Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

Health care. These are two special words when you live in the sparsely populated regions of rural Nebraska.

If your career interest is in health care, you can help meet the needs of rural Nebraska through the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a cooperative venture of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Chadron State College (CSC), and Wayne State College (WSC).

What is the Rural Health Opportunities Program?
This program addresses the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue health care careers. If selected, you obtain admission into participating University of Nebraska Medical Center colleges upon completion of studies at CSC or WSC.

Who is involved in this program?
The program involves UNMC, CSC, and WSC. The programs available at each school are listed below.

Chadron State College Wayne State College

Clinical Laboratory Science
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapy
Radiography Programs
Medicine
Pharmacy
Nursing
Dentistry
Dental Hygiene

Clinical Laboratory Science
Physician Assistant
Physical Therapy
Radiography Programs
Medicine
Pharmacy
Dentistry
Dental Hygiene

How do I apply for the RHOP Program?
Applications are available from the Health Professions office at Wayne State College or Chadron State College, or you can download forms from the web. Students must submit an application for admission to the state college along with the RHOP application. All materials must be postmarked to the state college no later than December 1st for application consideration the following academic year.

For an application or more information about RHOP and its participating colleges, talk with your counselor or contact:

Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Phone: 308.432.6278
Toll Free: 888.293.2293
Email: hpoffice@csc.edu 

Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

Phone: 402.375.7329
Toll Free: 800.228.9972
Email: preprof@wsc.edu 

Contact Diane Landon in the School of Allied Health Professions Academic and Student Affairs:
Phone: 402.559.2232
Email sahpadmissions@unmc.edu

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