University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE 68198

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a public institution and part of the University of Nebraska, which includes six campuses across the state. It was founded in 1880 as a private medical college and joined the University of Nebraska system in 1902. Over the years, the university has established several colleges, including a dental college, pharmacy college, nursing college, medical college, and a hospital. In 2016, UNMC was recognized by US News & World Report as the fifth best medical school in the nation. In 2008, UNMC opened the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education. This $52.7 million center includes advanced simulation rooms, class laboratories, and technologically-equipped classrooms. 

There are eight CCNE-accredited nursing programs available at the UNMC College of Nursing. Pre-licensure programs include a traditional BSN program, along with accelerated BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The graduate-level programs include MSN, DNP, PhD, and BSN to PhD options. With the traditional BSN program, students can complete two years of prerequisite courses from an accredited university and then apply to the BSN program to earn their BSN in two years. The college has partnerships with over 100 healthcare institutions in the state, giving students hands-on clinical experience. Training is also provided through the education center that was opened in 2008. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio3:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN)
  3. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD)
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. LPN to BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 332
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 64
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Post-master's certificate 12
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 7
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 7

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of Nebraska Medical Center

Iowa Western Community College - Shelby County Center
43.44 miles away
Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus
48.44 miles away
Central Community College - Platte Campus
74.44 miles away
Des Moines Area Community College - Carroll Campus
80.47 miles away
North Central Missouri College - Maryville
85.61 miles away
Iowa Central Community College - Storm Lake Campus
104.31 miles away
University of South Dakota
116.26 miles away
Missouri Western State University
120.81 miles away
Des Moines Area Community College - Urban Campus
123.86 miles away
Iowa Central Community College - Webster City Campus
137.99 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/10/2013 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current

Admission to School

No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $285.00 $885.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $297.00 $850.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be veteran connected Applicant must be enrolled in any approved school of nursing Applicant must be a Nebraska resident Previous recipients are eligible to apply

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

University of Nebraska Medical Center - National Merit Scholarship

Applicant must be a National Merit Finalist who has designated University of Nebraska Medical Center as his or her first-choice institution when completing the scholarship application. [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship

Applicant must be accepted and enrolled in an approved nursing or health care related program. Applicant must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region which includes the following [...]

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Nebraska state board of nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center
42nd & Dewey Ave
Omaha, NE 68198

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