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LPN Schools in NebraskaIf you are an aspiring student of LPN training in Nebraska you have come to the right place! See what we are talking about below with our free resources. We show the process to Nebraska LPN certification in detail and simplicity. It is critical to know that the state of Nebraska is part of the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC). This allow a license holder from any member state to cross state lines and work in any other member state if the 11 requirements are met. Most healthcare careers are growing in Nebraska and practical nursing is among that growth, so follow our steps below and get going!

How to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Nebraska

To become an LPN in Nebraska, you will need to complete the steps we lay out below. It starts with needing to complete a Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services authorized training course, pass the NCLEX-PN and get your LPN license in Nebraska. Once you do this you will be on your way to starting your career!

Find Top Practical Nursing Programs in Nebraska

Meet Admission Requirements for Nebraska LPN Training

When you are looking at enrolling in to LPN schools in Nebraska, you will need to meet each schools respective enrollment requirements. In most cases the main requirement is having a high school diploma or GED equivalent, passing a background check, current immunizations and proof of personal liability insurance.

Choose credential you would like to pursue

In Nebraska, you can get an associates degree in practical nursing or get a certificate/diploma in practical nursing. For more details about each LPN credential in NE, see our resource at the link here, we get in to the details. If a career as a registered nurse interests you in the future after becoming a LPN, make sure you look at getting your degree early to make the transition smoother.

Complete Licensed Practical Nurse Training

LPN training programs in Nebraska are required to be approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). We recommend an easy and simple process to selecting the right program in practical nursing in Nebraska. Think of all the factors of your education that mean the most to you (location or cost for example) and then sort all the accredited LPN programs in the state by those factors. Once you do this the best schools will show themselves to you. Make sure to look at some of the accredited options for LPN classes online too!

Approved Licensed Practical Nurse schools in Nebraska

The list below will is all the Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services accredited LPN schools in Nebraska.

Central Community College
3134 West Highway 34 PO Box 4903
Grand Island, NE 68803-4903
Pam Bales – Associate Dean
(308) 398-7455 ext 7567
(308) 389-6398 (fax)
The Columbus Campus, Grand Island Campus, Kearney Center campuses have LPN training that will give associate degrees and diplomas depending on the program they choose.

College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha, NE 68106
Mindy Barna Director, PN Program
(402) 399-2437
(402) 399-2360 (fax)
The College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The practical nursing program also has Nebraska State Board of Nursing approval. For students to get their practical nursing certificate, they will have to take 35 credit hours of major program courses and 7 credit hours of supporting courses.

Metropolitan Community College
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave
Omaha, NE 68107
Nancy Pares Director
(402) 738-4787
(402) 738-4552 fax
Metropolitan Community College’s LPN course is a 1 year certificate program that combines classroom training, laboratory training and clinical training to prep you to care for patients in a multitude of settings.

Mid-Plains Community College
601 West State Farm Rd.
North Platte, NE 69101
Kathy Harrison Director
(308) 221-6408
(302) 221-6796 fax
Mid-Plains Community College’s LPN training program is a concept-based curriculum that uses state-of-the-art simulations for improved program outcomes. Clinical sites are at local hospitals, long term care facilities and other community clinics.

Northeast Community College
801 East Benjamin Avenue PO Box 469
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
Dr. Karen Weidner Director
(402) 844-7330
The Northeast Community College has a wonderful and robust LPN training program. The LPN course is approved by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Southeast Community College
8800 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68520
Kristen Ruiz (Beatrice) Program Chair Program Chair
(402) 437-2765 800-233-5027
(402) 437-2404 (fax) 402-228-8264
The LPN program at Southeast Community College is a 2 semester diploma program.

Western Nebraska Community College
1601 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1899
Becky Kautz Director
(308) 635-6060
(308) 630-6534 (fax)
Western Nebraska Community College has a LPN program that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for the Education in Nursing (ACEN).


In Nebraska, you are legally required to pass the nationally-recognized NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed as a LPN in the Cornhusker State. The NCLEX-PN is given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Tests are given at testing centers across Nebraska. Your respective program will advise you on where you can take the exam and what you will need to do.

Practical Nurse Salary in Nebraska

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a 15% growth in the State of Nebraska. Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, and Hastings are the cities that should see much of the new LPN jobs in the near future in Nebraska. See wage data from for Nebraska by region and county below.
LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IAHourly$16.03$20.48$25.86
Northeastern NebraskaHourly$15.67$19.49$24.09
Southeastern NebraskaHourly$15.61$19.06$23.68
Lincoln, NEHourly$15.59$19.05$23.69
Western NebraskaHourly$14.87$18.78$23.67
Central NebraskaHourly$15.08$18.63$23.63
Sioux City, IA-NE-SDHourly$15.72$18.02$22.45