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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kearney Services

UNMC College of Nursing Student Services in Kearney will provide nursing students with assistance in processing application materials, course registrations, course changes, grade reporting and financial aid application materials. 

UNMC College of Allied Health Professions students are served by the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs. The Enrollment Management & Student Affairs team, located on both the Kearney and Omaha campuses, provides students with assistance in the areas of pre-admissions advising, processing applications, program interview days, course registration, student involvement and student wellness.

Campus Fees

College of Nursing and College of Allied Health Professions students on the Kearney campus pay the University Program and Facilities Fees (UPFF) of the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus. The complete description of these campus services and activities can be found in the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) Student Handbook and college catalogs.

  • A brief description of major services and activities for UNMC nursing students at Kearney Campus is provided in this catalog and on the UNMC Student Blackboard – Kearney Student Information.
  • For College of Allied Health Professions students, campus services and involvement opportunities are located on the Current Students webpage. 

Student Services on the Kearney Campus

Academic or Physical Disability Accommodations

The Accessibility Services Center (ASC) collaborates with students, administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure access to reasonable and appropriate student disability accommodations for academic programs and student involvement. Students who require academic or physical accommodations should present documentation of the disability and need for accommodation to the Accessibility Services Center. Learn more about this process here.

Student Life Center 2031 (Omaha Campus)
Email: unmcasc@unmc.edu
Phone: 402-554-2872 

Bookstores

The UNMC Bookstore is the on-campus source for textbooks, reference materials, medical supplies, UNMC gear and other supplies. A special order service allows customers to order desired books not already in stock, at no additional charge. The UNMC Bookstore offers book buy back throughout the year on our website and in-store.

Student Life Center, 2nd Floor (Omaha campus)
Phone: 402-559-4455
Fax: 402-559-4324

UNMC College of Nursing textbooks will be made available for purchase through The Antelope Bookstore located on the University of Nebraska Kearney campus (308-865-8555) and UNMC Bookstore located on the Omaha campus. UNMC College of Allied Health Professions textbooks will be made available for purchase through the UNMC Bookstore online and on the Omaha campus.
Counseling

UNK Student Health & Counseling provides health and counseling services for UNMC Kearney students. Visit the UNK Student Health & Counseling website for clinic hours and additional information on services provided.

  • UNK Student Health: 308-865-8218
  • UNK Student Counseling: 308-865-8248

UNMC Kearney students are also able to access counseling services through Counseling and Psychological Services located on the UNMC Omaha campus via Zoom. To connect with a CAPS counselor, students should call 402-559-7276 to make an appointment. 

Fitness Facilities
UNMC Kearney students have access to recreational facilities at the Wellness Center at the UNK.
Housing
On campus housing may be available through the UNK Office of Residence Life.  Interested students should contact them at 308-865-8519 or housing@unk.edu.
Information Technology (IT)
UNMC Information Technology (IT) designs and deploys innovative technology solutions for UNMC and provides comprehensive infrastructure services for UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Contact the ITS Helpdesk at 9-7700 or by email at helpdesk@unmc.edu for assistance with computers and phones.

Phone: 402-559-7253
Fax: 402-559-5579

The LoperTECH Help Center at UNK provides support via email, by appointment, remotely or phone. 

Emailsupport@nebraska.edu
Phone:  308-865-8363

Health Insurance

UNMC requires that full-time students have inpatient (hospitalization) insurance. Full-time students who wish to waive/decline UNMC’s endorsed student health insurance program may do so by providing proof of coverage through their parents, spouse, employer or their own personal plan. If the student wishes to waive/decline the United Healthcare Student Insurance, they must fill out an electronic waiver form that can be found on their UNMC MyRecords account once their semester tuition bill has been calculated.

Questions concerning the student insurance plan, procedures for filing claims and/or problems with the claims process may be directed to Devin Schleicher, 402-559-5328.

Medical Sciences Building 25101 (Omaha campus)
Phone: 402-559-5328

Lactation Services
UNMC recognizes the importance of supporting new mothers who wish to continue to breastfeed while they are attending school. UNMC acknowledges the health benefits of breastfeeding and believes that UNMC should make private, accessible and comfortable lactation rooms available to its students who want to express milk while on campus and away from their infant.

View the UNMC Catalog for a list of available facilities for lactation.
Libraries

The Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library of Medicine is the library of UNMC and the only state-supported academic health sciences library in Nebraska. The library completed a renovation in 2020 that optimized study space to include 54 study rooms and three Reflection Rooms. 

Contact askus@unmc.edu or 402-559-6221.

UNMC Kearney students have library privileges at Calvin T. Ryan Library on the UNK campus as well as the McGoogan Library.

Ombuds Program

The word “ombudsman” originated in Sweden and means “representative of the people.” UNMC has established an Ombuds Program to help students, residents, faculty and staff resolve problems and to promote fair and equitable treatment for all members of the UNMC community. Drs. David Carver and Susan Swindells serve as the UNMC Ombudspersons. 

College of Nursing, 4th Floor (Omaha campus)
Email dcarver@unmc.edu or call 402-559-2491 for a confidential appointment

Public Safety

Potential criminal actions, sex offenses and other emergencies on UNMC Kearney sites can be reported directly by any student, faculty member or employee to the agencies listed below:

UNK Police (308-865-8911) or call 911 – Kearney Police (for emergency assistance).

Student Health

UNK Student Health & Counseling provides health and counseling services for UNMC Kearney students. Visit the website for clinic hours and additional information on services provided.

UNK Student Health: 308-865-8218

Voter Registration

UNMC must provide the following Voter Registration Information to all UNMC students to remain compliant with Title IV federal student aid assistance programs.

The voter registration requirement was included in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. In essence, if a participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to election day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information/registration forms to its students.

The Department of Justice has identified the states that meet this criterion. Nebraska residents are required to register to vote for all state and national elections. The requirements of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the “NVRA” or “motor voter law”) apply to 44 States and the District of Columbia. Six States (Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are exempt from the NVRA. Likewise, the territories are not covered by the NVRA (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa)

The following web sites offer information on Nebraska Voter Registration requirements and Nebraska Voter Registration forms.

Kearney Campus Contacts by College

Find the best contact for your college and campus location to address questions related to student services.

College Contact Email Phone
College of Allied Health Professions Office of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs cahpadmissions@unmc.edu 402-559-6673
College of Nursing Sarah Jones sjones1@unmc.edu 308-865-8322