UNMC College of Nursing Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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UNMC College of Nursing Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, the state’s oldest and largest publicly-supported nursing college, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Since its first class began with 13 women on Oct. 16, 1917, more than 15,000 students have graduated. There are 1,073 students currently enrolled at its five campuses in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk.

During the year-long centennial celebration, the college will incorporate recognition of the centennial during various events. On Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m., the college will hold a 100th anniversary Centennial Gala at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Omaha. The cost of $50 will include a reception, dinner, and keynote speaker Deborah Trautman, Ph.D., president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Alumni awards will be presented as well as induction of the college’s first Hall of Fame honorees. Pre-registration for the gala closes on Oct. 13.

Private funds will cover the costs of celebrations. Major sponsors of the centennial are Nebraska Medicine, Olsson Associates, Fusion Medical Services and the UNMC College of Nursing Alumni Engagement Council.

Register for the Centennial Gala at www.unmc.edu/nursing/gala. For more information, contact Kat Hamilton at (402) 559-1063.

A Centennial History Book has been produced, which will be available for purchase during the Centennial Gala. It can also be purchased ahead of time then shipped mid-October through the UNMC Bookstore at www.unmcbookstore.com.