Nursing Schools in Nebraska

There are 23 nursing schools in Nebraska. This year, we evaluated 14 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Western Nebraska Community College
Scottsbluff, NE
Western Nebraska Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,234
NCLEX-RN Pass rate76.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate83.6%

Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) is located in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. This community college was established back in 1926 and it currently serves around 2,400 students. WNCC has become an important part of the community over the years and it also has campuses in Sidney and Alliance. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
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Metropolitan Community College Area
Omaha, NE
Metropolitan Community College Area
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,423
NCLEX-RN Pass rate85.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate99.0%

Metropolitan Community College Area (MCC or Metro) is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This public community college used to be known as Metropolitan Technical Community College. It has multiple locations throughout the Omaha area and is known as the largest post-secondary institution in Nebraska. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
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Mid-Plains Community College
North Platte, NE
Mid-Plains Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,462
NCLEX-RN Pass rate81.5%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate92.0%

Mid-Plains Community College is located in North Platte, Nebraska. This school endeavors to provide students with an excellent education. It gives students an accessible and affordable place where they can further their career prospects. Mid-Plains Community College gives students many ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Southeast Community College Area
Lincoln, NE
Southeast Community College Area
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,828
NCLEX-RN Pass rate91.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.7%

Southeast Community College Area is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This community college currently serves around 9,000 students and it offers them many educational opportunities. Since originally opening in 1941, this school has continued to provide the community with access to many academic ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Central Community College
Grand Island, NE
Central Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,917
NCLEX-RN Pass rate80.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.5%

Central Community College is located in Grand Island, Nebraska. This two-year public college originally opened back in 1966. Since this time, the college has continued to grow to meet the evolving needs of the community. The college has three campuses in the area and all of them are designed to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • LPN
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Northeast Community College
Norfolk, NE
Northeast Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,696
NCLEX-RN Pass rate90.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.6%

Northeast Community College (NECC) is located in Norfolk, Nebraska. NECC was established back in 1973. This public community college actually has four campuses in the area for students to choose from; this is due to the merger between the Northeastern Nebraska College and the Northeast Nebraska ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
Omaha, NE
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,836

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
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Union College
Lincoln, NE
Union College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,928

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Clarkson College
Omaha, NE
Clarkson College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,655
NCLEX-RN Pass rate91.4%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate98.4%

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
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Bryan College of Health Sciences
Lincoln, NE
Bryan College of Health Sciences
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,673

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Diploma - closed in 2007
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Midland University
Fremont, NE
Midland University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$23,151

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Creighton University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$31,481

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
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College of Saint Mary
Omaha, NE
College of Saint Mary
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,404
NCLEX-PN Pass rate96.3%

Programs offered

  • ADN - closed in 2015
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • BSN
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Kaplan University-Omaha Campus
Omaha, NE
Kaplan University-Omaha Campus
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$19,569
NCLEX-PN Pass rate78.5%

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,383

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • BSN
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University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska Medical Center
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
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Bellevue University
Bellevue, NE
Bellevue University
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$11,359

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
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Concordia University-Nebraska
Seward, NE
Concordia University-Nebraska
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$20,250

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Doane University-Arts & Sciences
Crete, NE
Doane University-Arts & Sciences
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$24,445

Programs offered

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

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Central Community College - Platte Campus
Columbus, NE
Central Community College - Platte Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus
Lincoln, NE
Southeast Community College - Lincoln Campus

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