Training & Education
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in research,education and patient care. UNMC had its beginnings nearly 120 years ago as a College of Medicine. Today, UNMC’s nine academic units offer quality education to medical students from across the U.S. and around the world. Direct teaching affiliations are with The Nebraska Medical Center, the Veterans Administration Medical Center and 8 community hospitals. Students have access to facilities totaling 2,800 teaching beds.
The College of Medicine offers the Doctor of Medicine degree and graduate medical education in 17 specialties and 12 subspecialties, including family practice.
College of Dentistry
The College of Dentistry offers the doctor of dental science (DDS), dental hygiene degrees and graduate work in seven specialty areas.
College of Nursing
The College of Nursing offers a four-year bachelor of science in nursing both for full-time students and registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s degree. Nurses also may pursue a master’s degree, a post-master’s certificate for graduates seeking additional professional development, and a doctoral degree.
College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy offers a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm D) – one of the first in the nation to offer this program – which emphasizes knowledge of medication and patient care. The College of Pharmacy provides drug and health information to more than 30 rural pharmacies though a computerized health information Network.
School of Allied Health Professions
The School of Allied Health Professions offers bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates and professional master’s degrees in 11 specialties, including physical therapy and medical technology.
Graduate Studies and Research Opportunities: UNMC offers graduate study and research programs in anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, physiology and biophysics.
College of Public Health
The UNMC College of Public Health offers a wide range of programs and degrees to provide students with a comprehensive, well-rounded education in public health. Our educational programs are designed for students who wish to pursue different levels and approaches to public health education, including certificate programs–the certificate of public health, professional degrees–the master of public health, specialized academic degrees–the master of science and the doctor of philosophy. We also offer dual degree programs with other colleges at the University of Nebraska.
UNMC Continuing Education
UNMC CCE Mission Statement
The mission of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is to support the continuing professional development of healthcare professionals within Nebraska, the region, and the nation.
The content of the educational programs sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Center for Continuing Education includes primary care, specialty and sub-specialty topics as well as other professional development activities.
Types of Activities
The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Center for Continuing Education, sponsors a variety of activities including regularly scheduled series, courses, and enduring materials. The methods of instruction are varied to offer different types of learning experiences to appeal to diverse and individual learning styles and practice setting requirements. They include live conferences; interactive audio, video and electronic programs; web-based self-study materials, and simulation.
The Center for Continuing Education sponsors a range of educational activities for primary care and specialty physicians as well as other health care professionals, including faculty trainees and staff at University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.
Expected Results of the Program
The goal of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Center for Continuing Education is to improve the competence and performance of healthcare providers and, when possible, to improve patient outcomes. University of Nebraska Medical Center CCE is committed to assessing the impact of its programs through qualitative and quantitative methods.