What is the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP)?
The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare.
Which programs are available?
The programs available are Medical Laboratory Science and Radiography.
Students residing in the following areas are considered to be from urban-designated areas and are not eligible for the RHOP/KHOP programs:
- Douglas County: Omaha, Ralston, Boys Town, and Elkhorn;
- Lancaster County: Lincoln;
- Sarpy County: Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Chalco, and Offutt Air Force Base.
Students residing in the follow areas are considered to be from rural-designated areas and are eligible for the RHOP/KHOP programs:
- Douglas County: Bennington, Valley, and Waterloo
- Lancaster County: Hickman, Waverley, Bennett, Davey, Denton, Firth, Hallam, Malcolm, Panama, Raymond, Roca, and Sprague
- Sarpy County: Gretna, Springfield, and Richfield
How do I apply for the KHOP Program?
Applications and instructions are available through the University of Nebraska Kearney.
University of Nebraska Kearney
905 West 25th Street
Kearney, NE 68849
Contact Diane Landon in the College of Allied Health Professions Academic and Student Affairs: