Obtaining Your Nebraska Nursing License

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Nebraska is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Nebraska Board of Nursing

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE  68509
TEL: 402-471-4376
FAX:  402-471-1066

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $123 or $30.75
Background check $41.45

$30.75 Application fee during even numbered years – May through October.  (License is issued within 180 days of the renewal)

Temp License Processing

Approximately 2 weeks upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 60 days.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.

A temp license is issued pending receipt of either the results of the CBC or official transcripts.
Must have graduated within the previous 2 years or practiced a minimum of 500 hours within the previous 5 years.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed application Yes Yes
Verification of original state license No Yes
Verification of all licenses held No Yes
Transcripts – sent directly to the NE Board of Nursing Yes Yes
Criminal background check Yes Yes

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

License Renewal

Processing Fees   Renewal License Processing
Timely $123 Renew online or paper app
Reinstatement   $158 or $65.75 (May-Oct)  Approximately 3-4 weeks upon completion of all required documents

Additional Info

All licenses expire on October 31st of each even-numbered year.

Expired more than 2 years - must provide verification of active licensure in another state.

Online Renewal
Verify a Nebraska license

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address