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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner
Examination Requirements

APRNs in Nebraska must have passed a national certifying examination that has been approved by the Board to qualify for licensure. Arrangements to take the certifying examination must be made directly with the approved certifying body. The approved examinations include:

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • School Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical-Surgical Clinical Specialist
  • Gerontological Clinical Specialist
  • Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Specialist, and
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Specialist

National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties (NCC)

  • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


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