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If you're travelling across the Midwest and enter into a territory of vast plains, then chances are, you're in Nebraska. The Cornhusker State is home to the Dissected Till Plains, which is an area filled with rolling hills carved out by retreating Ice Age glaciers. The Great Plains also run through the state, providing residents with ideal grounds for agriculture and ranching. In fact, these industries are the most prosperous in Nebraska, especially in the production of beef, corn, and soybeans. Another fascinating fact is that the state is the birthplace of an iconic childhood summertime drink staple – Kool-Aid. To celebrate this fun history, the city of Hastings – where the sugary beverage was born – throws a big three-day celebration called "Kool-Aid Days" every August.

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However, do not think that Nebraska is just full of Kool-Aid sipping ranch hands. The Cornhusker State also boasts some good opportunities for nurses looking to work in a more rural healthcare setting. The best nursing opportunities can be found in the more populated and metropolitan places of the state, particularly in Omaha and the surrounding area. To become a registered nurse (RN) in Nebraska, one must obtain a diploma, associate, or bachelor's degree from an approved nursing program. Then, prospective nurses must also successfully complete the NCLEX-RN examination to obtain a nursing license. Those who are looking to become an RN by endorsement must have an education from an approved nursing program, have proof of their age and citizenship, be currently licensed and employed in another jurisdiction, complete the NCLEX-RN examination, and either have graduated from the nursing program within the past two years, have at least 500 hours of nursing practice within the past five years, or have completed a review nursing course within the past five years.

School Name:BryanLGH College of Health Sciences

Address:5035 Everett, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-1299

Contact:(402) 481-3801

Website:www.bryanlghcollege.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:7 to 1

School Name:Central Community College

Address:3134 West Hwy 34, Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-4903

Contact:(308) 398-4222

Website:www.cccneb.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1

School Name:Clarkson College

Address:101 S 42nd St, Omaha, Nebraska 68131-2739

Contact:(402) 552-3100

Website:www.clarksoncollege.edu/

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1

School Name:College of Saint Mary

Address:7000 Mercy Rd., Omaha, Nebraska 68106

Contact:(402) 399-2400

Website:WWW.CSM.EDU

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1

School Name:Creighton University

Address:2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska 68178

Contact:(402) 280-2700

Website:www.creighton.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

School Name:Grace University

Address:1311 S 9th St, Omaha, Nebraska 68108-3629

Contact:(402) 449-2800

Website:www.GraceUniversity.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1

School Name:Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

Address:1821 K St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68501-2826

Contact:(402) 474-5315

Website:www.kucampus.edu/kucampusPortal/kucampusCampuses/Nebraska/Lincoln/

Type of School:4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1

School Name:Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

Address:5417 N. 103rd St., Omaha, Nebraska 68134-1002

Contact:(402) 572-8500

Website:www.kucampus.edu/kucampusPortal/kucampusCampuses/Nebraska/Omaha/

Type of School:4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1

School Name:Metropolitan Community College Area

Address:30 & Fort Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610

Contact:(402) 457-2400

Website:www.mccneb.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1

School Name:Midland Lutheran College

Address:900 N. Clarkson, Fremont, Nebraska 68025

Contact:(402) 721-6394

Website:www.MLC.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

School Name:Mid-Plains Community College

Address:1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte, Nebraska 69101

Contact:(800) 658-4308

Website:www.mpcc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1

School Name:Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Address:720 North 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114-2852

Contact:(402) 354-7000

Website:www.methodistcollege.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1

School Name:Nebraska Wesleyan University

Address:5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln, Nebraska 68504-2794

Contact:(402) 466-2371

Website:www.nebrwesleyan.edu/

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

School Name:Northeast Community College

Address:801 E Benjamin, Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469

Contact:(402) 371-2020

Website:www.northeast.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1

School Name:Southeast Community College Area

Address:301south 68th Street Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510-2449

Contact:(402) 471-3333

Website:www.southeast.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1

School Name:Union College

Address:3800 S 48th, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

Contact:(402) 486-2600

Website:www.ucollege.edu

Type of School:4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:Associate's degree;Bachelor's degree;Master's degree

Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

School Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center

Address:987815 Nebraska Medical Ctr, Omaha, Nebraska 68198-7815

Contact:(402) 559-3937

Website:www.unmc.edu

Type of School:4-year, Public

Programs Offered:Bachelor's degree;Postbaccalaureate certificate;Master's degree;Post-master's certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:3 to 1

School Name:Western Nebraska Community College

Address:1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899

Contact:(308) 635-3606

Website:www.wncc.edu

Type of School:2-year, Public

Programs Offered:Less than one year certificate;One but less than two years certificate;Associate's degree;Two but less than 4 years certificate

Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1

Source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/