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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Nebraska

Around 3.6% of Nebraska's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,895 nurses graduate from Nebraska's 19 nursing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a nursing program is Union College. Union College, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in Lincoln. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Union College's nursing program. Tuition at Union College was $18,150 per year.

Midland Lutheran College, which is located in Fremont, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 48th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Midland Lutheran College graduated 39 students from its nursing program. Midland Lutheran College charged in-state students $23,664 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska with a nursing program is BryanLGH College of Health Sciences, which is located in Lincoln. In 2010, it was ranked 62nd nationwide. In 2010, 79 students graduated from BryanLGH College of Health Sciences nursing program. Tuition at BryanLGH College of Health Sciences was $11,395 per year.


Tuition at Nebraska's nursing schools ranges from $30,578 per year to $2,040 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,255 per year. In 2010, the following Nebraska nursing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

The nursing schools in Nebraska that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  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 nursing degree from a Nebraska school... what next?

Licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant are the professions of choice for a majority of nursing graduates in Nebraska. In 2010, there were 40,890 nurse working in Nebraska, including 18,780 registered nurses, 5,670 licensed practical nurses, and 160 family nurse practitioners. The following counties have the largest number of Nebraska nurses:

  1. Harrison County - 18,340 nurses
  2. Lancaster County - 6,570 nurses
  3. Adams County - 5,710 nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of nurses in Nebraska will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 53,240 nurses working in Nebraska. The greatest growth for nurse is predicted to be amongst Registered Nurses, who are expected to increase by 24% by 2018.


nurses in Nebraska earn $39,514 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Nebraska nurse earned as little as less than $17,080 per year or as much as more than $140,330 per year. The counties in Nebraska with the highest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Harrison County - $71,590 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $51,070 per year
  3. Arthur County - $47,798 per year

The Nebraska counties with the lowest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Butler County - $43,560 per year
  2. Antelope County - $45,210 per year
  3. Adams County - $46,733 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Nebraska were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $80,940 per year
  2. Registered Nurse - $56,480 per year
  3. Licensed Practical Nurse - $36,520 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Nebraska were:

  1. Patient Care Assistant - $23,630 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Nebraska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Nebraska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Nebraska
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Nebraska
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Nebraska
  • Certificate in Nursing in Nebraska

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 18,780 $56,480 14.1%
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 13,990 $23,630 10.2%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,670 $36,520 -4.2%
Medical and Health Services Managers 2,290 $80,940 6.0%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 160 n/a

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