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    TRAVEL

    NURSE’S

    GUIDE TO

     NEBRASKA

 

 

 

TRAVEL NURSE’S GUIDE TO NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA BY THE NUMBERS

$56K
Average annual salary of a
registered nurse in NEBRASKA

26
NUMBER OF Hospitals in the sTate of NEBRASKA

26%
LOWER HOUSING COSTS THAN
THE REST OF THE U.S.

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TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Nebraska is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Nebraska is $55,992, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

TRAVEL NURSE SALARY

Nebraska is on par with the national average for travel nurse pay. What does that mean to a nurse looking to travel? Travel nurses, on average, take home between 10-30% more than their permanent counterparts. Please keep in mind that travel nurses can land between, below, or above this range based on location and their specialty. Put into context, the average annual salary of a registered nurse in Nebraska is $55,992, according to Nurse Salary Guide.

HOW DO I GET MY NEBRASKA

NURSING LICENSE?

Nebraska is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for a Nebraska nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Nebraska nursing license, they must follow these steps:

 

  • Complete and mail in the application for a Nebraska nursing license by endorsement found here. It includes detailed instructions and all necessary forms. You will need to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence by submitting a copy of one of the approved documents as indicated on the application, such as a U.S. passport or birth certificate.
  • Verification of Licensure is required from your original state of licensure and all states for which you’ve held a license in any health-related field, regardless of status. If those states participate in the NURSYS Verification system, request(s) can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the License Verification form in the application for each application state which you are requesting license verification. Contact the board for each one to determine the fee for the service and enclose the appropriate payment. Request that the form be sent to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit PO Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Use Form FD-258, the standard blue-and-white fingerprint cards which are available at any state patrol office in Nebraska and at many local law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Submit the fingerprint cards to the Nebraska State Patrol with your payment as indicated in the instructions to Nebraska State Patrol, Attn: CID, 3800 NW 12th Ste A, Lincoln, NE 68521. Fingerprints can also be sent via Live Scan at locations in Nebraska listed here. When using an agency outside of the state that captures fingerprints with Live Scan, you must request that your fingerprints be printed onto a card.
  • Nebraska also requires an official nursing transcript. Request transcripts from your nursing program or the institution that maintains the official records and have them sent directly to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit PO Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509-4986. Or, if they are in an official, sealed school envelope that can be submitted with your application.

HOW DO I GET MY NEBRASKA NURSING LICENSE?

Nebraska is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without having to obtain an additional license. If your current home state of residence is not a state that participates in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, applying for a Nebraska nursing license by endorsement is necessary.

If a travel nurse wants to obtain their Nebraska nursing license, they must follow these steps:

 

  • Complete and mail in the application for a Nebraska nursing license by endorsement found here. It includes detailed instructions and all necessary forms. You will need to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence by submitting a copy of one of the approved documents as indicated on the application, such as a U.S. passport or birth certificate.
  • Verification of Licensure is required from your original state of licensure and all states for which you’ve held a license in any health-related field, regardless of status. If those states participate in the NURSYS Verification system, request(s) can be completed on the NURSYS site. Otherwise you will need to complete the License Verification form in the application for each application state which you are requesting license verification. Contact the board for each one to determine the fee for the service and enclose the appropriate payment. Request that the form be sent to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit PO Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
  • Fingerprint and background checks are required for all applicants. Use Form FD-258, the standard blue-and-white fingerprint cards which are available at any state patrol office in Nebraska and at many local law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Submit the fingerprint cards to the Nebraska State Patrol with your payment as indicated in the instructions to Nebraska State Patrol, Attn: CID, 3800 NW 12th Ste A, Lincoln, NE 68521. Fingerprints can also be sent via Live Scan at locations in Nebraska listed here. When using an agency outside of the state that captures fingerprints with Live Scan, you must request that your fingerprints be printed onto a card.
  • Nebraska also requires an official nursing transcript. Request transcripts from your nursing program or the institution that maintains the official records and have them sent directly to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit PO Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509-4986. Or, if they are in an official, sealed school envelope that can be submitted with your application.

TRAVEL NURSE

OPPORTUNITIES IN NEBRASKA

  • Nebraska is home to 26 hospitals.
  • There are 2 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: The Nebraska Medical Center, Methodist Health System, Bryan Health
  • 3 teaching hospitals, including: The Nebraska Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital

TRAVEL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES IN NEBRASKA

  • Nebraska is home to 26 hospitals.
  • There are 2 Level I trauma centers.
  • Multiple large health systems including: The Nebraska Medical Center, Methodist Health System, Bryan Health
  • 3 teaching hospitals, including: The Nebraska Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING

IN NEBRASKA

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Nebraska. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Nebraska’s cost of living is 13% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 26% lower than the rest of the country.

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Nebraska:

  • One-bedroom: 32% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 30% below the national median.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Nebraska’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.

TRAVEL NURSE HOUSING IN NEBRASKA

Our dedicated travel and housing team can help you find great housing in Nebraska. There are two options available: company paid housing or receive per diems to find housing for yourself.

Nebraska’s cost of living is 13% below the national average. So, what about housing? On average, housing costs are 26% lower than the rest of the country.

Here are some figures about the average cost of renting apartments in Nebraska:

  • One-bedroom: 32% below the national median.
  • Two-bedroom: 30% below the national median.

Keep in mind that prices and percentages vary based on location.

Whatever the choice, MSO Nebraska’s team is available to assist you with all your travel and housing needs. We ensure that your transition is as seamless as possible.