Nebraska CNA Certification and Licensing
Nebraska CNA Program Basics
Nebraska has, as of 2010, closed training course acceptance for aides that are or were being trained by employer-based courses. There are only two providers that give state approved courses - Nebraska Health Care Learning Center and Providence Health Learning Institute. Each provider offers classes in the different areas around the state. To enter a training program and be placed on the Nurse Aide Registry after passing the state exam, the potential aide must be at least 16 years old, speak and understand English, and have a clean criminal record.
Nebraska CNA Licensing Requirements
After completion of one of the state approved courses, the student may sit for the Nebraska licensure exam. The state does not issue any form of license to the can if the examination is passed, though the aide will be placed on the state's Nurse Aide Registry. The aide does not pay a fee to be placed on this registry. All aides in Nebraska are listed. The test has two sections, a written and a manual skills evaluation. Both sections must receive a passing grade for the student to receive certification as a nurse aide and be eligible to work in a facility or private care.
Nebraska CNA Certification Renewal
Every 24 months the aide must provide proof of employment in a for pay capacity to remain active on the nurse aide registry. If more than 24 months pass and the aide has not worked, the registry entry will become lapsed. The CNA's employer is responsible for submitting the required information to the state's licensure board or for reporting a termination of employment if the aide no longer works for the facility. There are no in-service training requirements for the state. Facilities do require in-service training, though this is not necessary to remain active on the state's nurse aide registry.
Nebraska CNA Certification Reciprocity
To transfer cna certification from another state, Nebraska requires that aides provide proof of completing a course that is at least 75 hours long and that the certificate is in good standing with that state's nurse aide registry or equivalent agency. All aides that wish to transfer their certificate to Nebraska must take a one-hour course on abuse and neglect per state regulation, this is mandatory even if the aide has had similar or the same course in the other state. An aide may be disqualified from the registry if they receive a conviction of a crime that is determined by the state to interfere with the moral turpitude of a nurse aide, is convicted of abuse or neglect of a patient, or allows their certification to lapse.