University of Nebraska Medical Center

Career Pathways

Learn about ways and avenues into behavioral health professions.

A key component of BHECN’s mission is to recruit and attract high school and college students to behavioral health fields. We also aim to help these students along their educational path toward licensure. Check out some of the ways we are working to accomplish this important task, which is essential to growing and maintaining a strong behavioral health workforce.

Download our brochure

Download our "Pathways to a Career in Behavioral Health" brochure for more information about career options in behavioral health. If you would like a supply of these brochures to use for your own programs, please contact us by email or at 402-559-7697

Student and Trainee Opportunities

Lifelong Learning Fund

BHECN's Lifelong Learning fund supports educational and career engagement opportunities to help grow our state's behavioral health workforce.

BHECN Scholars

The BHECN Scholars program supports undergraduate seniors who plan to pursue master’s degrees in Nebraska-based behavioral health programs.

Correctional Sites Internship Program

With clinical supervision, trainees in this internship program provide direct care to inmates and individuals needing mental health care.

Rural and Underserved Trainee Stipend Program

In BHECN’s Rural and Underserved Trainee Stipend Program, graduate-level student trainees can apply to receive a stipend for their experiences.

Mentoring Program

BHECN's mentorship program provides guidance and support to undergraduate and graduate level students seeking licensed behavioral health careers in Nebraska.

UNMC Psychiatry Student Interest Group

The UNMC Psychiatry Student Interest Group is an active, medical student-run organization that works to promote psychiatry and mental health.

Strong mentorship, strong workforce

Learn how BHECN is using powerful mentorship offerings to help build the state's behavioral health workforce.

Robyn Springer, left, found a mentor in BHECN Central Director Krista Fritson, PsyD. Dr. Fritson has guided Springer toward volunteer opportunities and other activities that have helped the future counselor plug into the professional community she will enter when she joins the behavioral health workforce.

Behavioral Health Career Pathways

In this video series, behavioral health professionals share what is unique about their profession and how it is different from other behavioral health careers.

In the background, a woman speaks to a man and another woman. In the foreground, the text "What is Unique Among the Different Behavioral Health Professions?" with the BHECN logo

The Behavioral Health Careers App

The BHECN Behavioral Health Mentorship & Supervision App is a resource for students and professionals interested in behavioral health careers. It is especially helpful for those who currently live in rural or underserved areas of Nebraska.

A person holds up a mobile phone displaying the Behavioral Health Careers App