Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), also referred to nurse's aides or nurse assistants, are healthcare workers who assist patients with activities of daily living such as feeding, hygiene, and mobility. They check vital signs, monitor intake and output, and report to the nursing staff. They are invaluable in the healthcare setting as they are often the eyes and ears of nursing staff.

In Nebraska, the need for certified nursing assistants is expected to increase by 12% until 2026. As the demand for healthcare services continues to increase, so does the demand for healthcare workers- including CNAs. The median salary for certified nurse assistants in Nebraska is currently $28,280.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Nebraska

Prospective nurse assistant students must first complete a CNA training program approved by the state of Nebraska, complete the certification exam, and then become registered. For details on admission requirements for CNA programs, please visit our CNA programs admissions page.

Nebraska residents who are interested in becoming a certified nurse assistant may not know where to start when researching schools. The following are starting points to help select a program that is right for their needs.

  • Program Length: The amount of time it takes to complete a CNA program is dependent on the school. In Nebraska, a 75-hour nurse assistant course is required along with a one-hour abuse/neglect/misappropriation training course. Many of the programs require full-time commitment.
  • Program Cost: The cost to attend a nurse assistant program in Nebraska can vary between schools, but averages around $400 for the course. Books and supplies are often included. Students are encouraged to check the cost of each school of interest before enrolling. Some colleges even offer financial aid.
  • Online/In-Person Options: There are online hybrid programs available to prospective CNA students. However, students must ensure the program is accredited in the state of Nebraska and fulfills the required hands-on portion of the program. Much of the classroom portion can be completed online, but in-person, didactic, hands-on training is also required. The hybrid learning format allows students to learn at their own pace, continue to work their current job, and meet the needs of their family all while gaining new skills as a nurse assistant.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Nebraska

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Nebraska, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Albion, NE

SchoolContact Information
Good Samaritan Society - Albion
CNA Programs
1222 S 7th St
Albion, NE 68620
(402) 395-5050

Arapahoe, NE

SchoolContact Information
Good Samaritan Society - Arapahoe
CNA Programs
601 Main St
Arapahoe, NE 68922
(308) 962-5230

Beatrice, NE

SchoolContact Information
Good Samaritan Society - Beatrice
CNA Programs
401 S 22nd St
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 228-3304

Chadron, NE

SchoolContact Information
Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
CNA Programs
15710 US-385
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-3316

Columbus, NE

SchoolContact Information
Central Community College
CNA Programs
North Education Center, 4500 63rd St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-7132

Grand Island, NE

SchoolContact Information
Central Community College - Grand Island
CNA Programs
3134 US-34
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 398-4222

Hastings, NE

SchoolContact Information
Central Community College - Hastings
CNA Programs
550 S Technical Blvd
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 463-9811

Kearney, NE

SchoolContact Information
Central Community College - Kearney Center
CNA Programs
1215 30th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 338-4000

Lincoln, NE

SchoolContact Information
Bryan College of Health Sciences
CNA Programs
1535 S 52nd St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 481-3801
Nebraska Health Care Association
1200 Libra Dr # 100
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 435-3551
Southeast Community College
CNA Programs
8800 O St
Lincoln, NE 68520
(402) 471-3333

Macy, NE

SchoolContact Information
Nebraska Indian Community College
CNA Programs
1111 U.S. 75
Macy, NE 68039
(402) 494-2311

McCook, NE

SchoolContact Information
McCook Community College
CNA Programs
1205 E 3rd St
McCook, NE 69001
(308) 345-8100

Norfolk, NE

SchoolContact Information
Northeast Community College
CNA Programs
801 E Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-2020
Northeast Community College
CNA Programs
801 E Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-2020

North Platte, NE

SchoolContact Information
Mid Plains Community College
CNA Programs
601 W State Farm Rd
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 535-3600

Omaha, NE

SchoolContact Information
Clarkson College
CNA Programs
101 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-3100
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2700
Metropolitan Community College
5300 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68111
(800) 228-9553
Metropolitan Community College
5300 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68111
(800) 228-9553
Nebraska Methodist College
720 N 87th St
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 354-7000
Omaha AHEC
CNA Programs
5017 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 502-1593
Promise Health Care Training Center
CNA Programs
3610 Dodge St, Suite B10
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 968-4786
Quality Career Pathways
5437 N 103rd St
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 573-3700

Ravenna, NE

SchoolContact Information
Good Samaritan Center
CNA Programs
411 W Genoa St
Ravenna, NE 68869
(308) 452-3230

Scottsbluff, NE

SchoolContact Information
Western Nebraska Community College
CNA Programs
1601 E 27th St
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(308) 635-3606

York, NE

SchoolContact Information
York General Hearthstone
2600 N Lincoln Ave
York, NE 68467
(402) 362-4333

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