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Nebraska LPN Programs

Directory of state-approved LPN training classes


Practical Nursing Careers in Nebraska

A Licensed Practical Nurse, commonly known as an LPN is a health care provider and plays a crucial role within many types of medical facilities. They often provide assistance in measuring weight, height, blood pressure and other bedside care items to patients who are sick, injured or elderly. They also give enemas, injections, monitor vital signs, dress wounds, give massages and alcohol rubs. Practical nurses are trained to take care of patients basic needs and make them as comfortable as possible. Typical LPN duties also encompass bathing, dressing, and toileting for incapacitated patients. Practical nurses commonly assist patients with limited mobility due to injuries, recent surgical operations or old age. LPN training programs are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform all of the job responsibilities of a practical nurse.


To obtain an LPN certification, the individual must successfully complete a training program which usually takes about 12 months. This training should include five to ten pre-requisite courses that cover topics such as biology, psychology, and physiology before the candidate submits their application to become an LPN. Many education programs are considered to be quite competitive as the LPN career position is in high demand and is growing in popularity. Aspiring LPNs can separate themselves from the competition by achieving high grade point averages and taking additional math and science courses while in high school.

In Nebraska, the majority of Licensed Practical Nurses work in hospitals, but there are also jobs available at retirement homes, doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities and general health care centers. In many cases, patients require round the clock care and practical nurses are there to assist them with all of their basic needs. LPNs are usually put in charge of a handful of different patients to monitor during their work shift. They will be responsible for recording the patients’ condition on a daily medical chart and reporting results to the doctor or registered nurse on duty.

If you are seriously considering a career as an LPN you should ask yourself if you possess the following traits: excellent communication skills, ability to work under pressure, strong moral and ethical values, genuine desire to help others, ability to cope with loss, good physical health, and willingness to learn. These core values make up the composition of a good LPN candidate. Additionally, LPNs must make a firm commitment to deliver the highest quality patient care at all times.


List of LPN Programs in Nebraska (NE)

Central Community College (CCC) Practical Nursing Program

3134 West Highway 34
PO Box 4903
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 398-7455, x7567

Central Community College (CCC) Practical Nursing Program – Kearney Campus

3519 Second Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 338-4000

Central Community College (CCC) Practical Nursing Program – Platte Campus

4500 63rd Street
PO Box 1027
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 562-1266

Clarkson College

101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-6118

College of Saint Mary Practical Nursing Program

7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 399-2437

Kaplan University – Lincoln Campus Practical Nursing Program

1821 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-5315

Kaplan University – Omaha Campus Practical Nursing Program

5424 North 103rd Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 572-8500

Metropolitan Community College Practical Nursing Program

PO Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 457-2666

Mid-Plains Community College Practical Nursing Program

1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 535-3623

Northeast Community College Practical Nursing Program

801 East Benjamin Avenue
PO Box 469
Norfolk, NE 68702
(402) 844-7330

Southeast Community College – Beatrice Campus Practical Nursing Program

4771 W. Scott Rd
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 228-3468 ext 264

Southeast Community College – Lincoln Campus Practical Nursing Program

8800 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68520
(402) 437-2765

Western Nebraska Community College Alliance Campus Practical Nursing Program

1750 Sweetwater, Suite 102
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 763-2000

Western Nebraska Community College – Scottsbluff Campus Practical Nursing Program

1601 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 635-3606 ext 6060


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Nebraska LPN Schools

Our directory lists all Nebraska schools that currently offer approved practical nursing programs. The Nebraska state board of nursing is the regulatory organization in charge of approving LPN education programs. To gain approval, educational institutions must demonstrate to the board of nursing that their program sufficiently prepares students with the knowledge and skills expected of a licensed practical nurse. The on-going approval of a program depends largely upon their graduation rates and the NCLEX pass rates of their graduates. If a program starts to produce poor results in either of these two categories they can quickly lose their state approval or be placed on probationary approval status until their results improve.

Required LPN Classes in Nebraska

The specific course work required in practical nursing programs can differ from institution to institution. However, there are some subjects that are almost always included in most programs. Typical LPN classes include Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Nursing Skills, Nutrition, Math for Nurses, Psychology and Pharmacology. Topics covered within these subjects prepare students with the knowledge base required to perform the work of a licensed practical nurse.

How to Become an LPN in Nebraska

Start the process by researching available education programs to find one that suits your schedule and preferences. The next step is to enroll and complete an LPN training program that is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing. Most LPN programs take roughly one year to finish. Upon successful completion of all course requirements you are eligible to challenge the NCLEX-PN exam. After passing the test you can register with the state of Nebraska as a licensed practical nurse and begin searching for employment.

Taking the NCLEX-PN Exam in Nebraska

When it comes time to challenge the practical nursing license exam it is advisable to prepare for the exam with a self-study program or classroom prep course. Knowing what to expect on the actual test and completing practice questions can increase your chances of passing. When you feel ready to take the test, apply for your practical nursing license with the Nebraska state board of nursing and register with Pearson VUE. There is a $200 fee required in order to register for the exam. The next step is to wait until you receive confirmation of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Once you receive your ATT you can schedule your NCLEX exam with Pearson VUE at a nearby testing center.

LPN Quick Reference Links

Nebraska Board of Nursing
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Pearson VUE – Official NCLEX Testing Provider
LPN/LVN Career Outlook – US Dept of Labor
Licensed Practical Nurse Wiki
National Association for Practical Nurse Education & Service (NAPNES)
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses