Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in Nebraska
There are 18 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in Nebraska in our online directory, with 7 programs being CCNE accredited, and 5 programs being ACEN accredited. 39% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.
Online MSN Programs in Nebraska
A nurse who wishes to advance to the nurse practitioner level will complete an accredited graduate program. State code mandates that programs include biological, health, and behavioral sciences that are specifically related to the clinical area in which the NP will be practicing.
State code further mandates that the program include discrete courses in pharmacology, assessment, and physiology; this has also been noted in the standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Nebraska boasts three online CCNE-accredited nurse practitioner programs. The state also has one online nurse practitioner program accredited by the ACEN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Nursing Licensure in Nebraska
Advanced Practicing Nurses must begin their career like all nurses. They must first attend and complete a program recognized by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to achieve a Registered Nurse license. This allows essential nursing practice in Nebraska.
Nebraska then mandates that all registered nurses continue their education with CEU requirements due on their bi-yearly license expiration date. They must complete twenty contact hours during that time, ten of which must be formally approved. Up to four hours may consist of CPR or BLS courses.
Nebraska’s advanced practice nurses have their choice of practice in one of the following specialist positions:
- Certified Nurse Midwife (APRN-CNM): Practice occurs under the provisions of a practice agreement with a physician including attendance at childbirth; prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care; normal obstetrical and gynecological services for women; and care for the newborn immediately following birth. These nurses are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (APRN-CNS): Practice includes health promotion, health supervision, illness prevention, and disease management, including assessing patients, synthesizing and analyzing data. The CNS conducts and applies research, advocates, serves as an agent of change, engages in systems management, and assesses and intervenes in complex health care problems most commonly for chronically ill and acute care patient populations. These nurses are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (APRN-CRNA): Practice is the performance and assistance with any act involving the administration of medication and monitoring of the patient for anesthesia and alleviation of pain. These nurses are certified by the National Board of Certification and Re-Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRCNA).
- Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP): Practice means health promotion, health supervision illness prevention and diagnosis, treatment, and management of common health problems and acute and chronic conditions. Nurse practitioners assess patients and prescribe diagnostic tests, medication and treatments in primary care or specialty practice. They are certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Nurse practitioners already certified by these governing bodies are fortunate that Nebraska is a participating member of the national Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) statute, allowing them to simply apply for and receive identical nurse licensure from a state if already certified in a participating one. They are then required to participate in Nebraska’s continuing education requirements identically to all other current Nebraskan advance practitioners: forty contact hours in their specialty area every two years, including ten hours dedicated specifically to the area of pharmacotherapeutics.
All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in Nebraska
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator - School of Nursing
- Bryan College of Health Sciences offers nurses a Nurse Educator program for teaching and leadership positions. Course work is completed 75% on-line and 25% in a classroom.
- Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner - College of Nursing
- Clarkson College offers a Master in Family Nurse Practitioner program which prepares nurses to provide primary health care to families and individuals of all ages. The program course work is offered online, and required minimal on-campus visits.
- Master of Science in Nursing: Health Care Administration - School of Nursing
- The Nursing Health Care Administration program at Clarkson College is for those interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. the MSN program is offered entirely online.
- Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education - College of Nursing
- The MSN program in Nursing Education at Clarkson College prepares students for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is completed entirely online.
- Master of Science in Nursing
- The Master of Science in Nursing program at CSM offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is accredited by the ACEN and offers a concentration in healthcare education.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
- The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Creighton’s College of Nursing offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program focuses on skills to become nurse leaders and educators in healthcare systems or academic settings.
- Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Systems Administration
- Creighton University offers nurses the Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Systems Administration program for those who desire a role as clinical systems administrators. The program is accredited by the CCNE and can be completed in 45-49 credit hours.
- MSN - Nurse Executive - Department of Nursing
- The Nurse Executive program at Nebraska Methodist graduates nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. The program is accredited by CCNE and is completed online.
- MSN - Nurse Educator
- The Nurse Educator program at Nebraska Methodist prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is accredited by the CCNE and is completed online.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Division of Nursing & Health Sciences
- The Master of Nursing program at Nebraska Wesleyan assists nurses to develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program is accredited and offers specializations in nurse as educator and nurse as leader and manager.
- MSN in Nursing Administration
- Nebraska Wesleyan offers a Master in Nursing Administration program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited.
- MSN - School of Nursing
- The MSN program at University of Nebraska Medical Center prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the health care system. The program offers specialties in Family NP, Nurse Leader/Executive, Psychiatric Mental Health NP, and more.