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About the Pre-Nursing Program

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A Pre-Nursing program is 2-year, pre-professional program that prepares graduates to enter a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, which typically takes an additional 2 years to complete.

UNK's 2-year Pre-Nursing program is based on the requirements for admission to the Nursing Program in the UNMC College of Nursing. The Nursing Program at UNMC is a four semester program. Students will receive a BSN from UNMC upon completion of the clinical training.

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.


Responsibilities of a Nurse

  • Record patients' medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans
  • Observe patients and record observations
  • Consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Median Pay: $70,000 per year

15% Projected Employment Growth

from 2016 to 2026 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics