Nursing Schools in Nebraska

The state of Nebraska is home to 23 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 14 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Nebraska. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Nebraska

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Complete List of Nursing Schools in Nebraska

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Nebraska. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Omaha, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,836
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.8%
RN Programs best-value score73.6

The Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health is a private institution in Omaha, Nebraska, and part of the Methodist Health System. The college was founded in 1891 and offers degrees in nursing and allied health professions. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
Union College

Union College

Lincoln, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,928
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.0%
RN Programs best-value score73.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
Southeast Community College Area

Southeast Community College Area

Lincoln, NE
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,828
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.8%
RN Programs best-value score97.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Creighton University

Creighton University

Omaha, NE
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,481
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.6%
RN Programs best-value score53.2

Creighton University is a private institution in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1878 by the Society of Jesus. The university is one of the 28 institutions that belong to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The campus is outside the downtown area of Omaha and sits on 140 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
Clarkson College

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,655
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.4%
RN Programs best-value score71.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score56.4

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
Northeast Community College

Northeast Community College

Norfolk, NE
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,696
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate90.4%
RN Programs best-value score95.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate98.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score93.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a public institution and part of the University of Nebraska, which includes six campuses across the state. It was founded in 1880 as a private medical college and joined the University of Nebraska system in 1902. Over the years, the university ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
Bryan College of Health Sciences

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lincoln, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,673
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
RN Programs best-value score67.0

Programs offered

  • BSN
Metropolitan Community College Area

Metropolitan Community College Area

Omaha, NE
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,423
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.1%
RN Programs best-value score99.6
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate99.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score99.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Midland University

Midland University

Fremont, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,151
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.2%
RN Programs best-value score65.9

Programs offered

  • BSN
Mid-Plains Community College

Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,462
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.5%
RN Programs best-value score97.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate92.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score96.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Central Community College

Central Community College

Grand Island, NE
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,917
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate80.6%
RN Programs best-value score96.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score94.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
Western Nebraska Community College

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,234
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate76.9%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate83.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

Lincoln, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
College of Saint Mary

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,404
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate96.3%
LPN/LVN best-value score62.0

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

Omaha, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,569
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate78.5%
LPN/LVN best-value score52.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,383

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
Bellevue University

Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$11,359

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
Concordia University-Nebraska

Concordia University-Nebraska

Seward, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,250

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Doane University-Arts & Sciences

Crete, NE
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,445

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Western Nebraska Division

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Western Nebraska Division

Scottsbluff, NE
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • BSN
Central Community College - Platte Campus

Central Community College - Platte Campus

Columbus, NE
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus

Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus

Lincoln, NE
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Omaha (Closed in 2016)
ADN

Nebraska's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Nebraska's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Nebraska Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 22,870 23.567 $29 $60,890
Nurse Anesthetists 300 0.307 $89 $185,040
Nurse Midwives 0 $25 $51,790
Nurse Practitioners 1,020 1.050 $48 $99,200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 5,410 5.572 $20 $41,870
Nursing Assistants 14,540 14.982 $13 $27,040
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey