Frequently Asked Questions

In which programs do the Nebraska State Colleges and the University of Nebraska-Kearney participate?
Peru State College participates in the Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Lab Science, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Radiology programs.

Chadron and Wayne State Colleges participate in the Medical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Radiography programs.

University of Nebraska Kearney participates in the Medical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Radiography programs.

Who should apply and when?
Students from rural Nebraska communities may apply to the RHOP and KHOP programs at the same time they apply for admission to the state college and/or UNK. All application materials must be received by the state college and/or UNK no later than December 1st for application consideration the following academic year.

Under circumstances when a seat in a program at a state college or UNK becomes open and there is no alternate, a special application period may be opened for existing students on the applicable campus. 

How will students be selected?
RHOP and KHOP were designed for rural Nebraska students interested in practicing health care in rural communities throughout the state. The selection is based on, but not restricted to, an applicant’s:

What is expected?
Selection to RHOP or KHOP is a joint investment of time and effort. Students are expected to complete the necessary academic requirements of the program. UNMC along with UNK and the three state colleges (Chadron, Peru and Wayne) will provide additional opportunities to achieve students’ long-term goal to practice in rural Nebraska including:

Where can I get an application?

Application guidelines

Students must submit an application for admission to CSC, PSC, WSC and/or UNK along with the RHOP/KHOP application.