New Lincoln facility will house College of Nursing, student health center

by Leslie Reed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln | July 10, 2018

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The University of Nebraska will celebrate the completion of a new complex housing the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Health Center and the UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony today.

The ceremony, which is open to the university community and the public, begins at 1 p.m. at 550 N. 19th Street in Lincoln. Self-guided tours of the new facility will be available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will be livestreamed here.

Speakers will include NU President Hank Bounds, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green, Ph.D., UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., College of Nursing Dean Juliann Sebastian, Ph.D., UNL Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Laurie Bellows, Ph.D., and NU Foundation President and CEO Brian Hastings.

Construction of the 107,000-square-foot complex was made possible through private donations, student fees and state funds. One half of the complex replaces the 60-year-old health center for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, while the other half provides facilities for the UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division.

The UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln Division has been based at several different locations on or near City Campus since its establishment in 1974. Since 2005, it has been housed in leased space in downtown Lincoln.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Health Center will be closed from 5 p.m. July 11 until 8 a.m. July 16 while moving into the new facility.

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