A comprehensive curriculum for all levels of nursing students, scientists and scholars.

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Welcome to the top tier of U.S. nursing schools

Of the approximately 100 major schools of nursing in the U.S., the UNMC College of Nursing ranks in the top tier, as measured by academic standing and federal research funding.  

Excellence in nursing education since 1917

What does that mean for you? Top-notch-faculty, facilities, curriculum, learning technologies, interdisciplinary clinical education, research opportunities, community engagement and collaborative educational partnerships in the service of health.  

Bachelor's to postdoctoral and continuing education

Our comprehensive BSN, MSN, PhD, and continuing education programs prepare you for leadership roles in nursing practice, research, education, health policy and administration. 

Gold standard curriculum

We offer an innovative, interdisciplinary, leading-edge curriculum that reflects recommendations by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Institute of Medicine, the Carnegie Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — all leading advocates of progressive, evidenced-based health care education. Embedded through the curriculum:

  • Care quality, patient safety and clinical education benchmarks.
  • Dynamic learning– high-fidelity simulation, interactive resources, distance options, web-based learning applications, testing and reporting systems with 24/7 access.
  • Interprofessional clinical training – students from all UNMC health professions train together in 360-degree patient care.

Inquiries most welcome

Browse through our programs information. If you have questions, please contact a student services representative.  

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Preparing nimble leaders and advocates
Karen Grigsby, RN, PhD has been appointed Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, effective August 22, 2012. She was selected to participate in the Leadership in Academic Nursing Program sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing from which she recently returned. That important leadership training will help her as she assumes these new responsibilities.

Her expertise is in nursing administration and organizational systems, which is an excellent fit for understanding the needs and opportunities inherent in this position. Dr. Grigsby serves on the University of Nebraska Medical Center iLead Development Committee and has provided service on other College, Medical Center, and University committees. She has consulted on topics related to nursing education and nursing administration, and has reviewed grants for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration.  Her professional service has included membership on the Board of Directors for the International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, as well as service on the Board of the Sigma Theta Tau International Building Foundation.

Dr. Grigsby has chaired the Family & Health Systems Department in the College of Nursing since 2006 and will continue to serve in that role.