During the year-long centennial celebration, the college will incorporate recognition of the centennial during various events.
On Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m., the college will hold a 100th anniversary Centennial Gala at the Hilton Omaha Hotel at 1001 Cass St. The cost of $50 will include a reception, dinner and keynote speaker Deborah Trautman, Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Alumni awards will be presented, as well as induction of the college's first Hall of Fame honorees. Pre-registration for the gala closes on Oct. 13.
A Centennial History Book has been produced that will feature information and photos from 1917 to 2017.
Purchase the book
The history book is available for purchase during the Centennial Gala and also can be purchased ahead of time then shipped mid-October through the UNMC Bookstore (click "Shop," then click "General Merchandise").
Through history, UNMC has led the way with programs to prepare nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse scientists and faculty. The college developed the nation's first articulated career ladder program in 1973. It allowed students to proceed with an associate's, bachelor's or master's level program at their own pace. In 1989, the college developed the state's first doctoral nursing program, and in 1992, it offered the state's first nurse practitioner program.
Its distance education programs were cited nationally as innovative and as one way to address the nursing workforce shortage by allowing students to continue employment while completing their university degrees without being on campus.
Private funds will cover the costs of celebrations. Major sponsors of the centennial are Nebraska Medicine, Olsson Associates, Fusion Medical Services and the UNMC College of Nursing Alumni Engagement Council.
Register for the Centennial Gala here. For more information, contact Kat Hamilton at (402) 559-1063.