Below are details about continuing education and license renewal in Nebraska. You can skip to your profession by selecting it from the drop down list above.
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.
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.