Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), also referred to as 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.

2023 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

CNA Programs
1222 S 7th St
Albion, NE 68620
(402) 395-5050

Arapahoe, NE

CNA Programs
601 Main St
Arapahoe, NE 68922
(308) 962-5230

Beatrice, NE

CNA Programs
401 S 22nd St
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 228-3304

Chadron, NE

CNA Programs
15710 US-385
Chadron, NE 69337
(308) 432-3316

Columbus, NE

CNA Programs
North Education Center, 4500 63rd St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-7132

Grand Island, NE

CNA Programs
3134 US-34
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 398-4222

Hastings, NE

CNA Programs
550 S Technical Blvd
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 463-9811

Kearney, NE

CNA Programs
1215 30th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 338-4000

Lincoln, NE

CNA Programs
1535 S 52nd St
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 481-3801

1200 Libra Dr # 100
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 435-3551

CNA Programs
8800 O St
Lincoln, NE 68520
(402) 471-3333

Macy, NE

CNA Programs
1111 U.S. 75
Macy, NE 68039
(402) 494-2311

Norfolk, NE

CNA Programs
801 E Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-2020

North Platte, NE

CNA Programs
601 W State Farm Rd
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 535-3600

Omaha, NE

CNA Programs
101 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 552-3100

2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2700

5300 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68111
(800) 228-9553

720 N 87th St
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 354-7000

CNA Programs
5017 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 502-1593

CNA Programs
3610 Dodge St, Suite B10
Omaha, NE 68131
(402) 968-4786

5437 N 103rd St
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 573-3700

Ravenna, NE

CNA Programs
411 W Genoa St
Ravenna, NE 68869
(308) 452-3230

Scottsbluff, NE

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

York, NE

2600 N Lincoln Ave
York, NE 68467
(402) 362-4333

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