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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Nebraska

Each year, roughly 0.6% of Nebraska students graduate with certificates in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 344 licensed practical nurses graduate from Nebraska's 7 LPN schools.

Top Schools

Clarkson College, which is located in Omaha, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 71st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Clarkson College graduated no students from its LPN program. Students at Clarkson College paid $11,986 per year in tuition fees.

Northeast Community College, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a LPN program. It is located in Norfolk. In 2010, 38 students graduated from Northeast Community College LPN program. The tuition rate at Northeast Community College was $2,612 per year.

Mid-Plains Community College, which is located in North Platte, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 78th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 15 students graduated from Mid-Plains Community College LPN program. Mid-Plains Community College charged in-state students $2,550 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Nebraska's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $3,744 per year, though tuition can range from $11,986 per year to $2,040 per year. In 2010, the LPN schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nebraska were:

  1. Clarkson College - located in Omaha, students are charged $11,986 per year
  2. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  3. Mid-Plains Community College - located in North Platte, students are charged $2,550 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Nebraska LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year

A LPN certificate from a Nebraska school... what next?

The highest percentage of LPN graduates in Nebraska pursue careers as a licensed practical nurse. 5,670 licensed practical nurses were working in Nebraska in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Nebraska licensed practical nurses:

  1. Harrison County - 1,920 licensed practical nurses
  2. Lancaster County - 920 licensed practical nurses
  3. Adams County - 880 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 7,000 licensed practical nurses will be working in Nebraska state. This would require the number of licensed practical nurses to grow by 18%.


A licensed practical nurse in Nebraska earns $36,520 per year on average. However, Nebraska licensed practical nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $27,160 per year to more than $47,820 per year in 2010. A licensed practical nurse in the following Nebraska counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Harrison County - $39,230 per year
  2. Arthur County - $36,990 per year
  3. Lancaster County - $36,960 per year

On average, licensed practical nurses earns the least in the following Nebraska counties:

  1. Butler County - $34,210 per year
  2. Adams County - $34,470 per year
  3. Antelope County - $34,720 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Nebraska statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,670 $36,520 -4.2%

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