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Nebraska Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Nebraska?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Nebraska, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Nebraska Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs, and APRNs.

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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every two years, the Nebraska Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

  • 20 contact hours for RN license renewal
  • 20 contact hours for LPN license renewal
  • 40 contact hours for APRN license renewal

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

Nebraska RN licenses expire in even-numbered years by October 31.

Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

Nebraska LPN licenses expire in odd-numbered years by October 31.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

Nebraska APRN licenses expire in even-numbered years by October 31.

Nurse License Types Issued by Nebraska

Registered Nurse (RN)

Registered Nurses have completed two to four years of education at a college or university, and passed the NCLEX-RN in order to qualify for licensure. The RN plans and directs the plan of nursing care for patients.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensure follows nine months to one year of education and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). The LPN provides direct patient care services.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

An APRN is a registered nurse (RN) with a master's or doctoral degree and national board certification to qualify for licensure. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses apply advanced nursing principals in the provision of patient care services to specific patient populations.

Prescriptive authority is granted to nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwives at the time of licensure. No additional documentation or application/permit is required."

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Nebraska nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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