Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
  • Organisation
    Nebraska Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    State Office Building
    301 Centennial Mall South
    NEBRASKA 68509-4986

    Location Address
    State Office Building
    301 Centennial Mall South
    NEBRASKA 68509-4986

  • Phone
    +1 402 471 4376
  • Fax
    +1 402 471 1066
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Charlene Kelly, PhD, RN
    Executive Director
  • Regulatory Body

    The Nebraska Board of Nursing is authorized by the Nurse Practice Act, in section 71-1,132.10 the purposes of the Board are identified as:

    • To provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens,
    • To insure that nurses meet minimum standards of proficiency and competency,
    • To insure that programs of nursing meet the educational needs of the student and qualify students
    • To serve the public safely, and
    • To regulate the field of nursing in the interest of consumer protection in the State. (accessed on 22.04.2009)

    Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United Statesin 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures. (accessed on 22.04.2009).

  • Health System
  • Map
    41.4925374, -99.9018131
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