Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.
License types (click here for list) that were deferred per Executive Order 20-10 will have their expiration dates extended to 10/31/21 and must be renewed by that date.
NOTE: If the license has already been renewed, this deferral and extension does not apply.
Within the next 30 days, the Licensure Unit will send a postcard to those licensees who have not renewed, advising that they will have until 10/31/21 to renew.
To renew, click here. After the renewal processing is complete, the license will reflect the next regularly scheduled expiration date. Click here to print a wallet card to verify the renewed license.
For information regarding Continuing Competency Waivers, click here.
The Nebraska Board of Nursing approves pre-licensure nursing programs located in Nebraska.
The Nebraska Board of Nursing does not approve on-line or post-licensure programs, therefore, approval from the BON is not required.
Nebraska follows the recommendation set forth by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Practice is where the student is located. Therefore, if the student is located in a state different from the home state of the nursing program, faculty require licensure in the state where the student is located.
Just as nurses who work in clinical settings and care for patients in another state via telehealth, faculty who teach online students located in another state require additional nurse licensure. See page 3 in March 2017 Leader to Leader.
Faculty teaching APRN students require APRN licensure in Nebraska.
Nursing Programs are responsible for working directly with clinical facilities to arrange preceptors for students. Preceptor qualifications for on-line programs and post-licensure programs are established by the nursing programs.
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Nurse License Types Issued by Nebraska:
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.
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.
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.
Licensure UnitAttn: NursingPO Box 94986 Lincoln NE 68509-5026
Nebraska State Office Building301 Centennial Mall South, 1st floor14th & M StreetsLincoln NE 68508Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed federal holidays.