Wedbush Nursing Legacy Centre
Thanks to a generous donation from Jean and Ed Wedbush, the college renovated space on the third floor into the Wedbush Nursing Legacy Centre. It provides an area to display historical memorabilia, as well as a place for students to study. Nursing uniforms and caps that are more than 100 years old, military uniforms and historical medical supplies and books are just a few of the things that are now on display.
Current Exhibit: Nurses in the Military
Visit the Wedbush Nursing Legacy Centre for a pictorial history of alumni contributions in the military. With a tribute to the Nurse Cadet Corp and the evolution of military uniforms, we invite you to explore nursing history from the Spanish American War, through the World Wars, Desert Storm, and today’s military efforts.
About the Centre
The Centre opened in April 2007. The feasibility was born when Jean Wedbush decided to get some exercise by walking around the UC campus. Her husband, a longtime member of UC's foundation board and a College of Engineering alumnus, was on campus for a meeting.
"I walked by the College of Nursing and decided to stop in," says Wedbush, a nurse herself. "I was taken to Dean Lindell's office and we discussed the college's needs and went on a tour."That initial meeting led to a friendship between the two and to Wedbush's gift, which she wanted to be used at the dean's discretion. After discussions with Mrs. Wedbush, the decision was made to use her gift to establish the Wedbush Nursing Legacy Center."
The Center enhances faculty and student pride and builds a foundation for future alumni. It is available for students, faculty, alumni and visitors to celebrate the history of nursing and to better understand the transformation that health care has undergone.