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Nebraska RN Programs

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

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Nebraska

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Nebraska residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Nebraska Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Nebraska RN Resources on

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure
Nursing and Nursing Support
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: (402) 471-4376
Fax: (402) 471-1066

Nebraska Nurses Association

Other NE Schools with RN Programs

Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences
5035 Everett Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
Central Community College
3134 W Highway 34
Grand Island, Nebraska 68802
Clarkson College
101 S. 42 Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68131
College of St Mary
7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Methodist College of Nursing
720 N 87th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, Nebraska 68103
Mid-Plains Community College
1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
Midland Lutheran College
900 North Clarkson
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
Northeast Community College
801 East Benjamin Ave.
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
Southeast Community College
8800 O Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68520
Union College
3800 South 48th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
University of Nebraska Medical Center
60th & Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68182
Western Nebraska Community College
1601 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361