Rita Antonson, MSN, RN, APRN-NP


Director, Senior Health Promotion Center


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
550 N 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0620

Phone: 402-472-3657
Email: rantonson@unmc.edu



  • 1991, MS, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • 1998, MSN, UNMC


Rita Antonson is a Board-certified Gerontontological Nurse Practitioner. Past professional experience includes Staff Nurse, Hemophilia Nurse Coordinator & Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and Clinical Research Associate at a pharmaceutical company in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ms. Antonson is currently a member of the UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical Center) CON (College of Nursing) Faculty on the Lincoln Campus and is the director of the Senior Health Promotion Center.


Grant Support (Previous 5 years)

April 2018
Indian Center Health Fair Sigma Theta Tau International-Gamma Pi Chapter, $346.28, Antonson, R.(P.I.)

October 2016
Project Homeless Connect Sigma Theta Tau International-Gamma Pi Chapter, $345.00, Antonson, R. (P.I.)


Clinic with a Heart – serve on UNMC CON team to provide patient care


2003-2004 University of Nebraska, University-wide Departmental Teaching Award

2009 UNMC - CON, Ada Lindsey Professional Service Award

2020 UNMC - CON, Chancellor’s Council Silver “U” Award