About Us

How long has the Union College Nursing Program been around?

Established in 1896, the Union College Nursing Program has a long-standing tradition of excellence. In fact, Union's nursing program is the oldest Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the state of Nebraska and in all the Adventist colleges!

How long is the nursing program?

We offer a four-year curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Within this four-year curriculum, you will complete the necessary prerequisites and general education requirements required by the college in addition to the nursing courses. If you are a transfer student who has many of your general education requirements completed, the nursing courses will take approximately five semesters to complete.

Is this program accredited?

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Union College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Duport Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6971. (See http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).  Our program is also approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing.

How do your graduates perform on the NCLEX-RN?

Our graduates have a consistently high pass rate for the NCLEX-RN - a pass rate far above the state and national averages. In fact, our graduates had the highest NCLEX-RN pass rate (97.06%) in the state of Nebraska and the Seventh-day Adventist higher educational system for 2016 and 2015 (94.44%)! 

Once enrolled, are there any additional fees for the nursing program

In addition to regular college fees, a fee is assessed for each clinical course in the nursing curriculum. This fee supports the increased cost of the professional nursing program which requires a low faculty-student ratio, the addition of adjunct clinical instructors, special supplies and equipment for on-campus clinical experiences, clinical liability insurance, and evaluation of content mastery through standardized assessments. These fees are published annually in the college's schedule of Scholarships, Tuition and Fees.

Does your program participate in the international nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau?

Yes, nursing majors can be invited to join Union's chapter of this society, Nu Rho.

How often does your program admit a new class of students?

We admit a new nursing class each semester, beginning in August and January.

Does your program offer an LPN-BSN or RN-BSN program?

Yes, our BSN Completion Program is designed to assist LPNs and RNs in earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. We admit LPNs and RNs on a space available basis.

Is there an enrollment counselor who can help me see what classes will transfer and answer my questions?

Yes, feel free to contact our Admissions Coordinator at 402.486.2674 or at nursing [at] ucollege.edu.

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