CNA Programs in Nebraska

A ranking of some state-approved CNA programs in Nebraska, including details about the average CNA salary in Nebraska, the career outlook, and more, is provided.
CNA Programs in Nebraska

Are you looking for a career that allows you to help the sick, the injured and the elderly in Nebraska? Do you want to start earning money as soon as possible? If you answered "yes" to both those questions, you should definitely consider enrolling in a Certified Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide (CNA) training program.

Requirements to Become a CNA in Nebraska

In Nebraska, you must complete a minimum of 75 hours of training approved by the state of Nebraska or a 21-hour basic resident care course for intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled.

You must successfully complete one hour of Nebraska-specific abuse/neglect/misappropriation training. You must also successfully pass a state-approved written/oral exam and clinical/skills competency exam.

You must also pass a criminal background check and be at least 16 years of age.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Nebraska

There are many terrific schools that offer approved CNA programs in Nebraska. Listed below are some of the most popular facilities in the state:

  1. Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

    15710 US-385, Chadron, NE 69337 (308) 432-3316
  2. Central Community College

    4500 63rd St, Columbus, NE 68601 (402) 564-7132
  3. Central Community College

    3134 US-34, Grand Island, NE 68801 (308) 398-4222
  4. Central Community College

    550 S Technical Blvd, Hastings, NE 68901 (402) 463-9811
  5. Central Community College

    1215 30th Ave, Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 338-4000
  6. Bryan College of Health Sciences

    1535 S 52nd St, Lincoln, NE 68506 (402) 481-3801
  7. Southeast Community College

    8800 O St, Lincoln, NE 68520 (402) 471-3333
  8. Nebraska Indian Community College

    1111 US-75, Macy, NE 68039 (402) 494-2311
  9. McCook Community College

    1205 E 3rd St, McCook, NE 69001 (308) 345-8100
  10. Northeast Community College

    801 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 371-2020
  11. Mid Plains Community College

    601 W State Farm Rd, North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-3600
  12. Clarkson College

    101 S 42nd St, Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 552-3100
  13. Creighton University

    2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178 (402) 280-2700
  14. Metropolitan Community College

    5300 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68111 (800) 228-9553
  15. Nebraska Methodist College

    720 N 87th St, Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 354-7000
  16. Western Nebraska Community College

    1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, NE 69361 (308) 635-3606

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Nebraska

CNAs are in demand in Nebraska. Overall employment of CNAs in the state is expected to increase by 6.8% from 2018 to 2028. You can earn a median salary of $35,020 per year if you choose this career in Nebraska.

Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Nebraska below to get a detailed picture.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA6,840$17.5$35,920
Grand Island, NE570$16.9$35,440
Lincoln, NE2,220$16.5$32,200

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Nebraska, you can contact the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health - Licensure Unit, Office of Nursing Support at:

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