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Who Will Care for You Fund

Who Will Care for You Fund


More than 800 faculty positions are vacant in 554 nursing schools in the country with baccalaureate and/or graduate programs. With the average age of UNMC nursing faculty at 55 (and 58 for Ph.D. faculty), looming retirements make recruitment and retention an urgent issue.


Fast-track Programs

Accelerated programs concentrate curricula for specific student populations, such as college graduates, so as to shorten the traditional degree pathways. These intensive programs require more than full-time dedication, thereby requiring that students forego salaries from part-time employment. Defraying costs for second or third degrees is especially critical because the first degree typically exhausts federal loans. Student scholarships are needed for the:


A 42,550-sq.-ft. Center for Nursing Science, adjacent to the college's Omaha campus building, is currently under construction, funded by previous gifts. Still needed are:

  • To retain the best faculty and prevent them from being recruited elsewhere, we need retention packages.
  • To bring faculty candidates to UNMC so they can discover this great medical center, endowed chairs, endowed professorships, and research start-up packages are needed.
  • To grow young faculty from within, we need educator fellowships for honor students who will dedicate full-time graduate study to becoming future faculty.
    • Accelerated BA or BS to BSN program
    • Accelerated MSN program
    • Accelerated BSN to Ph.D. program
    • Advanced learning technologies such as computerized mannequins and other clinical skills equipment and research labs.

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