College of Nursing Centennial

UNMC College of Nursing | 1917-2017
A Century of Academic Nursing Excellence: Transforming the Future  

The College is the state's oldest publicly-supported nursing college. Since its first class began with 13 women on Oct. 16, 1917, in the "University of Nebraska School for Nurses," more than 14,500 students have graduated. With 1,135 students currently enrolled, the UNMC College of Nursing is the largest nursing program in the state. The college has campuses in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk. 

UNMC College of Nursing Dean, Juliann Sebastian, Ph.D., said, "Our 100th year is a special milestone for the College, as well as alums, and our partners across the state. Our graduates have made immeasurable contributions to the quality of life of Nebraskans. With a mission of education, research and outreach, our faculty, staff and students have been at the forefront of the evolution of the profession of nursing across Nebraska, the U.S. and the world.”

Centennial Gala History Book: In celebration of the UNMC College of Nursing Centennial, a beautiful coffee-table book has been created to showcase the history of the College. The book features historical information taken from the 1917-1987 College of Nursing book and continues through present day. The book is available to purchase through the link above or by visiting the UNMC Bookstore on the Omaha campus. Based on availability, books will also be available for purchase at the College of Nursing Centennial Gala on Friday, October 20, 2017. Only 200 books have been printed, so don’t miss out on taking home a piece of UNMC Nursing history!