CNA License in Nebraska

CNA License in Nebraska
Staff Writers 4 min read

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

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.

  1. Bryan College of Health Sciences

    1535 S 52nd St, Lincoln, NE 68506
  2. Central Community College

    4500 63rd St, Columbus, NE 68601
  3. Central Community College

    3134 US-34, Grand Island, NE 68801
  4. Central Community College

    550 S Technical Blvd, Hastings, NE 68901
  5. Central Community College

    1215 30th Ave, Kearney, NE 68845
  6. Clarkson College

    101 S 42nd St, Omaha, NE 68131
  7. Creighton University

    2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178
  8. Good Samaritan Center

    411 W Genoa St, Ravenna, NE 68869
  9. Good Samaritan Society

    1222 S 7th St, Albion, NE 68620
  10. Good Samaritan Society

    601 Main St, Arapahoe, NE 68922
  11. Good Samaritan Society

    401 S 22nd St, Beatrice, NE 68310
  12. McCook Community College

    1205 E 3rd St, McCook, NE 69001
  13. Metropolitan Community College

    5300 N 30th St, Omaha, NE 68111
  14. Mid Plains Community College

    601 W State Farm Rd, North Platte, NE 69101
  15. Nebraska Health Care Association

    1200 Libra Dr #100, Lincoln, NE 68512
  16. Nebraska Indian Community College

    1111 US-75, Macy, NE 68039
  17. Nebraska Methodist College

    720 N 87th St, Omaha, NE 68114
  18. Northeast Community College

    801 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701
  19. Omaha AHEC

    5017 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106
  20. Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

    15710 US-385, Chadron, NE 69337
  21. Promise Health Care Training Center

    3610 Dodge St B10, Omaha, NE 68131
  22. Quality Career Pathways

    5437 N 103rd St, Omaha, NE 68134
  23. Southeast Community College

    8800 O St, Lincoln, NE 68520
  24. Western Nebraska Community College

    1601 E 27th St, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
  25. York General Hearthstone

    2600 N Lincoln Ave, York, NE 68467

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