RN Programs in Nebraska

Nebraska RN Programs

Every person has a slightly different goal in the career he or she chooses. Some look for careers that will be in demand in the future, while others look for careers that will offer great pay opportunities or emotional satisfaction. Registered nursing is a career that offers all of these things. Those who wish to begin an exciting and rewarding career should look into Nebraska RN programs.

RN programs in Nebraska range from 2 years to 4 years. Many schools, ranging from community colleges to private universities, offer RN programs, as well as some hospitals. Individuals should choose the program that best suits needs.

Becoming an RN in Nebraska

In order to become a registered nurse in Nebraska, one must have completed a 2-4 year approved education program at a university, college, or hospital. Only those who have completed a state-approved program are eligible for licensure.

In Nebraska, one can become licensed either by examination or by endorsement. Nebraska is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact, so those who reside in another compact state cannot become licensed in Nebraska. All applicants must submit the following items with a completed licensure application:

  • Licensure Fee
  • Documentation (copy of drivers license, etc.) proving the individual is at least 19 years of age
  • Copy of document proving eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Certified transcripts sent directly from nursing program to the board
  • For any crimes or misdemeanors: request a certified copy of the court records and a letter from probation officer and document any treatment or disciplinary action (if applicable)

An individual who is applying to become an RN by examination must also register for and pass the NCLEX licensing exam. One in this situation must submit the following items, in addition to those listed above, with his or her application:

  • Recent wallet-sized signed photo
  • Foreign graduates: Evidence of completing CGFNS or Canadian Nurses Association exams
  • Foreign graduates not educated in English: Evidence of passing score on TOEFL

An applicant for licensure by endorsement must either be a resident of Nebraska or of a non-compact state. In addition to those required by all applicants, an individual applying for licensure by endorsement must submit the following

  • License Verification from original state of licensure
  • Notarized copy of current license (for temporary permit)

Renewing an RN License

Nebraska RN licenses are valid for a 2 year period. All licenses expire on October 31st of even numbered years.

Additional Resources

RN Schools Near You & Online in Nebraska

Midland Lutheran College

  • 900 North Clarkson Fremont, NE 68025
    Programs: BSN, CNA, RN, RN to BSN

Central Community College

  • 3134 W Highway 34 Grand Island, NE 68802
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (308) 398-4222

Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences

  • 5035 Everett Street Lincoln, NE 68506
    Programs: BSN, CNA, Nurse Anesthetist, RN, RN to BSN
    (402) 481-3901

Southeast Community College

  • 8800 O Street Lincoln, NE 68520
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Medical Assistant, Radiography, RN
    (402) 471-3333

Union College

  • 3800 South 48th Street Lincoln, NE 68506
    Programs: BSN, CNA, LPN to BSN, Physician Assistant, RN, RN to BSN
    (402) 486-2600

Northeast Community College

  • 801 East Benjamin Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (402) 371-2020

Mid-Plains Community College

  • 1101 Halligan Drive North Platte, NE 69101
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (308) 535-3600

Clarkson College

  • 101 S. 42 Street Omaha, NE 68131
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, CNA, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, Health Information Management-Associate, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, LPN, MSN, Nursing Administration, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN
    (402) 552-3100

College of St Mary

  • 7000 Mercy Road Omaha, NE 68106
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN, RN to BSN
    (402) 399-2400

Creighton University

  • 2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE 68178
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, BSN to DNP, Clinical Nurse Leader, DNP, EMT Paramedic, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, MSN, Psych Nursing - Certificate, RN, RN to BSN
    (402) 280-2700

Methodist College of Nursing

  • 720 N 87th Street Omaha, NE 68114
    Programs: BSN, RN

Metropolitan Community College

  • P.O. Box 3777 Omaha, NE 68103
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (402) 457-2400

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • 60th & Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68182
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, LPN to BSN, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MSN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Nursing PhD, Physician Assistant, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN, Sonography
    (402) 554-6281

Western Nebraska Community College

  • 1601 E. 27th Street Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, Pre-Nursing Studies, RN
    (308) 635-3606