Nebraska Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Nebraska

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A registered nurse (RN), regardless of work setting or specialty, provides health care to patients who are ill or injured. While most RNs work at hospitals, a small portion of registered nurses also work in government agencies, social assistance agencies and educational services.

Registered Nursing Schools in Nebraska

To become an RN, you can either get a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a diploma from one of the many RN schools in Nebraska. Registered nurses who earn a master's degree (MSN) are known as advanced practice nurses. These nurses can perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as prescribe medication. As a registered nursing student, you can expect to have both classroom education and hands-on clinical experience. Coursework for registered nurses usually includes anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, behavioral sciences and nursing. You can earn a nursing degree or diploma from an online or campus-based program at one of the many Nebraska RN schools. Registered nursing students must graduate from an approved nursing program as well as pass a national licensing exam called the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN. Other requirements, including continuing education credits, may be necessary so be sure to contact your state's board of nursing for more information. Registered nursing schools in Nebraska can provide the education and training you need to become an RN.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Nebraska

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), RN employment is expected to increase by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018. In 2008, RNs constituted the largest healthcare occupation, with more than two million jobs. There are 18,930 registered nurses in Nebraska. According to data from May 2009, registered nurses in Nebraska earned an hourly median wage of $25.35, or $52,730 annually.

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Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Nebraska

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Omaha
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Lincoln
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and Omaha

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Nebraska

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and Omaha

Schools for Registered Nurses in Nebraska are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Nebraska

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  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, MS in Nursing, Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice) , more...
  • Degrees: Master

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

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Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

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  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Certificate

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

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Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

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More Nebraska Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences Lincoln Masters 397
Central Community College Grand Island Associate 6,531
Clarkson College Omaha Masters 788
College of Saint Mary Omaha Doctorate 973
Creighton University Omaha Doctorate 6,992
Grace University Omaha Masters 431
Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha Associate 14,804
Mid-Plains Community College North Platte Associate 2,715
Midland University Fremont Masters 827
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha Masters 592
Northeast Community College Norfolk Associate 5,149
Southeast Community College Area Lincoln Associate 9,603
Union College Lincoln Lincoln Masters 1,009
University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha Doctorate & First Professional 3,128
Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff Associate 2,233
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