Omaha Public Radio News
1:17 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

The new $14 million Center for Nursing Science opened at UNMC this week.

Omaha, NE – The University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Nursing opened a new building this week.

The new $14 million Center for Nursing Sciences will help alleviate Nebraska's nursing shortage. Dr. Virginia Tilden, Dean of the College, says in the past the college has turned away hundreds of qualified nursing students due to lack of space. She says by 2020 there is a projected shortage of 3,800 registered nurses in Nebraska. Dr. Tilden says having the new building will help, "It is to make things better for the health care for Nebraska and that means more new nurses, more new nurses educated to the high standards of UNMC and it means more future faculty."

Students will begin classes in the new center in January.