Are you thinking about becoming a licensed or registered nurse in Nebraska, but are not quite ready to spend years in intensive training? If this is the case with you, why not start out by becoming a CNA? Not only are CNA programs very short, but a nurse aide position will give you an inside look at LPN and RN careers.
Certification Requirements in Nebraska
In Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services oversees all CNA training and certifications. Currently, if you wish to obtain employment as a CNA in Nebraska, you must participate in no less than 75 hours of appropriate training. You must also be at least 16, able to pass a criminal background check, and successfully complete one hour of Nebraska-specific abuse/neglect/misappropriation training. Finally, you will need to apply for a seat to take the CNA certification exam and pass both parts with acceptable scores.
How to Get Your CNA Certification in Nebraska
So long as you meet the above-mentioned requirements, you will become certified as a nurse aide in Nebraska, with your name being automatically included on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry as an active CNA. This will allow you to seek out and obtain employment as a nursing aide in a hospital or long-term care facility.
How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Nebraska
To check the status of your CNA certification in Nebraska, go to the state's Department of Health and Human Services website and click on "Licensing and Registrations." On the page, click on "Professions and Occupations." From this page, navigate as follows: "Nursing and Nursing Support," "Nurse Aide" and "Instructions to Verify a Nurse Aide on the Website."
How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Nebraska
There is no formal procedure for renewing CNA certifications in Nebraska. You will stay active if you work as a nurse aide in a paid position within 24 months of your last job as a nurse aide.
How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Nebraska
If you do not work as a paid CNA in Nebraska within two years of your last job as a nurse aide, your status will become inactive. At this point, you will need to reinstate your CNA certification. You can reactivate your status by retaking and passing both sections of the CNA certification exam.
How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Nebraska to Another State
If you are moving and need to transfer your Nebraska CNA certification to another state, you must comply with the other state's transfer requirements. To locate your new state's CNA regulatory agency, you can use the search tool found on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website. We also offer a list of state CNA registries and you can download it from here. In addition to providing the other state with CNA verification, you may also need to complete continuing education coursework and/or take and pass state testing.
Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry
If you have additional questions, contact the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry at:
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health - Licensure Unit
Office of Nursing Support
PO Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-4322
Fax: (402) 742-1151
Registry Search: https://www.nebraska.gov/LISSearch/search.cgi
State-Approved CNA Programs in Nebraska
Do you need help finding an approved CNA school in Nebraska? Listed below are some of the best CNA facilities in the state.
Bryan College of Health Sciences1535 S 52nd St, Lincoln, NE 68506 (402) 481-3801
Central Community College4500 63rd St, Columbus, NE 68601 (402) 564-7132
Central Community College3134 US-34, Grand Island, NE 68801 (308) 398-4222
Central Community College550 S Technical Blvd, Hastings, NE 68901 (402) 463-9811
Central Community College1215 30th Ave, Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 338-4000
Clarkson College101 S 42nd St, Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 552-3100
Creighton University2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178 (402) 280-2700
Good Samaritan Center411 W Genoa St, Ravenna, NE 68869 (308) 452-3230
Good Samaritan Society1222 S 7th St, Albion, NE 68620 (402) 395-5050
Good Samaritan Society601 Main St, Arapahoe, NE 68922 (308) 962-5230
Good Samaritan Society401 S 22nd St, Beatrice, NE 68310 (402) 228-3304
McCook Community College1205 E 3rd St, McCook, NE 69001 (308) 345-8100
Metropolitan Community College5300 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68111 (800) 228-9553
Mid Plains Community College601 W State Farm Rd, North Platte, NE 69101 (308) 535-3600
Nebraska Health Care Association1200 Libra Dr #100, Lincoln, NE 68512 (402) 435-3551
Nebraska Indian Community College1111 US-75, Macy, NE 68039 (402) 494-2311
Nebraska Methodist College720 N 87th St, Omaha, NE 68114 (402) 354-7000
Northeast Community College801 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 371-2020
Omaha AHEC5017 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106 (402) 502-1593
Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center15710 US-385, Chadron, NE 69337 (308) 432-3316
Promise Health Care Training Center3610 Dodge St B10, Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 968-4786
Quality Career Pathways5437 N 103rd St, Omaha, NE 68134 (402) 573-3700
Southeast Community College8800 O St, Lincoln, NE 68520 (402) 471-3333
Western Nebraska Community College1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, NE 69361 (308) 635-3606
York General Hearthstone2600 N Lincoln Ave, York, NE 68467 (402) 362-4333