The Nebraska Center for Nursing was created by the Nebraska legislature in 2000 to address the nursing shortage in the state. Since 2000, the Nebraska Center for Nursing has been analyzing nursing workforce data collected from the renewal surveys completed by Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) when renewing their respective nursing licenses. These surveys are analyzed considering only those nurses who work in the State of Nebraska to provide clear demographic estimates of the nursing workforce providing health care to the citizens of the State.

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Nebraska Center for Nursing Staff

Name Contact

Program Manager
Ann Oertwich, PhD, RN

(402) 471-0317

Nursing Education Consultant
Jacci Reznicek, MSN, RN

(402) 471-4917

Nursing Practice Consultant
Kathy Hoebelheinrich, MSN, APRN-NP

(402) 471-6443

Board Coordinator
Sherri Joyner

(402) 471-0469

Juan-Paulo Ramírez, PhD

(402) 217-3872

Mailing Address
Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986


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