DNP Programs in Nebraska

Individuals seeking to complete a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nebraska have a few schools to choose from, as well as several options for DNP focus areas. Students may be admitted with a bachelor's degree and can gain practical and leadership skills for advanced nursing careers. Read more below.

Clarkson College

Clarkson College has a DNP program for those who hold a BSN and/or those with a master's degree that prepares students for positions such as faculty members, APRNs, medical directors, and more. Students who already hold a qualifying master's degree will be required to complete 28 credit hours, while those entering the program with a BSN will have a 40-credit-hour curriculum.

Creighton University

Creighton University offers a hybrid DNP program with curriculum components offered both on site and online, which gives students flexibility for course completion. The DNP program is available as a post-master's track or a BSN-to-DNP track, and it allows students to choose a focus area within their DNP (such as family nurse practitioner or psychiatric health).

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

Nebraska Methodist College offers an evidence-based DNP program that prepares nurses for leadership and advanced practice positions. The program is available to those with a master's degree or a bachelor's degree, and it offers specialization options such as family or public health.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a Ph.D. program for nurses who are interested in leadership and academic roles, as well as a DNP program for those who wish work in practice and/or leadership. Both programs can be entered into with a BSN and a GPA of 3.0-3.4 or higher, depending on the program selected and highest degree earned.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)*
Clarkson College DNP $10,764
Creighton University DNP $15,660
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health DNP $12,727
University of Nebraska Medical Center DNP
Ph.D.
$8,721 in-state, $24,975 out-of-state

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Admittance Requirements for DNP Programs in Nebraska

All programs listed above require at least a BSN and most have specific GPA requirements. Some programs may require those entering with only a bachelor's degree to submit GRE scores, unless the undergraduate GPA is above a certain level. Although each program's requirements vary based on previous degree earned and intended program focus, programs may also require applicants to submit some of the following items:

  • Personal statement or essay
  • Resume
  • Professional references
  • Proof of nursing licensure

What Can You Do with a DNP in Nebraska?

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners provide care either with other healthcare providers or independently as primary care providers. Nurse practitioners utilize advanced nursing knowledge and skills from their education and work experience to ensure the best qualify of care for their patients. Nurse practitioners may work in specific areas or with certain populations, such as pediatrics, and they may benefit from completing a DNP program with that specialization.

Postsecondary Teacher

Nurses with a DNP may be able to teach at some colleges and universities. By completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice, candidates have current, extensive, and applicable knowledge and skills pertaining to nursing, healthcare, and leadership. As a graduate, individuals can take what they've learned and apply methods of instruction that were most effective within their own learning, and share that knowledge to their students. Postsecondary teachers are responsible for creating lessons, teaching classes online and/or on site, as well as grading and advising students to ensure that topics covered are understood.

Medical and Health Service Manager

Medical and health services managers coordinate and direct healthcare services. These managers might oversee specific departments or clinical areas, small practices, or entire facilities. A DNP graduate may find opportunity for managing nursing departments, or even practices, if they are found to have sufficient experience and educational training. A DNP program not only gives students the skills to practice nursing, it also develops their leadership capabilities, especially if a student focuses in a leadership content area.

Job Title Median Salary (2018)* Estimated Job Growth (2018-2028)*
Nurse Practitioner $107,030 28%
Postsecondary Teacher (Nursing) $73,49020%
Medical and Health Services Manager $99,730 18%

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

DNP programs in Nebraska are available at four schools, and they take around three years to complete. Graduates should possess a comprehensive understanding of nursing, healthcare, ethics, and other topics that may be fundamental in their future positions.

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