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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Scottsbluff Services

The Western Division of the College of Nursing is located in the Harms Building on the Western Nebraska Community College campus. This general office will provide nursing students with assistance in processing application materials, course registration, course changes, grade reporting and financial aid application materials.

Campus Fees

UNMC students at the West Nebraska campus pay the UNMC University Program and Facilities Fees (UPFF Funds A and B). All students are assessed Fund A. Undergraduate and professional students enrolled for 7 or more credit hours (*4 hours for graduate students) are assessed Fund B.

Student Services on the Scottsbluff 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 

Bookstore

Nursing students obtain books at the UNMC Bookstore or on Amazon.com. Uniforms and supplies are purchased at the UNMC Bookstore – information is provided during New Student Orientation at the beginning of each academic year.  

Phone: 402-559-4455
Fax: 402-559-4324

Counseling
Health and counseling services for UNMC students in the West Nebraska Division, Scottsbluff, are provided by RWPC-Urgent Care during the following hours. 
  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

If RWPC-Urgent Care is closed during one of the above scheduled times, students may be seen at the RWPC Gering Clinic (308-436-2101) during their regular hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may also be directed to the answering service by calling RWPC-Urgent Care at 308-632-2215. 

UNMC Scottsbluff-Gering 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
The Scottsbluff community has recreational facilities at their local YMCA and several other privately owned gyms. Some local gyms give special rates for nursing students.
Information Technology

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

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 Lockwood Memorial Library is located on the main floor of Regional West Medical Center, St Mary’s Plaza. Students also have access to the Western Nebraska Community College library and online resources through the McGoogan Health Sciences Library. Contact askus@unmc.edu or 402-559-6221.
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 Scottsbluff sites can be reported directly by any student, faculty member or employee at the College of Nursing law enforcement at 308-632-7176 (to report crimes of non-emergent nature) or 911 – Scottsbluff Police Department (for emergency assistance).
Student Health

Health and counseling services for UNMC students in the West Nebraska Division, Scottsbluff, are provided by RWPC-Urgent Care during the following hours. 

  • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

If RWPC-Urgent Care is closed during one of the above scheduled times, students may be seen at the RWPC Gering Clinic (308-436-2101) during their regular hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may also be directed to the answering service by calling RWPC-Urgent Care at 308-632-2215. 

 

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.

Scottsbluff 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 Dentistry Rita Charles rcharles@unmc.edu

402-472-1433

College of Nursing Maegen Graham maegen.graham@unmc.edu 308-632-2024