Nebraska FNP Programs
We found 4 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in Nebraska. Nebraska requires that all licensed nurses begin with completion of a Nebraska Board of Nursing-approved undergraduate nursing program.
The next required step is to complete a Master's Program in Nursing that is officially accredited by the US Department of Education, either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
|Fairleigh Dickinson University||Master||MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner||Website|
|George Mason University||Master||MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner||Website|
|Campbellsville University||Master||APRN with FNP Track||Website|
|Benedictine University||Master||Master of Science in Nursing||Website|
|Rivier University||Master||MS in Nursing: Family Practitioner||Website|
|Sacred Heart University||Master||MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner||Website|
|University of West Florida||Master||Nursing, M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner||Website|
|Saint Xavier University||Master||Master of Science in Nursing||Website|
|Seton Hall University||Master||Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care||Website|
The next step is to become accredited by a national certifying body concordant with their specialty. Nurses who achieve a master's in science in Nebraska have four specialties from which to choose: Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, or Nurse Practitioner.
Due to Nebraska's participation in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) statute, nurse practitioners who achieve licensure in a state outside Nebraska are able to receive Nebraska licensure without re-examination.
Top Nurse Practitioner Programs in Nebraska
CCNE-accredited Creighton University offers the chance to practice in any of a number of specialty areas. Nurses can also seek unique options in cardiology or oncology sub-specialization.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
The University of Nebraska Medical Center boasts a hospital partner that is a magnet; it has many other clinical partnerships located around Nebraska and receives considerable grant funding. CCNE-accredited UNMC offers multiple tracks at the MSN level.
The Clarkson College program offers two of the more common specialties, family practice and adult-gerontology care, in an online format. Although taught at the master's level, the ACEN-accredited Clarkson puts a healthy focus on research. Students can expect to write a journal article during their education at the institution.
Nebraska Methodist College
Nebraska Methodist College offers CCNE-accredited online adult-gerontology and family nurse practitioner options.
Salary and Career Information for Nurse Practitioners in Nebraska
Education is followed by formal transition to practice. A newly-educated Nebraska nurse practitioner will accrue 2,000 hours of experience under a transition-to-practice agreement with a physician.
According to a 2017 supply and demand report, statewide APRN shortages are expected through 2025. The following regions were expected to be particularly hard hit: Northeast, Central, Omaha, and Lincoln.
Nebraska nurse practitioners will earn an average of $48.04 an hour in 2020 ($99,930 for those working 40-hour weeks year-round), per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.