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May 2023 Nursing class posts 100% first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate

May 2023 graduate Teddy Manase nervously refreshed the website that would tell him whether or not he passed the NCLEX-RN, the national licensing exam for nurses. “When the page finally loaded and it said ‘passed,’…

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Tethered to hope

A cliffside rescue began with rope skills taught at Union When Kasondra Reel signed up to spend her summer working with Big Lake Youth Camp in Sisters, Oregon, she had no idea she would be…

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Celebrating the life of Dr. Marilyn McArthur

We are brokenhearted to announce the loss of one of Union College’s legendary professors. Dr. Marilyn Lang McArthur, professor emerita of nursing, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the age of 83 following…

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Global Health Nursing: a new perspective on patient care

As the departure date for the Union College Global Health Nursing trip grew closer, Olivia Jacobs began to consider backing out. The level five nursing major felt overwhelmed as she prepared for her finals and…

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Community Appreciation Award

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department receives Union’s Community Partnership Award

Photo: Charlotte Schober, former chair of the Union College Nursing Program and public health nurse; Vinita Sauder, President of Union College; Bud Synhorst, President of the Lincoln Independent Business Association; Pat Lopez, Director of the…

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Ockenga to lead Nursing Program

“Every time we have a nursing pinning ceremony or a graduation, seeing those individuals walk across the stage and knowing that I was able to see that student get through a difficult time or have…

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Looking back on a year of faculty achievements

Though the past year brought the challenges of COVID, online classes, and endless zoom meetings, the faculty at Union College did not let it get in the way of pursuing their goals and “unlocking” their…

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Tabitha Fleming smiling

Kind Eyes, Holistic Care

“There was no question in my mind that Union was the place to be,” Tabitha Fleming said. She graduated from Union’s nursing program in May 2021, but she recalls how different Union was from the…

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Natasha Gibson

Putting a new face on the school year

Natasha Gibson, a junior nursing major, lit up the McClelland Art Gallery with the first exhibit of the school year last fall. In a stunning collection of masked portraits, Gibson captured her subjects and the attention of the campus alike.

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Stephen Scheffler in PPE.

Nursing grad battles some of the world’s scariest diseases

In the last few years, Scheffler, a graduate of the Union College nursing program, has run into the disaster zone as often as he can. In 2015 he flew to Sierra Leone to care for Ebola patients on the front line, and in 2020 he moved to New York to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Nursing class

In a pandemic, clinical patients help heal student nurses

It’s not learning as usual in the age of COVID-19, but Union College nursing students in Elysia Ockenga’s mental health class discovered that sometimes a change in plans can bring unexpected blessings—and benefit the student provider just as much as the patient.

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The amazing Dr. Lisa Forbes helping a business student during class

Union receives two $1 million gifts from AdventHealth in the past two years

Two Union College academic programs received a boost in January with a fifth million-dollar gift from AdventHealth in January, following a fourth million in 2019.

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