Start your nursing career as a Practical Nurse with a one year training program

Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Nebraska (NE)

A hospital is like an organ system in which every organ or department is responsible for a different function which benefits the entire organ system and body as a whole (the hospital). Many people falsely believe that the person that draws your blood, take your vitals before the doctor comes, and gives your flu shot is the nurse. However, that is not the case; traditionally nurses used to be the ones to perform those functions but now there are other health care providers who perform those functions. A phlebotomist may draw your blood and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) may administer your flu shot. An LPN is a health care provider who takes care of patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The training and requirements for LPN’s vary by state, but in Nebraska you must attend an accredited school for training and pass the NCLEX-PN licensing examination.

LPN training may take anywhere from one to two years to complete. Depending on the state where you live and intend to practice, the requirements for admittance into an LPN program will differ. In Nebraska students must hold a high school diploma or equivalent degree as a prerequisite for entrance into an LPN training course. If you enroll in an LPN program at a college you would be required to take basic college level courses in English, Math, Natural Science, and the Humanities in addition to your LPN training courses. An LPN is trained in taking vitals, bedside manners, CPR, drawing blood, giving injections, and almost anything a registered nurse is trained in. After you have successfully passed the training class you will need to pass the NCLEX-PN test to obtain your LPN certification in Nebraska.

Employment in your chosen field is never guaranteed but according to the Department of Health, careers in health care are growing rapidly. There will always be a need for health care providers because people will always get sick and/or injured. Many hospitals elect to hire LPNs because they are cheaper than RNs so you might have a better chance of gaining employment.

If you are a caring person who wants to help people a career as an LPN may be right for you. As an LPN you do have to be supervised by a doctor or nurse. If for any reason you wish to upgrade to become a Registered Nurse (RN) there are LPN to RN programs available.

LPN Training Programs in Nebraska

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List of LPN Schools in Nebraska (NE)

Complete list of Nebraska schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

Central Community College (CCC) Practical Nursing Program

3134 West Highway 34
PO Box 4903
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 398-7455 ext 7567

CCC Practical Nursing Program – Kearney Campus

3519 Second Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 338-4000

CCC Practical Nursing Program – Platte Campus

4500 63rd Street
PO Box 1027
Columbus, NE 68602
(402) 562-1266

Clarkson College

101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-6118

College of Saint Mary Practical Nursing Program

7000 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 399-2437

Kaplan University – Lincoln Campus Practical Nursing Program

1821 K Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-5315

Kaplan University – Omaha Campus Practical Nursing Program

5424 North 103rd. Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 572-8500

Metropolitan Community College Practical Nursing Program

PO Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 457-2666

Mid-Plains Community College Practical Nursing Program

1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 535-3623

Northeast Community College Practical Nursing Program

801 East Benjamin Avenue
PO Box 469
Norfolk, NE 68702
(402) 844-7330

Southeast Community College – Beatrice Campus Practical Nursing Program

4771 W. Scott Rd
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 228-3468 ext 264

Southeast Community College – Lincoln Campus Practical Nursing Program

8800 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68520
(402) 437-2765

Western Nebraska Community College Alliance Campus Practical Nursing Program

1750 Sweetwater, Suite 102
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 763-2000

Western Nebraska Community College – Scottsbluff Campus Practical Nursing Program

1601 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 635-3606 ext 6060

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