Nebraska Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Nebraska Nurses

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Nebraska Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Nebraska Nurses: Per Executive Order 20-10, license renewal is being deferred for certain license types. Expiration dates for these licenses will appear as 06/30/2021 on License Lookup unless the licensee has renewed. Licenses for these license types may continue to defer renewal until the COVID-19 State of Emergency is lifted. Licensees who choose to renew may do so beginning in mid-January 2021. For more information, please visit: http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Documents/RenewalsLicenseTypesPreviouslyOnHold.2.2.pdf.

The Nebraska Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are required 20 contact hours every two years.

APRNs are required 40 contact hours every two years. Licensees authorized to prescribe are required an additional 10 contact hours in pharmacology.

CNSs are required 40 contact hours in specialty area every two years.

NPs are required 40 contact hours in specialty area every two years, including 10 hours of pharmacotherapeutics. NPs must also maintain national certification.

Beginning with renewals on or after October 1, 2018, licensees who prescribe controlled substances shall include at least 3 hours on prescribing opiates which may include, but is not limited to, education regarding prescribing and administering opiates, and emergency opiate situations. One half-hour of the 3 hours must cover the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

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For More Information

Please contact the Nebraska Board of Nursing or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses at (402) 471-4376, or visit their website at http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing.aspx.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing-Renewal-and-Continuing-Education.aspx - APRNs, RNs, and LPNs.
http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing-Regulations-and-Statutes.aspx - Links to each profession's Regulations and Statutes.