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Nursing
 
Applications, Requirements and Fees -
 
LPN, RN
 
Applications
 
If you... Application to use
...need to pass NCLEX Application by Examination
 or
Online Application by Exam
...have a LPN license in another state and are applying for your first Nebraska LPN license....
or
...have a RN license in another state and are applying for your first Nebraska RN license.
Application by Endorsement
...have an expired, inactive or lapsed Nebraska license Reinstatement Application
...want to reinstate your license from revoked, suspended, or voluntary surrender status. Contact our office
 
Additional Information
Temporary licenses are available to persons applying for permanent licensure by endorsement.  You must have an active nursing license in another state.  See Application by Endorsement for additional requirements.  A temporary license is valid for 60 days or until the expiration of the license from another state, whichever occurs first.
 
Application Requirements
 
The following is a brief overview only of the requirements for a Nebraska RN or LPN license.  Refer to the instructions on the application for more complete information.
 
LPN/RN by Examination:
  1. Graduation from an approved program of nursing
  2. Pass the NCLEX-PN® for LPN licensure or the NCLEX-RN® for RN licensure
  3. Criminal background check
  4. Graduates of a foreign nursing program must also meet the requirements listed on the Foreign Educated Information page.
LPN/RN by Endorsement:
  1. Be currently or previously licensed in another state or jurisdiction
  2. Graduation from an approved program of nursing
  3. Have passed NCLEX or State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE)
  4. Meet one of the following practice requirements:
    • Graduated from an approved nursing program within the previous five years
    • Practiced nursing for a minimum of 500 hours within the previous five years
    • Completed a board approved refresher course within the previous five years
  5. Criminal Background Check
  6. Graduates of a foreign nursing program must also meet the requirements listed on the Foreign Educated Information page.
Fees
 
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