Nebraska Master's Degree in Nursing

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Nebraska MSN Programs

For those who desire to have a career with promise and financial security and an opportunity to make a difference in the world, nursing is a great industry. Nebraska MSN programs allow nurses to advance to higher levels in their careers that could not be reached with only an associate's or bachelor's degree. Finding the right program is the first step towards a more rewarding career.

MSN programs in Nebraska vary in terms of completion time, but full-time students can typically earn this degree in about two years. These programs typically offer multiple specialty areas that students can choose from. Once students graduate, they can go on to become certified in an advanced practice specialty or to work in education or administration.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Those who feel that they learn best in a classroom setting might want to choose one of the on campus programs offered in Nebraska. These programs follow a more traditional format where students attend live lectures on site, along with others. This format is less flexible, as classes are on a set schedule. Despite this, there are many benefits to this type of program.

There are also many online programs available to Nebraska residents. These programs offer a greater amount of flexibility, as they can be completed anywhere and at any time.

One university that offers an online MSN program is the University of Cincinnati. This program offers the following specialty areas: Adult-Geriatrics Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Geriatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Nursing Administration, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. This particular MSN program requires student to complete 45-51 credits, and up to 600 hours of clinical practice.

Another example of an accredited online MSN program available to Nebraska residents is that offered by Chamberlain College. The Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy, and Informatics specialties each require students to complete 36 credits and 100-200 practicum hours. This college also offers an MSN FNP degree track which requires students to complete 45 credits and 625 practicum hours.

Admission Requirements

The following admission requirements are common:

  • BSN from an accredited program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Valid RN license
  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency


The cost to earn an MSN varies by program, and is subject to change. The University of Cincinnati charges slightly higher rates for those who do not reside in Ohio, at $725 per credit hour. Chamberlain College of Nursing costs $650 per credit hour, a discounted rate of $550 per credit for alumni and military.

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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Nebraska

Clarkson College
101 S. 42 Street
Omaha, NE 68131
University of Nebraska
60th & Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182

Nebraska MSN Degree Prerequisites

Nebraska nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Nebraska Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in Nebraska, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Nebraska and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Nebraska RN to MSN programs

Those holding Nebraska RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

Nebraska MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In Nebraska, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the Nebraska Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Nebraska grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In Nebraska, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Nebraska.

Nebraska MSN Degree Resources

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