Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has five nurse practitioner schools within its city limits. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, the highest ranked school in the city with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 672. It is the 1082nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Nurse Practitioner students from Omaha schools who go on to become nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary.
Of the 5 nurse practitioner schools in Omaha, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health as the lowest, reported at only $15,174/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|