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Allied Health, CPR, EMS & Nursing FAQ

  • Allied Health/Nursing CEUs

    Q: Do I need to take a refresher course to reinstate my nursing license?
    A: You need to check with the Nebraska State Board of Nursing: or (402) 471-2666.

    Q: What do I do if the Nebraska State Board of Nursing says I need to take a refresher course?
    A: We offer a course twice a year that is a blended course with online, face-to-face classroom, lab and clinical time all required to complete and pass the course.

    Q: Are your nursing workshops peer reviewed?
    A: Most every workshop SCC offers for nurses is peer reviewed. All peer-reviewed workshops will have the following statement on the advertising material: “Southeast Community College Continuing Education Division is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”

    Q: What is the difference between CEUs and contact hours?
    A: One CEU equals 10 contact hours. Nurses in Nebraska need 20 contact hours every two years to renew their license. Find more information about license renewal.

    Q: If I come late or leave early from an SCC Nursing workshop, why don’t you give partial credit?
    A: SCC follows the State Board of Nursing regulation, which states: “A licensee must attend the complete continuing education offering in order to report it for credit.”

    Q: How can I pay for non-credit health occupation courses such as RN/LPN Refresher courses since they do not qualify for traditional financial aid?
    A: SCC has an automatic payment program through Nelnet. This program allows you to spread out your payments. For information about this program and to see if you qualify, go to:


    For more information regarding this course, please visit the Paramedic program or contact Andrew Eckart at 402-437-2819; 800-642-2819; or