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Unlike their public counterparts, private colleges and universities are not subsidized by the local state government. As a result, private nursing schools tend to carry a higher price tag than public nursing schools. These private institutions carry several important advantages, however.

Learning differences are what lend private colleges their enhanced prestige. Course discussions tend to be fully engaging, coursework is rigorous, and class sizes are small. In some cases, a specific course may consist of fewer than ten students. The professors at Nebraska’s private universities also tend to have rich personal academic achievements. Earning a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree at a private college or university will usually lead to greater career opportunities than getting an education elsewhere.

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Nebraska has approximately 15 private schools with accredited nursing programs. Most noteworthy are the half-dozen schools with a state-approved prelicensure BSN program. These include Lincoln schools like Bryan College of Health Sciences and Union College, as well as Omaha schools like Creighton University and Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health. The state’s 19,550 registered nurses (RNs) earn a median income of $55,820 per year. However, nurses with a BSN degree frequently earn $65,000 or more annually. Bryan Medical Center and Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center are major nursing employers in Lincoln. Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center are key nursing employers in Omaha.

To help Nebraska’s nursing students find the best private schools, we’ve organized below a complete list of private nursing programs throughout the state.

Featured Schools

Lincoln

Bryan College of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master 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
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Union College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
School City Programs offered
Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Education in Nursing Education
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Concordia University, Nebraska Seward
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Doane College Lincoln
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Union College Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program

Omaha

Bellevue University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Clarkson College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
College of Saint Mary
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Creighton University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nebraska Methodist College
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Bellevue University Bellevue
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Clarkson College Omaha
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Anesthesia
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
College of Saint Mary Omaha
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Creighton University Omaha
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Nebraska Methodist College Omaha
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN 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
School City Programs offered
Creighton University - Hastings Hastings
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Midland University Fremont
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion