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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.
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.