Nebraska Nursing School Programs:
ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN

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Nebraska Nursing School Programs organized by degree type:

  • ASN
  • BSN
  • BSN Accelerated
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to MSN

Looking for a rewarding career high in demand and with high starting pay? Then becoming a registered nurse is for you!

According to the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing field is growing much faster than average with median pay above $32 per hour. These results are partly due to the fact that the nursing field is continually transforming into an increasingly advanced healthcare profession.

The following is a list of accredited nursing school programs organized by degree type: ASN, BSN, BSN Accelerated, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN. Each school has basic information listed about their program, including:

  • Prerequisites (GPA, SAT/ACT, TEAS scores, etc.)
  • Concentrations (MSN degrees)
  • Accreditation
  • Location
  • Length of Program

Why only accredited nursing schools? Because accreditation guarantees you will receive the education and experience you need to pass your state's licensing test. Accreditation means you will be doing your clinicals in a hospital rather than a museum (We wish that was a joke!). Anyone can create an educational program and call it a nursing program, but the only way to guarantee the quality of that program is accreditation by ACEN or CCNE.

Nebraska ASN School Programs


An associate's degree in nursing is basically the only associate's degree that can land you a job making over $20 per hour, guaranteed. However, many hospitals are requiring their nurses to obtain their BSN within 5 years of becoming employed.

Eventually, the Associate's degree in nursing will be phased out completely, since hospitals are being encouraged to have BSN nurses employed by such forces as Magnet status awarded by ANCC. This push towards nurses having a Bachelor's degree comes from the fact that the Registered Nurse position is becoming a more advanced medical profession.

For the time being, while hospitals are still hiring nurse's with associate's degrees, one career pathway some students take is to get their Associate's Degree in Nursing, followed by doing an online RN to BSN program. This pathway is often more cost effective, although finding a job with an associate's degree may be more difficult than for someone having a Bachelor's in Nursing.

Central Community College ADN

Metropolitan Community College ASN

Mid-Plains Community College ASN

  • Length of Program: 2 years
  • Prerequisites: Minimum ACT of 21 (Minimum sub-scores of 19), Two Professional Letters of Recommendation, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: North Platte, NE

Northeast Community College ADN

Southeast Community College ADN

Nebraska BSN Traditional School Programs


Many schools offering BSN traditional programs accept students into the program as Freshman; however some schools consider the first two years to be "pre-nursing" and acceptance into the last two years of the "nursing" portion of the program can be competitive. Be sure to find out if acceptance into the program guarantees acceptance for the entire four years, since this will differ from school to school.

Students obtaining their BSN will be more competitive as job-seekers than their Associate degree peers. However, due to the high growth rate of the nursing field, rarely does a brand new Registered Nurse have problems finding a job within the first six months, no matter what kind of degree they have.

Bryan College of Health Sciences BSN Traditional

  • http://www.bryanhealth.com/BSN
  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Prerequisites: Minimum ACT of 21 or SAT equivalent, Minimum 2.75 GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Lincoln, NE

Clarkson College BSN Traditional

College of Saint Mary BSN Traditional

  • http://www.csm.edu/academics/health-human-services/nursing/or-assistant
  • Length of Program: 3 & 4 year options
  • Prerequisites: 3-Year Track: TEAS score/Minimum ACT of 23, Minimum 3.0 GPA, etc.; 4-Year Track: TEAS scores/Minimum ACT of 21, Minimum 2.75 GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN, Nebraska State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • Details: Admission requirements to the BSN program varies depending on whether you are a recent high school graduate or if you have college credit already.

Creighton University College of Nursing BSN Traditional

  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Omaha, NE

Nebraska Methodist College The Josie Harper Campus BSN Traditional

Union College - Nebraska BSN Traditional

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing BSN Traditional

  • Length of Program: 4 years (2 years General Education + 2 years Nursing)
  • Prerequisites: ACT/SAT score, Minimum 2.5 GPA, Additional Prerequisites, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Nebraska State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE; Norfolk, NE; Kearney, NE; Scottsbluff, NE
  • Details: IMPORTANT - The University of Nebraska Medical Center does not offer the prerequisite courses necessary to gain entry into their nursing programs, including the BSN Traditional. The first two years of general education classes must be completed at another college or university.

