Nebraska
,
NE
eNLC:
Yes
Walk-Through:
No
Temp License:
Yes
Nursys:
Yes
BON website
P:
(402) 471-4376

Fees

Endorsement application: $123

Background Check & Fingerprinting fee: $45.25

Timing

Temporary License

Alabama Board of Nursing does not provide a definitive timeline. Timing is dependent upon your willingness to be proactive as items are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Processing takes 24-48 hours upon receipt of all required documentation. The temporary license is valid for 120 days and is nonrenewable.

License Renewal

  • Renewal cadence: October 31st of each even-numbered year.
  • Renewal fee: $123
  • Required contact hours: You must meet one of the continued competency requirements or waivers listed here.
  • It can take up to a week to process your renewal application. You can check your license status by going to License Lookup and searching for your name, as shown on your license.

Important Things to Know

  • You are encouraged to complete all application requirements within 90 days to avoid the closure of your file. If you do not submit all required documents within 150 days, your application will be destroyed. 
  • If you indicate on your application when you need licensure to be distributed, the BON will do everything they can to try and get your application processed by then. 

Licensure by Endorsement

Process

Permanent License

  1. Complete the application for Licensure by Endorsement, mail it in, and pay the fee. 
  2. Provide evidence of citizenship or lawful presence
  3. Provide documentation of any conviction or discipline records (if applicable).
  4. Provide a background check with fingerprints. Instructions for fingerprinting can be found here, on page 5.
  5. Request verification of licensure via Nursys from your original state of licensure and any other states where you have held a license, active or inactive. If these states do not participate in Nursys, you will need to contact that state's BON and request verification be sent to the Nebraska BON

Temporary License

  1. Temporary permits are valid for 60 days.
  2. Once all items have been received by the BON except the results of your background check, you may be issued a provisional license as long as you hold a valid license in another state.

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Licensure By Endorsement

Nebraska

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NE

eNLC:
Yes
(visit)
Temp License:
Yes
Walkthrough:
No
Nursys:
Yes
P:
(402) 471-4376
Nebraska

The Process

Permanent License

  1. Complete the application for Licensure by Endorsement, mail it in, and pay the fee. 
  2. Provide evidence of citizenship or lawful presence
  3. Provide documentation of any conviction or discipline records (if applicable).
  4. Provide a background check with fingerprints. Instructions for fingerprinting can be found here, on page 5.
  5. Request verification of licensure via Nursys from your original state of licensure and any other states where you have held a license, active or inactive. If these states do not participate in Nursys, you will need to contact that state's BON and request verification be sent to the Nebraska BON

Temporary License

  1. Temporary permits are valid for 60 days.
  2. Once all items have been received by the BON except the results of your background check, you may be issued a provisional license as long as you hold a valid license in another state.

Renewal License

  • Renewal cadence: October 31st of each even-numbered year.
  • Renewal fee: $123
  • Required contact hours: You must meet one of the continued competency requirements or waivers listed here.
  • It can take up to a week to process your renewal application. You can check your license status by going to License Lookup and searching for your name, as shown on your license.

Requirements

  • You must have graduated from an approved nursing program and have passed the NCLEX or SBTPE exam.  
  • You need to meet one of the following continuing competency requirements: 
  • Practiced nursing for at least 500 hours within the previous 5 years
  • Graduated from an approved nursing program within the previous 5 years
  • Completed a Board-approved refresher course within the previous 5 years
  • You must be a United States Citizen, a legal United States immigrant, or be able to live and/or work in the United States lawfully.

Foreign Educated Nurses - See additional requirements.

Timing

Permanent License

Approximately 8-10 weeks upon receipt of all required materials

Temporary License

Approximately 5-7 business days upon receipt of all required materials

Fees

Endorsement application: $123

Background Check & Fingerprinting fee: $45.25

Important things to Know About Applying For Licensure for Endorsement

  • You are encouraged to complete all application requirements within 90 days to avoid the closure of your file. If you do not submit all required documents within 150 days, your application will be destroyed. 
  • If you indicate on your application when you need licensure to be distributed, the BON will do everything they can to try and get your application processed by then. 
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