Dana Samson, MSN, RN



University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - West Nebraska Division
1601 East 27th St.
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Phone: 308-632-0438
Email: dsamson@unmc.edu



  • 1976, BS, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • 1978, BSN, Creighton University
  • 1982, MSN, UNMC


Dana Samson began teaching at UNMC College of Nursing West Nebraska Division nearly twenty years ago. She has been a staunch supporter of nursing students, meeting them at their academic level and encouraging them to create their nursing identity by incorporating nursing theory and evidence-based practice into their care. She is a proponent of client autonomy and client-centered care. She has been rewarded with continued encounters with former students; so much, that she will never change her personal cell phone number. Currently, she serves as a part-time instructor and an ATI Champion for the West Nebraska Division. Dana and her husband, Tom, have a son, Scott, a daughter-in-law, Larissa, and two adorable grandpuppies, Mick and JD.


Farr, L.A., Keene, A., Samson, D, Michael-Jacoby, A., (1986), Relationships between disruption of rhythmicity and re-entrainment in surgical patients; Chronbiologia, 13(2), 105-113.

Farr, L.A., Keene, A., Samson, D., Michael, A. Alterations in circadian excretion on urinary variables and physiological indicators of stress following surgery; Nursing Research, 33(3), 140-146.


2015, Silver U, UNMC CON

2010, Collective Teaching Award, UNMC CON