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An associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) can prepare aspiring registered nurses (RNs) for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and for many positons in the medical arena. A typical ADN program requires two years of study; alternative programs with night or weekend classes may take a bit longer to complete. Coursework includes the liberal arts, nursing practice, anatomy, chemistry, physiology, psychology, nutrition, and contemporary ethical dilemmas. The state of Nebraska has approximately ten accredited ADN programs. Most are offered at public community colleges, like Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. Several private schools also offer the ADN pathway, including College of Saint Mary in Omaha and Kaplan University in Lincoln.

The employment outlook for RNs is excellent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing is one of the ten fastest-growing occupations in the United States. The nation is home to more than 2.7 million RNs, and this population is expected to increase by 19 percent during the next decade. Nebraska alone has almost 20,000 licensed RNs who typically earn between $46,000 and $67,000 annually. Nursing salaries are $2,000-3,000 per year higher in Omaha, the state’s largest metropolitan area. Registered nurses work in major healthcare providers throughout Nebraska, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Methodist Hospital, and St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

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There has never been a better time to pursue a registered nursing career. To help Nebraska’s aspiring RNs better understand their options, we’ve provided below a comprehensive list of the state’s ADN programs.

Featured Schools

Lincoln

Purdue University Global - Lincoln
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southeast Community College - Lincoln
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Purdue University Global - Lincoln
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southeast Community College - Lincoln
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Omaha

College of Saint Mary
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Metropolitan Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
College of Saint Mary
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Metropolitan Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing

Other Nebraska cities

Central Community College - Grand Island
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mid-Plains Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northeast Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Nebraska Community College - Scottsbluff
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Central Community College - Grand Island
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Mid-Plains Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northeast Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Nebraska Community College - Scottsbluff
Associate's Degree in Nursing