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Nebraska RN Programs

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 average RN salary in Nebraska is $64,000 a year, or $31 an hour.

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.

During the beginning of the program students will take an introduction to professional nursing and complete a course in health assessment and promotion. Along with these courses the student will complete a pharmacology course and a foundation of nursing care course. After successful completion of these courses, the student will then take an adult nursing class, and learn about alterations in health care. The student will also learn how to perform research in health care. After successful completion of this level, the student will proceed to the next level where they will take a maternity nursing class and a class titled “Current Issues in Nursing”. Upon completion, the student will then be required to take a mental health course, a community health course, and a class in caring for the elderly. During their senior year, students will take a health policy class and learn to manage clients with complex health problems. They will also take a nursing management course and complete a clinical practicum.

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

Central Community College

3134 West Highway 37
PO Box 4903
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 398-7567

College of Saint Mary

7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 399-2638

ITT Technical Institute Omaha

9814 M Street
Omaha, NE 68127
(402) 331-2900
(402) 452-3543

Metropolitan Community College

PO Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 457-2664

Mid-Plains Community College

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

Northeast Community College

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

Southeast Community College

8800 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68520
(402) 437-2730

Western Nebraska Community College

1601 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 635-3606, x6060

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.

Nebraska Bachelor Degree RN Programs

Bryan/LGH College of Health Sciences

5035 Everett Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 481-3867

Clarkson College

101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-3373

Creighton University

2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2004

Creighton University Hastings Campus

715 North St. Joseph
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 461-5281

Midland Lutheran College

900 North Clarkson
Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 941-6280

Nebraska Methodist College

720 No. 87th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 354-7027

Union College

3800 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 486-2600, x2524

University of NE Medical Center (UNMC)

985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
(800) 626-8431

UNMC- Kearney Campus

1917 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8324

UNMC- Lincoln Campus

1230 “0” Street, Suite 131
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-7353

UNMC- Norfolk Campus

PO Box 1709
601 East Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68702
(402) 844-7894

UNMC- Scottsbluff Campus

4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 632-0412

Resources for Nurses and Nursing Students in Nebraska

Nebraska Nurse Licensing
Nebraska Nurses Association
Nursing Jobs at Nebraska Medicine
Nebraska School Nurses Association
Nebraska Nursing Scholarships & Grants
Nurse Residency Programs in Nebraska