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Nebraska is located in the American Midwest, bordering South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, across the Missouri River; southern Kansas; Colorado to the southwest and Wyoming to the west. The state consists of 93 counties divided into two territorial areas: Eastern Nebraska and Western Nebraska.

Nebraska’s history is marked by numerous migrations and Native American tribes. Sioux, Quaapo, Arapaho, Assiniboine, and Arikara historians occupied the state at some point.

In 1803, when Lewis and Clark began exploring Nebraska to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, they discovered territory occupied by the Omaha, Oto, and Missouri tribes. By 1800, Native American migration to Nebraska came to a halt due to flooding in the region of white settlers. The first European to explore the region was Pedro Vial in 1796, and prior to 1854, treaties with local tribes permitted the settlement of northern Nebraska. Also in 1854, Nebraska Territory was created after Congress separated the land from the Iowa and Missouri territories.

The Homestead Act, passed by President Lincoln, allowed European settlers to reclaim their land in Nebraska at virtually no cost, greatly increasing Nebraska’s population. Within a generation, immigrants made up nearly half of the state’s population.

Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867. In the 1920s and 1930s, several major land booms created towns in western Nebraska that still exist today. Nebraska’s history is also marked by its pivotal role in the westward expansion of the United States.

Nebraska is the central point for riders to leave the trail to pick up fresh horses or take an airboat ride east of the Missouri River. Nebraska borders South Dakota; Iowa; Missouri; Kansas; Colorado and Wyoming. The state has 93 counties with several townships, extinct counties, and census tracts, and seven Indian reservations with limited sovereignty within the state’s borders.

Top RN Schools


1. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Nursing, located in Omaha, is among the very few in the nation to offer a five-year baccalaureate nursing program. The U.S. Health Services & Resources Administration recently awarded the nursing school a $2.6 million grant to complete an education model that aims to improve primary health care throughout Nebraska. Students at the college can focus their studies on clinical practice, research, nursing education, or health policy; this is the nursing school in NE you'll want to attend if your ambition is to become a leader in your field.

2. Creighton University, Omaha

The College of Nursing at Creighton University is one of two Nebraska nursing programs affiliated with the Catholic Church. Creighton University was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1878 and is open to students of all religious denominations but focuses on the Jesuit principles that guide the university’s approach to health care. The holistic approach to health care taught at Creighton includes social justice as a key value, and students have the opportunity to work closely with projects such as Project Homeless Connect, which provides health care services and dental treatment to Omaha’s transient population. A newly renovated simulation lab equipped with IV pumps, other medical equipment, and high-fidelity manikins allows nursing students to hone clinical skills such as IV insertion, urinary catheterization, and patient assessments.

3. Nebraska Methodist College, Omaha

Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha offers a broad selection of nursing degree programs, including degrees in respiratory therapy and imaging science. The College was founded as a nursing diploma training school in 1891; in the years since then, it has been recognized as a military-friendly school for veterans and their spouses. Nursing classrooms are located in the state-of-the-art Riley-Leinart Center and the 75,000-square-foot Clark Center. The Nursing Arts Center, which is housed in the Riley-Leinart Center, has 13 hospital beds equipped with patient monitors, oxygen dispensers, and suction devices as well as an electronic medication dispensing machine. Students practice bedside techniques on high-fidelity manikins so that they can grow confident in their clinical skills before they begin working with actual patients.

4. Clarkson College, Omaha

Clarkson College is one of the few nursing colleges in Nebraska that specialized in nursing right from the start. In 1888, Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital opened the first nursing program in the Cornhusker State, and that program eventually became Clarkson College. The college is affiliated with the Episcopal Church though it’s open to students of all faiths. In addition to nursing, the college also offers degrees in radiography, medical imaging, health care business and administration, and health information management. While it’s not overtly grounded in religious values, the nursing education you’ll receive here puts a high premium on dedication, accountability, compassion, and high ethical standards.

5. Bryan College of Health Sciences, Lincoln

About Bryan College of Health Sciences: The college is affiliated with Bryan Health, the nonprofit health care provider in Lincoln that also operates an acute care hospital, a cardiac institute, several outpatient clinics, and a physician network. Established in 1922 after prominent Nebraska politician and orator William Jennings Bryan left his estate to the United Methodist Church for the purpose of establishing a hospital, the college also offers training to respiratory therapists, nursing assistants, and phlebotomists.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/nebraska/

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