How to Obtain Your Nebraska Nursing License | Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State
License by Endorsement
|Application||$123 or $30.75|
$30.75 application fee during the evened numbered years (May through October) → License is issued within 180 days of renewal.
|Timely||$123||Renewed Online or Paper Application|
|Reinstatement||$158 or $65.75 (May-Oct)||About 3-4 Weeks Upon Completing all Documents|
Temporary License Processing
It takes approximately 2 weeks to receive a temporary license in Nebraska after the board has received all necessary documents and the license will last for up to 60 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
A temporary license is issued pending the board receiving either the results of the CBC or official transcripts from nursing school. You must have graduated within the previous 2 years or have practiced a minimum of 500 hours within the previous 5 years of employment.
|Proof/Verification of Original State license||No||Yes|
|Verification of All Licenses Held||No||Yes|
|Transcripts – Sent Directly from Nursing School to the Board||Yes||Yes|
|Criminal Background Check||Yes||Yes|
Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.
- All licenses expire on October 31st of each even-numbered year.
- Expired more than 2 years – must provide verification of active licensure in another state.
- View license verification information here.
Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.
Contact Information & Mailing Address
Nebraska State Board of Nursing
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509