University of Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska 68182
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN Program is an online advancement program for current registered nurses (RNs) with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Diploma in Nursing.
Some/much of this coursework may already be satisfied by your existing nursing degree. You first complete prerequisite courses — essential science and liberal arts courses — totaling 62 credits. Prerequisite courses are NOT offered by the UNMC College of Nursing. You may take them through the University of Nebraska (on campus or online/distance) or from any accredited community college, 4-year college or university.
Students are admitted once annually for August program start. Required nursing coursework consists of 24 credits (See RN to BSN plan of study below). Up to 42 credits will be awarded based on your prior nursing education/experience, thus satisfying the 66 total credits needed to complete your BSN degree.
Full time (1 year) or part-time (1.5 to 3 years) options are available.
BSN Program Details
The Traditional BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program requires completion of 124 total credits
Students are admitted once annually for August program start. Required nursing coursework consists of 62 credits over 4 semesters — 2 years, with no summer classes.
The Traditional BSN can be completed in 4 years — 2 years for prerequisite coursework and 2 years for nursing coursework.
You may proceed at your own pace. Depending on your available time and circumstances, prerequisite courses may be completed over a longer or shorter period. There are part-time options for UNMC nursing coursework.
MSN Program Details
Our MSN specialty tracks will increase your expertise, expand your skills and equip you with new credentials to advance your career.
Multiple specialty options enable you to pursue an advanced career:
• Nurse practitioner
• Clinical nurse specialist
• Nurse educator training
• Nurse leader/executive
• Path to doctoral researcher/educator/administrator
Eight specialty track choices:
• Acute Care or Adult Health NP/CNS
• Family NP
• Geriatric NP/CNS
• Nurse Leader/Executive
• Pediatric NP/CNS
• Psychiatric Mental Health NP/CNS
• Psychiatric Mental Health/Family NP (integrated)
• Women's Health NP/CNS
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Accelerated BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) is an intense 12-month program for well-qualified students with a bachelor's degree in another field.
Some/much of this coursework may already be satisfied by your existing bachelor's degree course of study. You first complete prerequisite courses totaling 62 credits. Prerequisite courses are NOT offered by the UNMC College of Nursing. You may take them through the University of Nebraska (on campus or online/distance) or from any accredited community college, 4-year college or university.
Students are admitted once annually for May program start. Required nursing coursework consists of 62 credits. Curriculum is predicated upon Traditional BSN plan of study, BSN learning structure and objectives progression but compresses the 2-year Traditional Program to 12 months, with key variations in class and clinical approach, as follows:
-one 13-week summer session
-two 16-week semesters (spring and fall)
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The DNP program is for nurses who:
-seek a terminal degree in nursing practice — including master's-prepared nurses in administration and informatics as well as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists and nurse-midwives who seek a higher credential.
-focus their professional goals on advanced clinical expertise, quality improvement, patient safety and health systems change.
-want to expand their career latitude, options and value to employers.
DNP graduates will have the education and applied research skills to:
-improve the delivery of health care and patient outcomes at all levels — bedside, unit, institution, local, state, regional, and national
-become clinical faculty in nursing education programs
-translate research findings generated by PhD prepared nurses and by other basic and clinical scientists into direct patient care for quality and safety improvements.
-provide leadership for practice change and health policy
-33 postmaster's credit hours.
-9 courses in College of Nursing and College of Public Health
-full or part-time options available.
-approximately 500 practice hours (depending on prior clinical practicum hours)