RN Programs in Nebraska

Become a registered nurse (RN) in Nebraska! Learn about the requirements, accredited programs, salary & job outlook, and the Nebraska Board of Nursing.
RN Programs in Nebraska

Are you looking for a rewarding and lucrative career in Nebraska with many opportunities for career advancement? Consider becoming a registered nurse (RN)! RNs in Nebraska have high employment rates and average starting salaries of nearly $73,510 per year, with many advancing to managerial or teaching positions to earn higher salaries.

Requirements to Become an RN in Nebraska

To become an RN in Nebraska, you must complete and graduate from an accredited nursing program. There are both associate and bachelor degree programs available, but an associate degree is sufficient to prepare you for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.

Once you have passed the NCLEX-RN exam, you can apply for an RN license from the Nebraska State Board of Nursing.

Accredited RN Programs in Nebraska

If you're dreaming of becoming a registered nurse (RN), Nebraska is a great place to start your journey. Here are some of the top RN schools in the state:

  1. Bryan College of Health Sciences

    1535 S 52nd St, Lincoln, NE 68506
    (402) 481-3801
  2. Central Community College - Grand Island

    3134 US-34, Grand Island, NE 68801
    (308) 398-4222
  3. Clarkson College

    101 S 42nd St, Omaha, NE 68131
    (402) 552-3100
  4. College of St. Mary

    7000 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE 68106
    (402) 399-2400
  5. Creighton University

    2500 California Plz, Omaha, NE 68178
    (402) 280-2700
  6. Mid-Plains Community College

    601 W State Farm Rd #140, North Platte, NE 69101
    (308) 535-3701
  7. Midland University

    900 N Clarkson St, Fremont, NE 68025
    (800) 642-8382
  8. Nebraska Methodist College

    720 N 87th St, Omaha, NE 68114
    (402) 354-7000
  9. Nebraska Wesleyan University

    5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, NE 68504
    (402) 466-2371
  10. Northeast Community College

    801 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701
    (402) 371-2020
  11. Purdue University Global - Lincoln

    N/A, Lincoln, NE 68508
    (402) 474-5315
  12. Southeast Community College

    8800 O St, Lincoln, NE 68520
    (402) 761-2131
  13. Union College

    3800 S 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68506
    (402) 486-2600
  14. University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Emile St, Omaha, NE 68198
    (402) 559-4000
  15. Western Nebraska Community College

    1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    (308) 635-3606

RN Job Outlook and Salary in Nebraska

Nebraska RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 7.7% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in Nebraska earn an average annual salary of $73,510 per year, equivalent to $35.34 per hour.

The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in Nebraska, and their average wage and salary, by area.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs9,970$36.18$75,250
Grand Island600$35.16$73,130

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Nebraska Board Of Nursing

The Nebraska Board Of Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in Nebraska for all nursing-related questions and concerns.

Nebraska Board Of Nursing

301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-4376
(402) 742-2360

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