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Nursing in Nebraska

Nebraska is in the Great Plains of the United States. The state is mostly treeless fields that are suitable for cattle-grazing and farming. Nebraska is a major producer of beef, pork, soybeans and corn. The state is predominately rural and the largest city is Omaha with a population of just over 400 thousand. Nebraska’s population density ranking is 43rd of the 50 states.

Nebraska Nursing Jobs Outlook

There is currently a nursing shortage in Nebraska and The University of Nebraska Medical Center foresees that the nursing shortage will continue many years. Not only are nursing graduates able to negotiate attractive wages, but they are also obtaining flexible work schedules that allow them to work hours that accommodate their family and personal lives.

Nebraska-based Aid to Education

There are a number of programs set up to provide financial aid specifically to nursing students in Nebraska: Nebraska Legion Auxiliary Licensed Practical Nursing Scholarships, Nebraska Legion Auxiliary Nurse’s Gift Tuition Scholarships and Bill and Mary Russell Health Care Scholarship. There are also scholarship programs that are set up for nursing students who are residents of specific counties in Nebraska. Check with the nursing school for information on these programs, federal financial aid programs and financial aid plans that the school may have for nursing students.

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