Nebraska Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Nebraska

The nursing shortage is in full effect in Nebraska due to increasing healthcare needs and the fact that within the next several years, nearly half of the Nebraskan nursing workforce will retire. There is a strong need for nurse practitioners and registered nurses in Nebraska, as less than two-thirds of the ninety-three counties in the state have nurse practitioners. In some counties, there is only one registered nurse per county while other counties have no registered nurses at all.  By 2015, it is projected that Nebraska will be deficient 19% of the nursing staff needed to fulfill the state’s healthcare requirements. The Nebraska Nursing Association is an active partner with hospitals and healthcare facilities to aid in employing nurses throughout the state. A few of the top Nebraskan nursing employers include Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, and The Nebraska Medical Center.

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About Nebraska

Nebraska is situated on the Great Plains of the United States. The “Cornhusker State,” as it is nicknamed, is now the ninth least-densely inhabited state in the nation, although it was once heavily populated with settlers during the California Gold Rush in the 1800s. The Midwestern state is covered in natural prairies that feed hundreds of thousands of grazing cattle each year, in addition to farming fields that mainly yield corn and soybeans. There are forests, waterways and rock formation sprinkled throughout the state and several national parks and forests that offer outdoor aficionado’s an outlet for fun. The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

22,000

2020

24,690

$51,520

Avg. Salary

71

Number of nursing programs in state

24

Number of hospitals in state

22

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Nebraska

  • Clarkson College +
    • Programs Offered

      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Post-MSN Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Post-MSN Certificate - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
      • Post-MSN Certificate - Nursing Education
      • Post-MSN Certificate - Nursing Health Care Administration
      • MSN (5 Majors - Nursing Health Care Admin., Nursing Education, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia)
      • RN to MSN
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • RN to BSN
      • LPN to BSN
      • Practical Nursing
             

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Creighton University +
    • Programs Offered

      Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Traditional Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Post-Baccalaureate to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Post-Master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice (PM-DMP) Program Post-Master's Certificate Program  

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Nebraska Methodist College +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • LPN to BSN
      • CNA
      • Medication Aide
      • RN to BSN - Online
      • RN to MSN, Educator - Online
      • RN to MSN, Executive - Online
      • MSN, Educator - Online
      • MSN, Executive - Online
      • Nurse Educator, PMC - Online
      • Nurse Executive, PMC - online

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Union College +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • LPN-BSN
      • RN-BSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center +
    • Programs Offered

      Traditional BSN Accelerated BSN RN to BSN MSN PMC DNP Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

      Accreditation

      CCNE