Nebraska BSN Accelerated School Programs


BSN Accelerated degrees are for career-changers who already have a Bachelor's degree in a different field. Typically, acceptance into these programs only require that certain prerequisite classes have been taken and that the student has at least a 2.5 to 3.0 GPA.

Creighton University College of Nursing BSN Accelerated

  • Length of Program: 12 months Full-time (3 semesters)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Omaha, NE

Nebraska Methodist College The Josie Harper Campus BSN Accelerated

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing BSN Accelerated Second Degree

  • Length of Program: 12 months Full-time
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Additional Prerequisites, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Nebraska State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE, Scottsbluff, NE
  • Details: It is recommended to have a GPA over 3.3 due to the competitiveness of this BSN Accelerated Second Degree program.

Nebraska RN to BSN School Programs


Most RN to BSN school programs are offered online, or are a hybrid of online/on-campus courses. These schools assume you are currently working as an RN, and since you have already proven a certain level of knowledge with your licensure, they often offer great flexibility for obtaining your BSN.

The RN to BSN program option has gained in popularity due to the push towards requiring nurses to have a Bachelor's level education.

Bryan College of Health Sciences RN to BSN

  • http://www.bryanhealth.com/RNtoBSN
  • Prerequisites: ASN degree, Nebraska RN license, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Online / Lincoln, NE
  • Details: A few on-campus meetings are required.

Clarkson College RN to BSN

College of Saint Mary RN to BSN

  • http://www.csm.edu/academics/health-human-services/rn-bsn
  • Length of Program: 2 semesters
  • Prerequisites: ASN degree, RN license (Nebraska or compact state), Minimum 2.5 GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN, Nebraska State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online / Omaha, NE
  • Details: Classes are presented in a hybrid format, with students attending class only one day a week.

Doane College RN to BSN

  • http://www.doane.edu/nursing
  • Prerequisites: ASN degree, Nebraska RN license, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Lincoln, NE; Omaha, NE; Grand Island, NE

Nebraska Methodist College The Josie Harper Campus RN to BSN

Nebraska Wesleyan University RN to BSN

  • Length of Program: 1 year
  • Prerequisites: ASN degree, RN license (Nebraska, Iowa, or compact state), Minimum 2.5 GPA, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, English Composition, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Lincoln, NE

Union College - Nebraska RN to BSN

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing RN to BSN

  • Length of Program: 1 year Full-time; 2-3 years Part-time
  • Prerequisites: ADN degree, RN license, Additional Requirements, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Nebraska State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online (Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE; Norfolk, NE; Kearney, NE; Scottsbluff, NE)
  • Details: The University of Nebraska Medical Center's RN to BSN program is completely online.

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

Saint Louis University School of Nursing RN to BSN

Nebraska MSN Traditional School Programs


The basic MSN options are Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership, and various Nurse Practitioners. Typically, nursing education and leadership are offered online and are easier to obtain. However, due to the ease of obtaining these MSN degrees and the lack of jobs in the field (in relation to supply), it is not uncommon for RN's with MSN's in education or leadership to have difficulty finding a job.

Conversely, Nurse Practitioners are in high demand, having much of the authority of Medical Doctors. If you visit an outpatient clinic, the person seeing you may actually be an NP instead of a doctor, which is a growing trend in the healthcare field. A Nurse Practitioner is a professional somewhere in-between a Medical Doctor (MD) and a Physician's Assistant (PA).

Also a growing trend is a desire for Nurse Practitioners with Doctorate degrees (DNP), as the NP profession becomes more and more like the MD end of the spectrum. This typically means more authority and more pay.

