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Accredited Nursing Schools in Nebraska

In Nebraska and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Nebraska accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Nebraska campus locations, then request free information from any or all Nebraska nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nebraska Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Nebraska Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Nebraska

RNs: Registered nurses in Nebraska must complete an approved nursing education program to be eligible for licensure. This can be accomplished by earning a nursing diploma, an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college, university or specialized hospital program approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing. It should be noted that many major health care providers now prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s degree in the field. After completing a nursing program, prospective nurses must pass the national NCLEX-RN examination. To renew your nursing license in Nebraska, RNs must complete 20 contact hours of continuing education. RNs must renew their license every even-numbered year. There are approximately 18,930 RNs working in Nebraska.

LPNs: About 5,610 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in the state of Nebraska. To become an LPN in Nebraska, one must successfully complete a state-approved nursing education program. LPN programs are available at community colleges, junior colleges and technical/vocational schools and typically take a year to complete. The programs include both classroom study and patient care and typically result in an LPN certificate or diploma. Once the student has completed the program, he or she must pass the national NCLEX-PN examination to be able to legally practice nursing in the state. LPNs must renew their license every odd-numbered year, completing 20 contact hours of continuing education in order to renew.

The Best Cities in Nebraska for Nursing Jobs

  • Omaha. With a population of more than 408,000 people, Omaha is the most populous city in Nebraska. Omaha is situated in a highly-developed metro area with diversified industries, and the city is home to five Fortune 500 companies. Among Omaha’s many industries are significant banking, insurance, telecommunications, transportation, tourism and health care industries.
    • RNs: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not list employment or salary information for RNs in Omaha. The state average salary for RNs in Nebraska is $55,040.
    • LPNs: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not list employment or salary information for LPNs in Omaha. The state average salary for LPNs in Nebraska is $35,810.
  • Lincoln. Lincoln is the second largest city in Nebraska with more than 258,000 people. Major employers here in the state capital are state government and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Health care is also an important industry here, as the city is home to two major hospitals and several sizeable outpatient facilities that employ nurses.
    • RNs: The Lincoln area employs approximately 3,370 RNs but the average salary for RNs in Lincoln is not listed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state average salary for RNs in Nebraska is $55,040
    • LPNs: The Lincoln area employs approximately 780 LPNs, but the average salary for LPNs in Lincoln is not listed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state average salary for LPNs in Nebraska is $35,810.
  • Grand Island. The bustling city of Grand Island is home to more than 48,000 people. The city recently gained notoriety as it is home to the annual Nebraska State Fair, a 10-day event that used to be held in Lincoln. The city is also home to two hospitals that contribute to a vibrant health care industry.
    • RNs: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not list employment or salary information for RNs in Grand Island. The state average salary for RNs in Nebraska is $55,040.
    • LPNs: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not list employment or salary information for LPNs in Grand Island. The state average salary for LPNs in Nebraska is $35,810.

Major Hospitals in Nebraska.

  • Creighton University Medical Center-St. Joseph Hospital. CUMC is an academic medical center in Omaha with a focus on training health care professionals for their future careers as well as providing quality patient care. Teaching and research are important components of this medical center, which has a Judeo-Catholic heritage. Specializations include trauma, cardiac care, cancer care, specialized surgery, transfusion-free medicine and high-risk obstetrics, according to the center’s website.
  • The Nebraska Medical Center. Situated in Omaha, the Nebraska Medical Center became the largest health care facility in Nebraska after combining the operations of University Hospital, Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital and their ambulatory care facilities in 1997. The center has 624 acute-care beds and employs more than 4,900 people. The center has Magnet designation for extraordinary nursing care by the ANCC.
  • BryanLGH Medical Center. Situated in Lincoln, BryanLGH Medical Center is a nonprofit, locally-owned Level II trauma center and part of the BryanLGH Health System. The system provides award-winning care in areas such as cardiology, orthopedics, trauma, neuroscience, mental health, women’s health and oncology, its website states. In 2010, BryanLGH won the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Excellence Award from HealthGrades.
  • St. Francis Medical Center. St. Francis Medical Center is a nonprofit, Level III trauma center situated in Grand Island and dedicated to encouraging a healthy community and serving Central Nebraska. Health care services include: cancer treatment, drug & alcohol treatment, cardiopulmonary care, hospice care, joint replacement, trauma service, a family birthing center and more.
  • St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center. Situated in Lincoln, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit medical center that was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in 1889. It has 257 beds, plus 44 outpatient beds. St. Elizabeth is ranked among the Top 100 Hospitals by Thompson Reuters and has been designated as a Magnet hospital due to the excellence of its nurses. The medical center excels in areas such as newborn care, pediatric care, women’s health, cardiology and more.

Clarkson College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1888
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.clarksoncollege.edu

College of Saint Mary School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1923
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.csm.edu

Creighton University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1878
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.creighton.edu

Midland Lutheran College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Fremont, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1883
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.mlc.edu

Nebraska Methodist College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1891
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.methodistcollege.edu

Nebraska Wesleyan University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1887
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.nebrwesleyan.edu

Union College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1891
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ucollege.edu

University of Nebraska Medical Center School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1869
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.unmc.edu