Surgical First Assistant


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What you need to know


Guidance: Health Care Workforce Executive Orders Expiring June 30, 2023

Executive Orders pertaining to Health Care Workforce will expire on June 30, 2023. Click here for more information. 

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-08

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued Executive Order 22-08, to expire on June 30, 2023. View the Executive Order here. This Executive Order applies to:
  • Time-limited provisional licenses pending successful examination results
  • Supervision and practice agreements
  • Direct client-contact hours under the Mental Health Practice Act

Surgical First Assistants assist the primary surgeon during surgical procedures by helping to provide a safe surgical environment.

Applications, Requirements & Fees


Submit a complete application, required documentation, and payment (payable to DHHS Licensure Unit) of the application fee to the Department. Please use the address below.

Fee information


Office of Medical & Specialized Health
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2118
Fax Number
(402) 742-8355
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Surgical First Assistants

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.