Nursing Schools in Nebraska

Nebraska is a Midwestern state of the United States that is known for its vast prairies that have made the state a haven for farmers. Indeed the major economic activity that you may find in this state is farming.  The vast plains have made the state suitable for ranching also. The state is known for the production of soy beans as well as beef.

The state is also one of the least populated states in the United States with a population of about two million people who are mostly found in the large cities such as Omaha. The state is largely stable in terms of nurses but it provides one of the best opportunities to nurses who would wish to work in a rural setting. The state has over thirty institutions that offer nursing programs with about fifteen of these offering accredited programs.

Those looking to join an institution that will provide them with a four year Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing may have the option of going to the following institutions. The BryanLGH College of Health Sciences found in Lincoln, the Clarkson College that is situated in Omaha which is home to ¬†Creighton University, Nebraska Methodist College as well as the University of Nebraska Medical Center.¬† Apart from these you also have Union College found in Lincoln and Midland Lutheran College found in Fremont. All the above institutions are accredited either by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission also referred to as NLNAC in short or the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education or the CCNE in short. These two institutions are usually charged with the responsibility of accrediting nursing programs in different institutions. By doing this they ensure that the nursing programs are of good quality and their standards are maintained. The CCNE is an autonomous body while the NLNAC is affiliated to the National League for Nursing or NLN in short.

For those who may wish to take on an associate’s degree in nursing so as to become a registered nurse may study at some of the many colleges that are found in the state. Most of the colleges have their programs approved by the NLNAC. This ensures that the standard of nurses that the institutions produce is up to par. Some of these institutions include the Central Community College which is located in Grand Island, M