Nurses making a difference

Foot Clinic

At Union College, we believe the body is a divine gift. This affects everything we do. It affects our teachers and why they do what they do. It affects our students and what motivates them. It affects our curriculum. We believe that nursing is a calling, not just a job.

In your first semester of the nursing program, you will begin clinical rotations that will give you the opportunity to observe and participate in patient care. And not just at our partner hospitals and clinics, but in surprising places, too, like Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach. In the 1990s, the Union College Nursing Program started the Foot Clinic for homeless and near-homeless in Lincoln and have partnered with the Physician Assistant Program at Union for several years now to facilitate serving more people. Students and faculty put their time and effort into giving something most people take for granted—foot care. They clean and, if needed, bandage the feet of people who are not able to do it themselves. While caring for the patients' feet and handing out new socks and shoes, they take the time to get to know their patients. God has chosen us to help the least of these, and at Union, we take that commission seriously.

For more information on how to support the Foot Clinic, contact the Nursing Program at 402.486.2524.

Global Health Nursing

Each year a group of faculty and students travel to Central America to practice nursing in often primitive conditions and bring needed services to hundreds of people without access to modern medical care. Want to see what the trip is all about? Watch this video from our trip in 2022. 

You can learn more about the 2022 trip to Peru here.