There are 18 accredited nursing schools in Nebraska in our database. Considering the relatively lower population numbers within the state of Nebraska, there are plenty of options for nursing programs across the state.

Though Nebraska enjoys relative stability when it comes to its nursing population, the state still makes every effort to draw more new students to its many nursing programs. There are a couple of different reasons for this:
– Keeping qualified nurses in the state, instead of losing workers to medical meccas like New York City and Boston, or underserved areas of Hawaii and California
– Keeping freshly-graduated nurses in the state, in order to replace Nebraska’s aging nursing population
– Encouraging nurses to become nursing educators, to train the next generation of health care staff

While Nebraska is currently not doing too badly despite the worldwide nursing shortage, the fact is that none of Nebraska’s fifteen nursing schools can afford to become complacent when it comes to graduating large numbers of new nurses. These nurses are needed to staff rural hospitals, and eventually replace the large numbers of nurses nearing retirement age.


Nursing Degrees by Program in Nebraska

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Career Opportunities for Nebraska Nurses

Just because Nebraska’s nursing situation is stable doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of opportunities for recent nursing graduates. A lot of Nebraska’s population is spread out across very rural, remote areas, which poses some unique challenges when it comes to making sure that Nebraskan people get the kind of health care that they need. This means that there are loads of job openings in rural health care centers, medical clinics, mental health facilities, and small community hospitals scattered all throughout the state.

Salaries for Nebraska Nurses

Salaries for Nebraska nurses vary, depending on a couple of different factors. Salaries for hospital nurses are different than salaries for nurses employed by private practices, but income also depends on geographic location. For example, an RN working as a staff nurse in Lincoln will earn a median annual salary of $57,843, while an RN in Omaha will earn $61,458. These figures reflect an overall salary range of $47,000 to $73,000. All figures are from the BLS.

Nebraska Board of Nursing

Nebraska’s Board of Nursing is a nurse’s best bet when it comes to receiving accurate information. Nurses, nursing students, and nursing educators can all turn to the Board to receive information on licensing, examinations, continuing education requirements, approved nursing programs, exam pass rates, and more. The Board of Nursing can be reached care of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Nursing and Nursing Support, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE, 68509-4986.

Nursing Scholarships & Grant Info for NE

The following nursing scholarships and grants are for Nebraska residents and students attending accredited nursing programs, both undergraduate and graduate, throughout the state.

BryanLGH Foundation
The Foundation provides scholarships and grants to nursing students who are residents of Nebraska.  Students must demonstrate academic potential and financial need to apply.  Award amounts vary as do deadlines.  All applications must be submitted online.  For complete application guidelines, contact the Foundation, c/o BryanLGH Medical Center, 1600 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506 or by calling (402) 481-8605.

William E. & Rose Marie Davis Foundation
Nursing scholarships are available to Nebraska residents attending accredited programs in the state.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores, personal essay, and letters of recommendation.  Students must have demonstrated leadership qualifies to apply. Award amounts vary each year. Completed applications are due by May annually.  Interested nursing students should contact the Foundation for applications and guidelines.  Write the Foundation at 2391 Davis Mountain Lane, Omaha, NE 68112 or call them at (402) 250-3599.

University of Nebraska Medical Center
The School of Nursing offers nursing scholarships and grants to undergraduate and graduate students attending the School.  Financial assistance opportunities include educational grants as well as service grants. All applications for nursing scholarships and grants must be submitted by April annually. A Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be included with all scholarship applications.  Award amounts vary as do eligibility requirements for each scholarship opportunity.  Nursing students can learn more about eligibility and application requirements related to these nursing scholarships and other tuition assistance available through the school by contacting them directly at (402) 559-4000.

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Nursing students who reside or attend nursing school in the Hospital’s service area may be eligible for a nursing scholarship from the Foundation.  Students must be full-time undergraduate nursing student to apply.  Scholarships are awarded based on applicant’s personal essay, academic achievement, and letters of recommendation.  Be sure to include documentation of enrollment in an accredited nursing program.  Applications are due by June annually.  Award amounts vary.  Students can contact the Foundation for scholarship applications and guidelines.  Write the Foundation at P.O. Box 1810, Kearney, NE 68848 or by calling (308) 865-2700.