Bryan College of Health Sciences MSN Traditional

  • http://www.bryanhealth.com/msnnurseeducator
  • Concentration: Nurse Educator
  • Length of Program: 2 years Part-time
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, Nebraska RN license, Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA, Two Professional References, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Online / Lincoln, NE
  • Details: Bryan College of Health Sciences' MSN Nurse Educator concentration is a hybrid online and on-campus program.

Clarkson College MSN Traditional

College of Saint Mary MSN Traditional

  • http://www.csm.edu/academics/health-human-services/master-science-nursing
  • Concentration: Nurse Educator
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license (Nebraska or compact state), Minimum 3.0 GPA, CPR certification from American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare providers, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN, Nebraska State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Omaha, NE

Creighton University College of Nursing MSN Traditional

  • Concentrations: Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Systems Administration
  • Length of Program: 2 years
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Online / Omaha, NE
  • Details: Creighton University's MSN degree is a hybrid program, consisting of online and on-campus classes.

Nebraska Methodist College The Josie Harper Campus MSN Traditional

Nebraska Wesleyan University MSN Traditional

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing MSN Traditional

  • Concentrations: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Acute Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Leader, Pediatrics Primary Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator - (All concentrations may be combined with Nurse Educator)
  • Length of Program: 2-3 years Full-time; 3-5 years Part-time (varies by concentration)
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Three Professional Letters of Reference, Additional Requirements, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Nebraska State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online (Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE; Norfolk, NE; Kearney, NE; Scottsbluff, NE)
  • Details: The University of Nebraska Medical Center's RN to BSN program is completely online.

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

Saint Louis University School of Nursing MSN Traditional

  • http://www.slu.edu/nursing/majors-and-degrees/master-of-science-in-nursing-nurse-practitioner-%28msn-np%29
  • Concentrations: Adult Acute Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Length of Program: Full-time & Part-time options available
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license (in state where clinicals will be done), Minimum 3.25 GPA, Three Professional Letters of Recommendation, CPR certification by the American Heart Association (AHA), etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online (St. Louis, MO)
  • Details: Recently graduated BSN students, with no clinical work experience, may be able to gain admission on a part-time basis while gaining nursing work experience.

Nebraska RN to MSN School Programs


For Registered Nurses who want to obtain their BSN and MSN at the same time, or for RN's who have a Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, many schools offer RN to MSN programs. The only drawback to these programs is that generally only Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership are possible degree concentrations. If you have any interest in becoming a Nurse Practitioner, then the more traditional route is more appropriate.

Note: Some schools do not award a BSN through their RN to MSN option, offering only a direct path from ASN to MSN. Your work experience will likely play a large role in finding a job with your MSN if you do not have a Bachelor's degree to go with it.

Clarkson College RN to MSN

Nebraska Methodist College The Josie Harper Campus RN to MSN

Nebraska Wesleyan University RN to BSN to MSN


State List of Nursing School Programs

Disclaimer: Nursing schools sometimes change their prerequisites and other information. Accreditation is also renewable, which means nursing schools can lose their accreditation. While we attempt to keep all information up-to-date, the most reliable source of information is the actual nursing school website (links are provided). This website is for information purposes only and currently has no affiliation with any particular nursing school.

Nursing Abbreviations: Quick Reference


Abbreviations for Degrees and Titles

  • ASN/ADN = Associate of Science in Nursing / Associate Degree in Nursing
  • BSN = Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN = Master of Science in Nursing
  • CNA = Certified Nursing Assistant
  • LPN = Licensed Practical Nurse
  • RN = Registered Nurse
  • NP = Nurse Practitioner (Masters/Doctorate degree level education)
  • CNS = Clinical Nurse Specialist (Masters/Doctorate degree level education)

College Assessment Exams

  • ACT = American College Testing program (Undergraduate college entrance exam)
  • SAT = Scholastic Aptitude Test (Undergraduate college entrance exam)
  • TEAS = Test of Essential Academic Skills
  • HESI A2 = Health Education Systems Inc. Admission Assessment
  • GRE = Graduate Record Examination (Graduate college entrance exam)

Accreditation Agencies

  • ACEN = Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • CCNE = Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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