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Nebraska Continuing Education Requirements

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If there’s one thing to know about Nebraska, it’s that it doesn’t take college football lightly. It’s also where Kool Aid was invented, and apparently, the birthplace of the famous Reuben sandwich. But what do people in Nebraska do for a living? According to a study done in 2013 by the Nebraska Department of Labor, registered nurses made up a great deal of the state’s employment market.

However, as time went on, the state came to the conclusion that there would eventually be a shortage of nurses throughout the state, and implemented a plan in the year 2000 to combat this foreseeable problem. In order for nurses to find jobs in a more centralized location, the state create a Nebraska Center for Nursing organization, which states that they have been analyzing nursing workforce data collected by surveys from RNs and LPNs.

The organization keeps an active report listed on their website of updated workforce data collections, as well as a list of the state’s colleges and universities where prospective students can earn a nursing education. If you currently live in Nebraska and are thinking of switching careers, or are a nurse looking to relocate, consider working in Nebraska, where you can get a first-hand experience of working in small, close-knit rural communities.

Nebraska Registered Nurse (RN)

Nebraska Requires
20 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
20 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
CEs not required.
Have practiced nursing for at least 500 hours during the past five years AND have completed at least 20 contact hours of acceptable continuing education/in-service education within the past two years. Of the 20 hours attested to, no more than four hours may be from CPR or BLS, and at least 10 hours must be peer reviewed. All of the required contact hours can be taken via home study or Internet courses.OR
Have obtained/maintained current certification in a nursing specialty granted by a nationally recognized certifying organization; OR
Have developed and maintained a portfolio that includes the licensee's current continuing competency goals and evidence/verification of professional activities to meet those goals.
Nebraska Board of Nursing
Phone: 402-471-3121 Website: Visit Site Address: 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln  68509

Nebraska Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Nebraska Requires
20 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
20 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
CEs not required.
Have practiced nursing for at least 500 hours during the past five years AND have completed at least 20 contact hours of acceptable continuing education/in-service education within the past two years. Of the 20 hours attested to, no more than four hours may be from CPR or BLS, and at least 10 hours must be peer reviewed. All of the required contact hours can be taken via home study or Internet courses.OR
Have obtained/maintained current certification in a nursing specialty granted by a nationally recognized certifying organization; OR
Have developed and maintained a portfolio that includes the licensee's current continuing competency goals and evidence/verification of professional activities to meet those goals.
Special Requirements
Not all LPNs will elect to do IV therapy, but must complete the 8 hour didactic course in IV therapy to maintain their license (given 5 years to complete course)
Nebraska Board of Nursing
Phone: 402-471-3121 Website: Visit Site Address: 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln  68509

Nebraska Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Nebraska Requires
40 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
40 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

APRN-CNS:
National certification/recertification or documentation of an alternative method of competency assessment, if licensed after September 1, 2007;
At least 2,080 hours of practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the previous five years immediately preceding renewal.
Hours spent by faculty in a graduate-level clinical nurse specialist program in the supervision of students in the clinical area may apply toward the 2,080 hours.
Applicants who have been licensed in Nebraska or authorized by any other jurisdiction for less than five years will not be required to meet the practice requirement for license renewal; and
At least 40 contact hours of continuing education in the clinical specialty area within the previous two years.

APRN-CRNA:
Hold current national certification (NBCRNA)

APRN-CNM:
At least 850 hours of practice as a CNM within the previous 2 years, or
At least 2080 hours of practice as a CNM within the previous 5 years.
Applicants who are graduates within the previous two years are not required to provide evidence of competence. CNMs do not have a continuing education requirement for Nebraska Certification.
 
APRN-NP:
Current National Certification/Recertification;
And:
If licensed less than 2 years, you are not required to meet the continuing education or practice requirement for license renewal.
If licensed more than 2 years but less than 5 years, at least 40 contact hours of continuing education in their clinical specialty area within the 2 years preceding the renewal period. 10 of the 40 contact hours must be in pharmacotherapeutics.  (2080 hours of practice is not required)
If licensed more than 5 years, at least 2080 hours of practice as an APRN within the previous 5 years immediately preceding renewal AND documentation of 40 contact hours of continuing education in the clinical specialty area within the previous 2 years, 10 hours must be in pharmacotherapeutics;
At least 500 of the 2080 hours of practice must be in a clinical role in which there is a direct nurse/patient relationship;
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Nebraska Board of Nursing
Phone: 402-471-3121 Website: Visit Site Address: 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln  68509

