Nursing Schools in Nebraska – NE

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Nursing schools in Nebraska have experienced a significant shortage of nursing faculty and as a result are turning away hundreds of well qualified applicants each year. This is adding to the actual shortage of nurses in Nebraska. Fortunately, the nursing shortage in Nebraska is better than in most states. Nebraska has more than 20,000 Registered Nurses and nearly 1100 nurses per 100,000 population which ranks us at 8th highest in the U.S.

Nebraska hospitals and health care agencies are seeking nurses with baccalaureate degrees in nursing to fill their vacancies. The nursing faculty shortage in Nebraska has limited the number of registered nurses graduating from BSN programs and in turn has created a shortage of nurses with advanced education to fill hospital vacancies. This has been especially noticeable in rural Nebraska where the educational opportunities to earn an advanced nursing degree are very limited.

Online Nursing Schools in Nebraska

Our goal is to offer nurses in urban and rural Nebraska an opportunity to earn a nursing degree from a CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited online nursing school. These online nursing programs are not turning away qualified applicants or putting them on waitlists. The schools work hard to arrange clinical education at facilities in or near your community. The cost per credit is comparable to other Nebraska nursing programs. You have nothing to loose by requesting information from these schools and evaluating the career opportunities they will create for you.

Nebraska Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

Though the nursing shortage has not impacted the state of Nebraska to the extent other states are experiencing, there is still a shortage of nurses. This means that there hasn’t been a better time to start or advance your nursing career in Nebraska. In fact, with the critical shortage of nursing faculty this is an excellent time to join a nursing school faculty by first pursuing a master’s degree in nursing or if you already possess an MSN you can earn an online nursing health care education certificate, which bridges the clinical experience you have and education side of nursing. reports that the median annual salary of a registered nurse in Lincoln, NE is $55,358 and in Omaha, NE $57,271. According to 2000 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics registered nurses in Nebraska can typically earn an hourly rate of $18.63 and an annual rate of $38,750, which is quite a bit higher now (2007). The best way to find out actual salary amounts would be to contact the hospital or health care agency you’d like to work for and ask their human resources department what their current pay is. These wages will vary depending on location, experience and specialization.

Nebraska State Board of Nursing Approved Associate’s Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs

Kaplan University School of Nursing – Lincoln

School Branding

Programs Offered: Associate’s in Nursing

Central Community College– ADN
3134 West Highway 37
Grand Island NE 68803
Northeast Community College– ADN Program
801 East Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68702
College of Saint Mary– ADN
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106
Southeast Community College
Associate Degree Nursing Program
8800 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68520
Metropoliton Community College– ADN Program
PO Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103
Western Nebraska Community College Division of Health Occupations- ADN
1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Mid-Plains Community College– ADN
1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101

Nebraska State Board of Nursing Approved Baccalaureate in Nursing Programs

Creighton University School of Nursing

School Branding

Located in Omaha, NE, Creighton University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The accelerated second degree BSN program is began over thirty years ago and is one of the oldest of its kind in the United States.

Programs Offered: BSN, Part-Time BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN to BSN, Part-Time MSN, RN to MSN, MSN – (APRN Tracks: Adult Acute Care and Adult NP, Family Nurse NP, Neonatal NP, Acute Care Pediatric NP, Behavioral Health NP, Public/Global Health Nurse, CNS, CNL), Post-Master’s, DNP

Bryan/LGH College of Health Sciences– BSN or RN to BSN Completion Program
1600 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Union College– BSN or RN to BSN Completion
3800 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Clarkson College– BSN or RN to BSN Completion Program
101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Nursing, BSN or RN to BSN Degree Completion
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
Creighton University School of Nursing– BSN or RN to BSN Completion
2500 California Street
Omaha, NE 68178
University of Nebraska– Kearney Campus
1917 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE 68849
Creighton University– Hastings Campus- BSN Program
715 North St. Joseph Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901
Uninversity of Nebraska– Lincoln Campus, BSN
1230 O Street Ste 131
Lincoln, NE 68588
Midland Lutheran College– BSN or RN to BSN
900 North Clarkson
Fremont, NE 68025
University of Nebraska– Scottsbluff Campus, BSN
4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Nebraska Methodist College– BSN or RN to BSN completion
720 North 87th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
College of Saint Mary– RN to BSN only
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106

Nebraska State Board of Nursing Approved Masters in Nursing Programs

Clarkson College, Graduate Nursing Program
101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Nebraska Methodist College Department of Nursing
MS in Nursing
720 North 87th Street
Omaha, NE 68114
College of Saint Mary
MSN Program
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106
Nebraska Wesleyan University– MSN Program
Department of Nursing
5000 St. Paul 68504
Creighton University
School of Nursing
2500 California Streer
Omaha, NE 68178
University of Nebraska Medical Center– MSN
College of Nursing
Omaha, NE 68198