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If 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!

Find Top Practical Nursing Programs in Nebraska

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!

The steps necessary to become a LPN in Nebraska

The process for becoming a practical nurse in Nebraska is summarized below.

Step 1 – Complete the minimum 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. They may differ but will in most situations they are similar. Make sure you check what each school requirements are before selecting your program of choice.

Step 2 – Choose the kind of 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 in the future.

Step 3 – Sign up for an approved Licensed Practical Nurse Class in Nebraska

LPN training programs in Nebraska are required to be approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). WE shpw you all the accredited schools that you can choose from below.

Comparing LPN schools in Nebraska

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 fr 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)
Continual NONE

College of Saint Mary
7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha, NE 68106
Mindy Barna
Director, PN Program
(402) 399-2437
(402) 399-2360 (fax)
Continual NONE

Metropolitan Community College
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave
Omaha, NE 68107
Nancy Pares
(402) 738-4787
(402) 738-4552 fax
Continual ACEN

Mid-Plains Community College
601 West State Farm Rd.
North Platte, NE 69101
Kathy Harrison
(308) 221-6408
(302) 221-6796 fax
Continual NONE

Northeast Community College
801 East Benjamin Avenue
PO Box 469
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
Dr. Karen Weidner
(402) 844-7330
Continual 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
Continual NONE

Western Nebraska Community College
1601 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1899
Becky Kautz
(308) 635-6060
(308) 630-6534 (fax)
Continual ACEN

The Air Force BMTCP 4N051 (5 Skill
Level) is comparable to a standard
LPN/VN program approved by BONs.
Approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing 8/10/17

Step 4 – Sign up for and Take the NCLEX-PN exam in Nebraska

In Nebraska, you are legally required to pass the nationally-recognized NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed as a LPN in the Cornhusker State. Detailed here are the subjects that are typically included on the NCLEX-PN, the percentage of the examination that each constitutes, what to do to properly prep for the test and much more!

Step 5 – Pass the NCLEX-PN and get Going on Your LPN Career in Nebraska

Pass the NCLEX-PN in Nebraska and you are just on cusp of becoming a working practical nurse in Nebraska.

Practical Nurse salary in Nebraska

The demand for licensed practical or vocational nurses is at historic levels in Nebraska, throughout 2026 the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 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. To view wage data from for Nebraska by region and county, check out the data below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSAHourly$16.03$20.48$25.86
Northeastern Nebraska BOSHourly$15.67$19.49$24.09
Southeastern Nebraska BOSHourly$15.61$19.06$23.68
Lincoln, NE MSAHourly$15.59$19.05$23.69
Western Nebraska BOSHourly$14.87$18.78$23.67
Central Nebraska BOSHourly$15.08$18.63$23.63
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSAHourly$15.72$18.02$22.45

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