Following Admission

Following admission to the Union College Nursing Program, students will be required to complete the following steps as specifically detailed in the Acceptance Checklist:

1. Confirmation Fee 

Following receipt of an acceptance letter from the Union College Division of Nursing, students must notify the program of their intent to begin the Nursing Program within two weeks of the date of the acceptance letter. A confirmation fee of $250 must be paid to the Division of Nursing upon declaration of intent to start or their seat in the program will be forfeited. 

2. Get Financially Cleared 

Complete financial steps detailed in the Acceptance Checklist ASAP, as it will take some time for your eligibility to be evaluated for all financial aid programs. If you have any questions or need to set up an appointment, contact Student Financial Services (SFS) at sfs [at] ucollege [dot] edu.

3. Reserve Classes

Contact your academic advisor (see acceptance letter) to start reserving classes for next semester. 

4. Clinical Clearance Forms 

Please print, sign and return the following forms to the Division of Nursing's Program Development and Enrollment Counselor. 

Background Consent: Your Union College nursing education will involve both observation and hands-on experience in clinical settings.  Because of this, you are required to undergo background checks.  

Nebraska Adult and Child Abuse/Neglect Registry: In addition to your information, please type the agency information below into the form.   

Agency Name:  Union College Nursing Program

Address:  3800 S. 48th Street Lincoln, NE 68506

Phone Number: 402.486.2524

Fax Number:  402.486.2582

Nursing Program Practice Consent  

5.  Physical Examination Form 

Schedule an appointment with a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant to administer the physical exam and complete the form enclosed in your acceptance packet.  This report should be sent directly to the Union College Student Health Office at the address listed on the form. 

6. Certified Background 

Federal Background Check, Drug Screen, Immunizations and CPR Certification:  Go to and follow the detailed instructions in your acceptance packet to complete these requirements. The tuberculin skin test (TST) is a 2-step process and steps have to be at least one week apart - please plan accordingly. 

Students admitted into the Union College Nursing Program are required to have up-to-date immunizations and current American Heart Association certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Healthcare Providers (no exceptions). If you do not have this specific CPR certification, classes are offered at Union College and may be scheduled through the Division of Nursing at 402.486.2524. An additional fee is required.

7. Uniform 

Use the detailed instructions in your acceptance packet to order your professional nursing uniform. 

8. Books and Supplies 

To save money, time, and be prepared for classes, we recommend purchasing your first semester textbooks from the Union College bookstore. Enclosed in your acceptance packet is a list of necessary books as well as cost comparisons. 

9. Additional Personalized Requirements 

If any additional personalized requirements are required, they will be stated in your acceptance letter.