Nebraska Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
NE Department of Health & Human Services - Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division
Phone: 402-471-0537 Website: Visit Site Address: 301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln  68509

Nebraska Physical Therapist (PT)

Nebraska Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
 A Licensee or certificate holder may complete a maximum of ten hours of continuing education by home study each 24 month renewal period.  The home study program must have a testing mechanism;  

Physical Therapy assistants must have completed at least twenty (20) hours of acceptable continuing education AND have passed the Nebraska Law Tutorial with a score of 100% or have met conditions of a waiver between 11/02/2017 through 11/01/2019.    Physical Therapist Assistants must have completed at least ten (10) hours of acceptable continuing education AND have passed the Nebraska Law Tutorial with a score of 100% or have met conditions of a waiver between 11/02/2017 through 11/01/2019.
Special Requirements
   *Nebraska Law Tutorial:   You must have successfully passed the Nebraska Law Tutorial between 11/02/2017 through 11/01/2019. The Nebraska Law Tutorial is a free, online open book tutorial developed by the Physical Therapy Board for the purpose of assuring that all physical therapist and physical therapist assistant understand the Physical Therapy Practice Act and the Regulations Relating to the Practice of Physical Therapy – 172 NAC 137. You must receive a score of 100% and print your certificate for proof of completion. The Nebraska Law Tutorial and Physical Therapy Statutes, Physical Therapy Regulation are located online at:      http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=NTgwOTYx   
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Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 402-471-2299 Fax: 402-471-3577 Address: 301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94986
Lincoln  68509-4986

Nebraska Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Nebraska Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
 A Licensee or certificate holder may complete a maximum of ten hours of continuing education by home study each 24 month renewal period.  The home study program must have a testing mechanism;  

Physical Therapy assistants must have completed at least twenty (20) hours of acceptable continuing education AND have passed the Nebraska Law Tutorial with a score of 100% or have met conditions of a waiver between 11/02/2017 through 11/01/2019.    Physical Therapist Assistants must have completed at least ten (10) hours of acceptable continuing education AND have passed the Nebraska Law Tutorial with a score of 100% or have met conditions of a waiver between 11/02/2017 through 11/01/2019.
Special Requirements
   *Nebraska Law Tutorial:   You must have successfully passed the Nebraska Law Tutorial between 11/02/2017 through 11/01/2019. The Nebraska Law Tutorial is a free, online open book tutorial developed by the Physical Therapy Board for the purpose of assuring that all physical therapist and physical therapist assistant understand the Physical Therapy Practice Act and the Regulations Relating to the Practice of Physical Therapy – 172 NAC 137. You must receive a score of 100% and print your certificate for proof of completion. The Nebraska Law Tutorial and Physical Therapy Statutes, Physical Therapy Regulation are located online at:      http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=NTgwOTYx   
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Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 402-471-2299 Fax: 402-471-3577 Address: 301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94986
Lincoln  68509-4986

Nebraska Occupational Therapist (OT)

Nebraska Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Each Occupational Therapist must complete 20 hours of continuing education within the 24 month renewal period, beginning August 1 each even-numbered year through August 1 the following even-numbered year.
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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Licensure Unit
Phone: 402-471-2299 Fax: 402-742-1152 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 94986
Lincoln  68509-4986

Nebraska Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Nebraska Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Each Occupational Therapy Assistant must complete 15 hours of continuing education within the 24 month renewal period, beginning August 1 each even-numbered year through August 1 the following even-numbered year.
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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Licensure Unit
Phone: 402-471-2299 Fax: 402-742-1152 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 94986
Lincoln  68509-4986

Nebraska Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Nebraska Requires
25 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
25 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
On or before May 1 of each odd numbered year, the athletic trainer must:
  1. Have current certification from the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC); or
  2. Complete 25 hours of continuing education during the preceding 24 month period; and
  3. Hold a current cardiopulmonary (CPR) certification from a nationally recognized organization that issues CPR certificates.
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Nebraska DHHS Licensure Unit
Phone: 402-471-2299 Fax: 402-742-1152 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 94986
Lincoln  68509

Nebraska Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Nebraska Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Nebraska requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019
Respiratory Care licenses expire June 1st of each even-numbered year.  Licensees are required to ear 20 hours of acceptable CE.
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DHHS Licensure Unit Attn: Respiratory Care
Phone: 402-471-2299 Fax: 402-742-1152 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 94986
Lincoln  68509