Kenny Accepted Into RHOP At Wayne State College

WAYNE – A Wayne native has been admitted into the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) for the 2018-19 academic year at Wayne State College.

Ky is the son of Joe and Kelly Kenny of Wayne. He plans on studying pre-medicine and chemistry science with a second major of math at WSC. Ky Kenny will then plan on transferring to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.

According to a press release from Wayne State College, Kenny received a full tuition scholarship at Wayne State College and guaranteed pre-admission to UNMC upon successful completion of the prescribed course work at WSC.

RHOP, a cooperative effort between Wayne State College and UNMC, encourages students from rural areas of Nebraska to return to rural settings after graduation to pursue their career. Participating fields include Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medical Lab Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Radiography.

Courtesy of Wayne State College

Students who applied for the 2018-19 academic year had to send in their information by November 15, 2017 with RHOP Interviews being held on December 8, 2017. To be eligible for RHOP, you need to be a rural Nebraska residents, have applied and been accepted to WSC, application made to only one professional field and demonstrate strong academic potential.

A shortage of rural health practitioners in Nebraska prompted the educational institutions to implement the RHOP program in 1989.

For more information, contact the Health Professions Office at 402-375-7329 or email