Nebraska Nursing License

Nebraska is a state of warm-hearted people, interesting natural attractions, historic sites, and inviting cities. After getting a Nebraska nursing license, travel nurses can pick assignments in picturesque small towns, mid-size cities, and larger cities like Lincoln or Omaha, with vibrant cultural scenes.

Omaha hosts one of the world’s top-rated zoos, and there are numerous family-friendly activities, sporting events, and festivals to keep travelers busy throughout the state. The Nebraska landscape also holds some unique sights to explore, from Chimney Rock to the beautiful scenery of the Sandhills.

Whether you already hold a multistate nursing license with the Nurse Licensure Compact or need to understand the process to get your Nebraska RN license by endorsement, we can help. Simply review the information below, and when you have your license, the team at American Mobile will help you find the ideal job for your needs.

Is Nebraska a Compact State?

Yes! Nebraska participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to have one multistate nursing license. If you hold a multistate license in a compact state, issued by your primary state of residency, you can practice in any of the other compact member states!

There are now more than 39 states that participate in the NLC. You can verify whether you hold a multistate license or single state license at If you hold a multistate nursing license, you may work travel nursing jobs in Nebraska without applying for a new license.

How to Apply for a Nebraska Nursing License by Endorsement

Nurses who do not have an NLC multistate license but hold a current nursing license in another state or U.S. territory can apply for licensure by endorsement, through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Nursing.

Nebraska’s eligibility requirements for licensure by endorsement:

You must have graduated from an approved nursing program and have passed the NCLEX or SBTPE exam

You meet one of the following continuing competency requirements:

  • Practiced nursing for at least 500 hours within the last 5 years
  • Graduated from an approved nursing program within the last 5 years, or
  • Completed a Board-approved refresher course within the last 5 years.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen, a legal U.S. immigrant, or be able to live and/or work in the U.S. lawfully.

Nurses who meet all of these requirements can submit an application with:

  • $123 licensing fee (talk to a recruiter about possible reimbursement)
  • Verification of current and past nursing licenses
  • Documentation of any discipline or conviction records
  • Official nursing school transcripts, sent by the school
  • Fingerprints for a background check through the Nebraska State Patrol

Nebraska can issue temporary nursing licenses pending receipt of either the results of the criminal background check or official transcripts. Temporary licenses are valid for 60 days or until the expiration of your other state license, whichever occurs first.

The licensing team at American Mobile is available to answer any questions and help you through the state licensure process, ensuring a quick turnaround for your Nebraska travel nurse license.

How to Renew Your License in Nebraska

Nebraska’s RN licenses expire on October 31st of each even-numbered year, and LPN licenses expire on October 31st of odd-numbered years.

To renew a Nebraska nursing license, you must complete the online renewal process or submit the paper renewal application, attest to having met the requirements of continued competency, and pay the license renewal fee.

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The travel nursing experts at American Mobile can find your perfect assignment in Nebraska. Simply complete the form on this page to begin your nursing adventure in the great state of Nebraska. 



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