The Weller Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation awards nursing scholarships to residents of Brown, Garfield, Rock, Holt, Boyd, and Keya Paha counties in Nebraska.  Students must be under 40 years old and attending an approved nursing program on a full-time bases.  Only undergraduate nursing students are eligible for Foundation scholarships. Award amounts range from $300 to $1,500 per year. Completed applications are due to the Foundation by April and June annually. For applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at P.O. Box 636, Atkinson, NE 68713 or by calling (402) 925-2803.

List of Nursing Schools & Programs in Nebraska

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Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1600 South 48th St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-1299
Phone:(402) 489-0200
Website: www.bryanlghcollege.edu
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Central Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3134 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-4903
Phone:(308) 398-4222
Phone:(877) 222-0780
Website: www.cccneb.edu
Central Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Clarkson College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Educator
Nurse Health Care Administrator
Post-Masters of Science in Nursing Certificate
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
101 S 42nd St
Omaha, Nebraska 68131-2739
Phone:(402) 552-3100
Phone: (800) 647-5500
Website: www.clarksoncollege.edu
Clarkson College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

College of Saint Mary

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
7000 Mercy Rd
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
Phone:(402) 399-2400
Phone: (800) 926-5534
Website: www.csm.edu
College of Saint Mary is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Creighton University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Phone:(402) 280-2700
Phone: (800) 544-5071
Website: www.creighton.edu
Creighton University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Grace University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
1311 S 9th St
Omaha, Nebraska 68108-3629
Phone:(402) 449-2800
Phone: (800) 383-1422
Website: www.GraceUniversity.edu
Grace University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
1821 K St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68501-2826
Phone:(402) 474-5315
Phone: (800) 987-7734
Website: www.kucampus.edu/kucampusPortal/kucampusCampuses/Nebraska/Lincoln/
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus is a 4-year, primarily associate’s, private for-profit institution.

Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Nursing Programs Offered:
5425 N. 103rd St
Omaha, Nebraska 68134-1002
Phone:(402) 572-8500
Phone: (800) 987-7734
Website: www.kucampus.edu/kucampusPortal/kucampusCampuses/Nebraska/Omaha/
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus is a 4-year, primarily associate’s, private for-profit institution.

Metropolitan Community College Area

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
30 & Fort Street
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610
Phone:(402) 457-2400
Phone: (800) 228-9553
Website: www.mccneb.edu
Metropolitan Community College Area is a 2-year, public institution.

Midland University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
900 N. Clarkson
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
Phone:(402) 721-6394
Phone: (800) 642-8382
Website: www.midlandu.edu
Midland Lutheran College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Mid-Plains Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
Phone: (308) 353-3600
Phone:(800) 658-4308
Website: www.mpcc.edu
Mid-Plains Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Educator
Nurse Executive
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
720 North 87th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114-2852
Phone:(402) 354-7000
Phone: (800) 335-5510
Website: www.methodistcollege.edu
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
5000 St Paul Ave
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504-2794
Phone:(402) 466-2371
Phone: (800) 541-3818
Website: www.nebrwesleyan.edu
Nebraska Wesleyan University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Northeast Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469
Phone:(402) 371-2020
Phone: (800) 348-9033
Website: www.northeast.edu
Northeast Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Southeast Community College Area

Nursing Programs Offered:
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
8800 O St
Lincoln, Nebraska 685120
Phone:(402) 471-3333
Phone: (800) 642-4705
Website: www.southeast.edu
Southeast Community College Area is a 2-year, public institution.

Union College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3800 South 48th St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
Phone:(402) 486-2600
Website: www.ucollege.edu
Union College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Np
Nurse Educator Training
Nurse Leader/Executive
Nurse Leader/Executive
Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
PhD in Nursing
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
42nd and Emile
Omaha, Nebraska 68198
Phone:(402) 559-4000
Website: www.unmc.edu
University of Nebraska Medical Center is a 4-year, public institution.

Western Nebraska Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1601 E 27th St
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899
Phone:(308) 635-3606
Phone: (800) 348-4435
Website: www.wncc.edu
Western Nebraska Community College is a 2-year, public institution.


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