Find a nursing school near you

Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Registered nurses (RNs) are an important part of America’s healthcare system, and they are therefore in high demand nationwide. Students who wish to enter this gratifying field often pursue a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Indeed, many healthcare employers prefer to hire nurses with a BSN degree, particularly for administrative and managerial positions. BSN graduates earn higher salaries and enjoy more opportunities for career advancement than their counterparts with an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN).

Overview of BSN pathways
BSN programs prepare RNs to perform critical tasks like assisting doctors during surgery, administering medications, supervising junior staff members, and providing patients and families support with illnesses. In addition to general education courses, a BSN program includes clinical practice and coursework in physiology, biology, human anatomy, nutrition, trends in nursing, and emergency care. The traditional prelicensure BSN pathway requires four years of fulltime study. Alternatively, nurses who already hold an ADN may enroll in an RN-to-BSN degree completion program, which requires two years (or less) of study.

Find a school

Nebraska’s BSN programs and career outlook
A dozen Nebraska nursing schools offer the traditional prelicensure BSN program, including five campuses of University of Nebraska Medical Center. The state also has a plethora of RN-to-BSN programs, including several innovative online delivery models. Nebraska’s 19,550 RNs earn a median annual salary of $55,820. However, RNs with a BSN degree and a significant amount of work experience usually fare better in the job market. These professionals generally earn top-quartile pay of $66,660 or more per year.

To help Nebraska’s aspiring RNs find a top college or university, we’ve profiled the state’s best BSN programs. You’ll find them organized below by major metropolitan area.

Featured Schools

Lincoln

Bryan College of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Concordia University, Nebraska
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Doane College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Union College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Bryan College of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Concordia University, Nebraska
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Doane College
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nebraska Wesleyan University
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Union College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Lincoln
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Omaha

Bellevue University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Clarkson College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
College of Saint Mary
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Creighton University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nebraska Methodist College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Bellevue University
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Clarkson College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
College of Saint Mary
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Creighton University
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nebraska Methodist College
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Nebraska cities

Creighton University - Hastings
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Midland University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Kearney
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Norfolk
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Scottsbluff
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Creighton University - Hastings
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Midland University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Kearney
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Norfolk
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Scottsbluff
Bachelor of Science in Nursing