institute of Medicine, the Carnegie Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — all leading advocates of progressive, evidenced-based health care education. Embedded through the curriculum:

  • Care quality, patient safety and clinical education benchmarks.
  • Dynamic learning– high-fidelity simulation, interactive resources, distance options, web-based learning applications, testing and reporting systems with 24/7 access.
  • Interprofessional clinical training – students from all UNMC health professions train together in 360-degree patient care.

Inquiries most welcome

Browse through our programs information. If you have questions, please contact a student services representative.  

Preparing nimble leaders and advocates
Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler, PhD, RN, FAAN was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Programs July 1, 2014. She most recently came from South Dakota State University and prior to that, from University of Saskatchewan in Canada. In both places she was in charge of graduate programming at the respective Colleges of Nursing. A holder of two U. S. degrees and one Canadian degree, she has been active in nursing in two countries and two very different health care systems.

Dr. Stamler has expertise in several areas. A visiting nurse and lead co-editor of four editions of Community Health Nursing, A Canadian Perspective, she has expertise in community health. Her research in breast health information and patient education for persons with diabetes supports that expertise. Her other significant areas of expertise are nursing education and educational leadership. Serving in administrative positions for many years, one of her most significant roles was that of President of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (2008-2010). Dr. Stamler has consulted internationally on nursing education. She is co-editor of two editions of the Canadian adaptation of Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing. She has written successful grants in support of nursing education for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration.

Dr. Stamler is active in nursing associations. She has been appointed to international committees of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the nursing honor society, and served on the Executive of the Global Alliance of Leadership in Nursing Education and Science. She was appointed as Core Faculty of the upcoming Emerging Educational Administrator Institute of STTI. She was inducted as an International Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2011.
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