College of Nursing and Alumni History Museum
Founded June 3, 2005, the College of Nursing and Alumni History Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits the history of nursing education and care. The collection contains unique artifacts, photographs, and archival records that trace back to the college’s origins in 1917.
The history project was the vision of UNMC College of Nursing dean emeritus, Ada Lindsey, PhD, and spearheaded by Audrey Nelson, PhD, associate professor of nursing and chair of the UNMC College of Nursing and Alumni History Museum committee. The committee also included alumni Minnie Thornton; Nancy Schneckloth; Elizabeth Kentopp, 1948 alum and former clinical instructor in obstetrics; Carol Wilson, former director of University Hospital nursing service; Rosalee Yeaworth, PhD, dean of the UNMC College of Nursing from 1979 to 1994; and Leslie Gleaves, alum and UNMC nursing faculty member. Other alumni who assisted were Bevely Hays, Lorraine Hedman, Muriel Munchrath, Dorothy Patach, and Ann Van Hoff.
Dr. Nelson currently oversees access to the collection on a volunteer basis as the museum coordinator, managing the museum when she’s not teaching. The museum is located in room 3000, on the third floor of the College of Nursing building on the UNMC Omaha campus. Contact Dr. Nelson via email to learn more about accessing the collection and visiting the museum: firstname.lastname@example.org