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Nebraska, known as the Cornhusker State, is ranked #16 in total number of CRNA Schools in the United States. It shares the #16 CRNA School ranking with Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia, and a few other States. Students at CNRA Schools in Nebraska appreciate the peaceful outdoor lover’s paradise and general stable way of life. Several Fortune 500 companies are located in the State including Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, ConAgra Foods, and Mutual of Omaha Insurance.
Located in the South United States, Nebraska is part of the RN Compact States agreement. This means RN nurses can move around freely and work within all 33 approved multi-license states. However, it’s important to note that there is no such APRN Compact for nurse anesthetists yet though this may change in the future.
Nurse Anesthetist Programs in Nebraska
There are only two CRNA Programs in Nebraska located in the cities of Omaha and Lincoln as shown below:
- Clarkson College CRNA, Omaha (Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice)
- Bryan College CRNA, Lincoln (Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice)
Both nurse anesthetist programs in Nebraska are DNP degrees. Master of Science in Nursing degrees are no longer offered in Nebraska. The Clarkson College CRNA is partnered and shares resources with Nebraska Medicine. The CRNA school prides itself on being the only nurse anesthesia program in Omaha, having close faculty to student ratios, and providing thorough rural and urban clinical practice opportunities.
Bryan College of Health Sciences is a college within a medical center that is affiliated with Nebraska Medical Center. The school is especially proud of their extensive clinical experience which covers specialty rotations with a 2-month and 1-month rotation in a community hospital. Rural anesthesia practice rotations are available as well. As of Year End 2020, there are 122 CRNA schools in the United States and 2.4 CRNA schools in each State on average. To compare, there are 13 CRNA schools in Pennsylvania and 9 CRNA schools in Florida. In addition, South Carolina and Tennessee both have 6 CRNA schools.
On the other hand, there are no CRNA programs at all in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska, and Hawaii. Oftentimes, the States with more CRNA schools tend to have more CRNA jobs as well. Unfortunately, the BLS does not publish the number of CRNA jobs in Nebraska.
CRNA Programs in Nebraska Acceptance Rate
The average acceptance rate for CRNA schools in Nebraska is 16%, which is significantly higher than the national acceptance rate of 26%. The reason for the low acceptance rate is especially due to the Clarkson College CRNA in Omaha. Clarkson College has only a 9% acceptance rate with 15 students accepted out of 175 qualified applicants. This is one of the most competitive nurse anesthetist programs in the country. Meanwhile, the Bryan College CRNA in Lincoln acceptance rate is 23% with a class size of 17 students with 75 qualified applicants applying.
Best CRNA Schools in Nebraska
Please see the list below for the best CRNA schools in Nebraska.
|Best CRNA School Ranking||All CRNA Schools||City||Degree Offered|
|79||Bryan College CRNA||Lincoln||DNAP|
|82||Clarkson College CRNA||Omaha||DNP|
Other Nebraska CRNA Information
Map of CRNA Schools by State
With only two CRNA schools in Nebraska, you may be interested in applying to CRNA programs nearby in other States. These may include:
- CRNA Schools in Minnesota
- MT: CRNA Schools in Montana
- CRNA Schools in Iowa
- CRNA Schools in South Dakota
The darker the blue color equivocates to more CRNA Schools in the State.
Tier 1 = 6 or more CRNA Schools
2nd Tier = 3 to 5 CRNA Schools
Tier 3 = 1 or 2 CRNA Schools
White means no CRNA schools in the State.
Data source: everythingCRNA
CRNA Salary in Nebraska
Since you’re reading about CRNA Schools in Nebraska, we thought you might be interested in learning about the CRNA Salary in Nebraska if you’re going to work in the State. Be sure to also check out our CRNA Salary Guide and CRNA Starting Salary if you’re still a student or if you’re wondering how much a fresh CRNA can make right out of nurse anesthesia school. Different States have different demand and supply economics of nurse anesthetists, so my advice is to be sure to read up on different states to see which ones fit you best.
Nurse Anesthetist Schools in NE Conclusion
In conclusion, if you are interested in studying at CRNA Schools in Nebraska, there are two programs, Clarkson College CRNA and Bryan College CRNA. As there are not many CRNA programs in NE, I also recommend CRNA applicants also apply to CRNA Schools in Minnesota, Montana, Iowa and South Dakota. Pursuing a CRNA program in Nebraska may also make sense if you plan on staying within the State after graduation. This is because it is common that a SRNA nurse can find nurse anesthetist jobs within the same State easier than students from out of State upon finishing school.
Do you have any idea why the acceptance rate of Clarkson College is so much lower than Bryan College? Please let us know any thoughts or experiences with the CRNA programs in Nebraska or their graduates. Click on the image gallery below for nurse anesthetist programs in NE.
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