Reflections on the Center for Nursing Science
"I know the new Center for Nursing Science will put Nebraska at the forefront of nursing education. As the state and country face a serious nursing shortage, UNMC will be able to attract the best and brightest to the College of Nursing with this outstanding facility."
- Nebraska State Sen. Gwen Howard
"Once again, UNMC has stepped forward to meet an increasing need for nurses in Nebraska. The new UNMC College of Nursing Center for Nursing Science will provide long-lasting benefits to our state."
- Nebraska State Sen. Mike Flood
"The Center for Nursing Science is an inspiring example of how the generosity of philanthropists like Ruth and Bill Scott impacts the entire state of Nebraska. We count Ruth and Bill among our greatest partners in serving the people of the state. Their support will make a lasting impact in nursing education and care."
- J.B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska
"The Center for Nursing Science is a truly marvelous state-of-the-art nursing education facility where UNMC's outstanding nursing programs will make a difference in the care of our citizens. With this new facility, UNMC continues its unprecedented investment in our community and local economy."
- Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle
"I'm so excited about what this new building is going to mean for nursing students and faculty. It will provide them with the cutting edge technology for education and facilities that encourage the highest standards in clinical skills, teaching and research."
- Stephanie Scott, chairperson for the Campaign for Nebraska, UNMC College of Nursing
"There is a great need for more nurses in this state. Nurses are vitally important to health care, and this new facility will help assure that Nebraskans have the best care possible."
- Joann Schaefer, M.D., chief medical officer and director of public health at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
"Given what we anticipate will be included in upcoming health care reform changes, nursing will continue to provide a significant presence in the care delivery models of the future. With this, there is no greater time than the present to prepare ourselves for such a terrific opportunity to help lead those changes."
- Rosanna Morris, chief nursing officer, The Nebraska Medical Center
"It is thrilling to know that a 'state of the art' facility dedicated to the education of nurses will exist alongside of the fabulous Sorrell Center. Nebraska, indeed, our whole region, will be well-served by the best and brightest health care professionals that pass through our world class institutions."
- Gail Walling Yanney, M.D., UNMC College of Medicine alum
"As our population ages, we face increasingly serious problems with the nursing shortage. We are proud that our university is taking steps to help relieve this shortage. The UNMC College of Nursing Center for Nursing Science will not only increase the number of practicing nurses, but will also provide the nurses who will be teaching the next generation of nurses. This is a significant contribution by the UNMC. It shows Dr. Maurer's vision in the growth of the medical center into a world class institution."
- Stan Truhlsen, M.D., emeritus professor and former chair, UNMC College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
"The faculty and staff of Clarkson College congratulates the UNMC College of Nursing on its new facility. The prospect of additional nursing educators and expanded opportunities for nursing research will be of critical benefit to all of Nebraska."
- Lou Burgher, M.D., Ph.D., president, Clarkson College
"Nurses are the heart to ensuring quality in our long term care facilities. This state-of-the-art facility will prepare nurses to continually raise the standard of service quality in the real world."
- Glenn Van Ekeren, president of Vetter Health Services