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A four-year college or university focuses its academic programs on bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and doctorates. The most popular nursing degree program is the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), which is an advanced undergraduate training program for registered nurses (RNs). The master of science in nursing (MSN), a graduate degree, is an even greater asset.

BSN and MSN programs
A typical BSN program requires four years to complete. It covers a range of topics including liberal arts, clinical practice, human anatomy, nutrition, physiology, and biology. Nurses who already hold the BSN degree may complete an MSN program in 1.5 to two years. These programs cover the nursing core, a clinical concentration, a functional role concentration, support courses, and a research area. The most popular areas of advanced practice for MSN graduates are nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, and nurse midwife. Nebraska has 20 four-year colleges and universities with accredited BSN and MSN programs, including Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, and five distinct campuses of University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Employment prospects for Nebraska’s RNs
Graduates of BSN and MSN programs enjoy enhanced competitiveness in the nursing job market and higher salaries. Nebraska’s RNs earn a median annual salary of $55,800. However, those with BSN degrees frequently receive top-quartile pay of $66,600 or more. The state’s advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), who must hold an MSN degree, average anywhere from $85,000 to $140,000 per year depending upon their specialization. Nebraska’s leading employers of RNs and APRNs are Nebraska Medical Center, Bryan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, and St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center.

To help the state’s nursing students learn more about the available BSN and MSN degrees, we’ve compiled below a comprehensive list of four-year colleges and universities for nursing in Nebraska.

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
Purdue University Global - Lincoln
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Union College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
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
Purdue University Global - Lincoln Lincoln
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Union College Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Lincoln Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates

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
University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • 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
University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • 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
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 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
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Kearney Kearney
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Norfolk Norfolk
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Scottsbluff Scottsbluff
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing