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Union's nursing program is among the best in the nation, and we prove it each year with our consistently high NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate. Union College nursing graduates are in high demand in Nebraska and across the nation.

If you want to be part of a rewarding, growing profession that demands equal parts excellence and empathy, then nursing may be the perfect fit for you.

Why study nursing?

  • Experts project that more than one million nursing jobs will be added in the U.S. over the next three years. And all that demand means great pay—$70,000–$80,000 per year on average.
  • Everybody needs nurses, so you’ll be able to find a job wherever you want.
  • Make a difference in the lives of people who need it most.

Don't get stuck on a waiting list.

Top test scores in Nebraska.

NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate (2020)

One hundred percent of Union's nursing graduates get jobs within three months of passing the NCLEX-RN at health care organizations here in Lincoln and across the country. In fact, one health care system in Ohio guarantees a job and signing bonus just for graduating from the Nursing Program. Find out about our triple guarantee!

Why study at Union College?

  • Small class sizes mean plenty of personal attention—our NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate is higher than any other school in the state of Nebraska and it soars above the national average. Make that 100% in 2020.
  • Union’s Nursing Simulation Center allows you to practice in a hospital-like environment with patient volunteers and high-tech patient simulators.
  • Every month a group of Union nursing and physician assistant students hold a foot clinic at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Community Outreach, a food kitchen for Lincoln’s homeless.
  • Each year, nursing students make a trip to developing nation to run medical clinics in remote areas of the country that receive little modern medical care.

After completing my first week in working at Johns Hopkins, I was very proud to say that I am a Union College graduate. As I compared myself to other new graduates in my residency program here at Hopkins, I humbly and proudly realized my teachers at Union thoroughly prepared me to assume my role as a new nurse. Union's faculty invest in students individually and teach the important content and skills that graduates need to be very prepared as we begin our nursing careers. I know I still have a lot to learn, but I believe Union College gave me a great foundation that will help me, by God's grace, succeed in my nursing career.

Dorinda Ackah
a recent graduate and now an acute care specialist in Laurel, Maryland
photo of Dorinda Ackah

Nursing runs in my family, and I never really considered any other career. But when I struggled with science classes at the private college near my Oregon home, my professors suggested I try another occupation. Every nursing school in the state had a two-plus year waiting list, but a Google search led me to apply to Union College in far away Nebraska. From my first interview, I could see a difference—a deep spiritual faith, a strong support system, and faculty who cared about my success. I wish I had discovered Union sooner. If I had come here my freshman year, I would have had the support and the community to succeed sooner. Now I’m proud to be a Union College nurse.

Heather Boone
a recent graduate now working in the emergency department of a hospital in Salem, Oregon
photo Heather Boone