Last Reviewed: January 8th, 2023
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are nursing professionals who take the representation and duties delegated to nurses in the healthcare industry to another level. Advances in the industry have made it such that nurses can gain much more knowledge and experience that makes them key decision-makers concerning the healthcare management of patients.
NPs belong to a class of nurses referred to as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN). Sitting together with NPs at this table are the clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs), and certified nurse anesthetists (CNAs). These professionals are licensed to practice on an advanced level because they have gotten post-basic education preparing them to operate in such roles serving specific population foci.
The Nebraska Board of Nursing is an arm of the Department of Health and is responsible for the regulation of the quality of nursing practice in Nebraska. The board issues licenses to registered nurses (RNs) and APRNs who meet certain requirements that are covered in this guide.