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White Coat Ceremony for Nursing symbolizes students' calling

For medical professionals, the white lab coat represents a commitment to scientific rigour and compassionate care while identifying the wearer as a member of a community of professionals. It’s a badge of honor, showing the result of many hard hours of work and dedication. On January 9, the Union College Division of Nursing welcomed 31 new level one nursing students with the division’s second White Coat Ceremony for Nursing.  

Expanded simulation center preps nursing students for real practice

For nursing students like Zachary Krall, learning to make life and death patient care decisions can be a daunting challenge. But thanks to Union College’s newly expanded Nursing Simulation Center, Krall can practice in an environment even closer to the real thing, with interconnected rooms, high-tech patient simulators and volunteer patients who mimic the experience of a real hospital.

VIDEO: Finding a major isn't always easy—but it is rewarding

Finding a major isn’t always easy—but it is rewarding

When Joe Hofmann came to Union, he knew he wanted to serve people—he just wasn't sure how. But God led him through a few twists and turns toward a career in chaplaincy and counseling.

Putting the caring in health care

Union PAs gain a global perspective through a yearly mission trip.

“It broke our hearts because there was nothing else we could do,” said Nicole Samila, a Union College physician assistant student. “We discovered this woman’s husband had left her and she was raising her three children as a single mother.”

Union unveils electronic transcript delivery

Beginning November 29, Union College students and graduates can take advantage of a new electronic transcript delivery service—one that will dramatically shorten the time to send transcripts.

Union has partnered with Parchment, an academic credential management company that specializes in digital delivery, to send secure, paperless documents to any school in the world.

How to save a life

IRR students don’t just learn how to save lives—they actually do it.

Beyond the bottom line

It was the first day of his summer internship at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. Spencer Way was walking down the pristine halls of the giant hospital with Kent Tucker who was then Vice President for Ancillary Services. To Way’s surprise, Tucker knew every single person they passed. He would ask, how was your trip last weekend? Or, how is your sister doing? During that two-hour tour, Tucker taught Way the most important thing about leadership that he would ever learn.

“People matter first and last,” Way said of what he learned from Tucker.

The other side of the law

All it took was one ride along with a Lincoln police officer and Arcelia Gomez was hooked. Now after a series of mentorships and internships, the senior social work major found a job in the Lincoln Police Department supporting crime victims.

Two PA students published in scholarly journals

For most Union College PA students, their capstone project—similar to a master’s thesis—ends with a presentation to the PA faculty, staff, and their fellow students. But for Tamara Dietze and Ashley Waldrep, their capstone projects lived on when they were recently published in scholarly peer-reviewed journals.

Nursing student gets a taste of life “on the floor”

For Mattison Jenks, the life of a full-time nurse will come as no surprise when she embarks on her nursing preceptorship next semester.  All nurses spend a month on the hospital floor the last semester before graduation, but Jenks experienced a strong dose of full-time nursing life during an externship at Kettering Medical Center in Ohio last summer.

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