Nebraska has enacted laws regulating over 42 different health professions such as nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and paramedics. These laws answer questions such as how old an individual must be to practice, what activities they can perform, and what license renewal requirements are. Although some health professions have similar titles, they can have varying levels of training and education which necessitate different rules on their scope of practice. For example, nurse practitioners must earn a master’s degree or higher, whereas a registered nurse requires an associate or bachelor’s degree.
The health professions datasets for Nebraska address issues such as scope of practice, continuing competency, minimum age, renewal requirements, exceptions to licensure, supervision, and others. To learn more about the laws that govern these issues for each profession, click the title below:
- Nebraska DHHS Health Professions Licensure Unit: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_crlindex.aspx