Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has five practical nursing schools within its city limits. Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health, the highest ranked school in the city with a practical nursing 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).
Practical Nursing students from Omaha schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. 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. In fact, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,930 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $38,660. Registered nurses in this area earn $57,740/yr and there are 10,120 employed.
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. Thus, about 22.373 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by registered nurses, and 4.265/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 5 practical nursing 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 practical nursing 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|