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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • date
  • 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.

    http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/rn-lpn/rules.htm (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. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (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. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (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.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

  • Health System
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    41.4925374, -99.9018131
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