Complete list of Nebraska schools that offer approved RN pre-licensure education programs
Registered Nurse RN Programs in Nebraska
Those desiring to become an RN in Nebraska must pass the National Council Licensure Examination. To prepare for the test, students need to complete a state approved nursing program. These programs are available in Fremont, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha and Scottsbluff. In addition, a student may be able to complete some of the coursework online.
The programs in Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Kearney and Scottsbluff are all run by the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s nursing program. To be admitted to the University of Nebraska’s nursing program, the student needs to have completed four units in English. Additionally, the prospective student must also complete three units in mathematics, social studies, and natural sciences along with two units of a foreign language. The student must be in the top 50th percentile of their high school class, have an ACT score of at least 20 or an SAT score of at least 950.
After successfully completing an accredited nursing program in Nebraska, graduating students are then eligible to challenge the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which includes approximately 120 questions. The exam will take about two and a half hours to complete. The test covers five critical areas which are:
• Surgical nursing
• Children’s health care
• Mental Health Care
• Maternal Health care
• Fundamental Skills
If the candidate passes the NCLEX-RN exam they can apply for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Nebraska and will be added to the State Nurse Registry list.
Nebraska Associates Degree RN Programs
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Accredited Nebraska RN Schools
See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Nebraska. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Nebraska, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.
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