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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

  • Nursing Degree Programs from Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing & Health Care Professions
  • Degree Variety: GCU offers a full-spectrum of nursing programs including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as post-master’s certificates.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (
  • GCU provides a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Depending on the degree you choose, you could take online, evening, or on-campus classes. Speak with an enrollment counselor to discuss your options!


  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Online MBA program ranked 6th in the USA by CEO magazine.
  • In a university-sponsored survey, 4 out of 5 alumni reported being satisfied with their experience.
  • #1 Online School for military veterans according to Military Times.
  • 75,000+ graduates across all industries offer extensive networking opportunities.
  • My Unique Student Experience (M.U.S.E.) lets students watch, view, read, or hear content.
  • Smartphone app available for on-the-go learning.


  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN-to-BSN, Master of Science in Nursing, and more.
  • Experienced faculty members provide a practical knowledge of patient care, treatments, and research in the field of nursing.
  • Courses designed to keep students up to date with the latest advances in medical technology.
  • Online and on-campus programs have flexible schedules, designed for working professionals.


  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.



  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
  • PhD - Addictions
  • PhD - Gerontology
  • And more...

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, nonprofit university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. The online programs connect students to a dynamic community of devoted educators, accessible research, and a dedicated support team.


  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Earn your Master's degree online from a prestigious and innovative university. Norwich University offers programs in Justice Administration, Civil Engineering, Military History, Business Administration, Diplomacy, and more.


  • Master of Science in Nursing Online


IBMC College

IBMC College offers life-changing, accelerated career training for adult learners. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, starting a new career or an individual looking to make a change, we can help you get started training for a new, rewarding career in 19 months or less, when following the prescribed coursework!


  • Associate-Medical Assisting
  • Diploma-Medical Assisting
Locations: Cheyenne

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.  Maryville University students may choose from 75+ academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.


  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.


  • Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs. With three different ways to learn, you can choose the format that works best for you:

  • Study wherever you have an Internet connection, because almost all of our courses are 100% online, or
  • Take campus-based classes(with day and evening options available), or
  • Combine campus learning with online classes (blended).


  • Diploma: Practical Nursing
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing : Nurse Informatics
  • And more...
Locations: Omaha

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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