38-2225. Nursing; temporary license; issuance; conditions; how long valid; extension.

(1) A temporary license to practice nursing may be issued to:

(a) An individual seeking to obtain licensure or reinstatement of his or her license as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse when he or she has not practiced nursing in the last five years. A temporary license issued under this subdivision is valid only for the duration of the review course of study and only for nursing practice required for the review course of study;

(b) Graduates of approved programs of nursing who have passed the licensure examination, pending the completion of application for Nebraska licensure as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. A temporary license issued under this subdivision is valid for a period not to exceed sixty days;

(c) Nurses currently licensed in another state as either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse who have graduated from an educational program approved by the board, pending completion of application for Nebraska licensure as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. A temporary license issued under this subdivision shall be valid for a period not to exceed sixty days; or

(d) Military spouses as provided in section 38-129.01.

(2) A temporary license issued pursuant to subdivision (1)(a), (b), or (c) of this section may be extended by the department, with the recommendation of the board.

Source:Laws 1953, c. 245, § 8(3), p. 841; Laws 1975, LB 422, § 11; Laws 1980, LB 847, § 7; Laws 1994, LB 1210, § 58; Laws 1995, LB 563, § 20; Laws 2002, LB 1062, § 24; R.S.1943, (2003), § 71-1,132.16; Laws 2007, LB463, § 781; Laws 2017, LB88, § 73.
Operative Date: April 26, 2017

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