Nurse Practitioner Programs in Nebraska

The majority of nurse practitioners in Nebraska hold master’s or doctoral degrees. In fact, it is becoming standard practice to regulate that all nurse practitioners graduate from a masters in nursing program with a nurse practitioner specialization or receive a post master’s certificate in their desired area of practice. In Nebraska it is also required that all APRN-NP’s hold a current RN license and pass a national certification exam in their specialty. Graduates of any of the programs listed below are eligible to sit for the national certification exam in their appropriate area of study. After passing the exam, you may apply for licensure to practice as a nurse practitioner in Nebraska.

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Online nurse practitioner programs in Nebraska have become increasingly popular due to the convenience and flexibility they offer to working registered nurses. Most programs take from eighteen to twenty four months to complete depending upon specific tracks or specializations. Many nurses choose to specialize in a specific area such as family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, emergency medicine, geriatric care, or some other concentration. Another option is to pursue another APRN specialty entirely, such as clinical nurse leader, nurse midwife, or nurse anesthetist. Regardless of which direction you decide to take your career, all programs will have a clinical practicum component. Generally this can be set up to be completed at a facility close to your home or current place of work.

The demand for nurse practitioners in Nebraska is high and this means excellent opportunities exist even in an uncertain economy.
According to a 2007 salary survey for nurse practitioners, NP’s in Nebraska made an average of $77,168 per year. Salary is often variable and dependent upon factors such as area of specialization, place of practice, location, and experience. Explore the accredited nurse practitioner programs below. You may also be interested in learning more about other MSN programs in Nebraska.

Nurse Practitioner Programs Offered in Nebraska

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Schools Based in Nebraska Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Creighton University School of Nursing

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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

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Programs Offered: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP/Psychiatric Dual Track, Acute Care Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Gerontological and Geropsychiatric Nursing, Health Systems Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric and Mental Health, and Women’s and Children’s Health Nursing.

Campuses located in Omaha, Kearney, Scottsbluff, and Lincoln, NE. PH: (800) 626-8431

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