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Professional Development FAQ

Provided is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the professional development offerings.
Professional Development
How do I find what continuing education offerings are available?
The best place to find all the offerings available is here on our web page under "Course Catalog" at the top of the page. Or, simply click this link to go directly to our course catalog. Use the filter features to find specific areas of interest or just browse through the list to see all we have to offer! You can also subscribe to receive emails about programs in your areas of interest!
How do I register for a class?

Registering for an offering is easy. The course catalog and homepage provide a link to the registration area. If you do not already have an account set up, you will be prompted to do so, but it is a quick process that will save that information so you don't have to enter it again each time you sign up for an offering.  Then just add the offerings you want to your shopping cart and check out. Simple as that!

To see detailed instructions and screen shots, click here.

Can I just call and register over the phone?
Our system is designed to give you more control over your educational activities, such as viewing upcoming classes you are registered for, seeing a transcript of offerings previously attended, and more. In order to provide these services, registration through the website is required, so we are no longer accepting phone registrations. If you have questions or need technical assistance with the registration process, contact us at or call (402) 354-7100
What if I need to cancel my registration?

We realize that things can come up that require you to cancel your registration. Good news! We have made it easier to do that. Just log in to your account on our web page and you can cancel your registration. 

For detailed instructions and screen shots, click here.

Who do I call if I have questions about a class?
If you have a question about an event, please see the "Contact Us" section on the bottom right side of the program page. You can email your question(s) to the email listed. You can also contact or (402) 354-7100.
What if I need to leave a class early? Can I still get my continuing education credit?
We recognize that sometimes circumstances arise that might prevent you from attending an entire event. You are welcome to attend as much of the event as possible. However, Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development Division adheres to the rules of the Midwest Multistate Division, Iowa Board of Nursing, and other credentialing bodies and does not award partial credit for its offerings. You may attend only part of the event, but our records would indicate that no credit was awarded to you. For questions, please email or call (402) 354-7109
How do I get a copy of my transcript?

1. Go to "Login & Email" on the top right side of the screen and select "Continuing Education"

2.  Log in to your account.

3. Here you will have the option to do the following: view Current Registrations, view Past Registrations, Search Events, view your Continuing Education, view and print your CE Certificates, view and edit User Information, Change Password and Logout.

4. Click "Certificates" and you can view and print your CE certificates. 

Who do I talk to about payment questions?
The staff in the Nebraska Methodist College Business office is happy to assist you with any questions regarding payments. You can call (402) 354-7061 or email
What is your refund policy?

Nebraska Methodist College Center Professional Development (PD) is fully committed to accurately advertising all educational activities and honor all registrations made in good faith. In the event of either a canceled participant registration or an educational activity cancellation, NMC PD will strive to provide the participants an equitable solution.

Continuing Education Cancellation/Change Policy: 

  1. Unless a special refund policy is stated for a particular continuing education activity, the standard cancellation rules will apply.
  2. If the cancellation request is received at least 48 hours in advance of the start date/time of the continuing education activity, a full refund will be given upon notification by telephone ((402) 354-7100), e-mail (, or by canceling your registration via the instructions emailed when registration was confirmed.
  3. We will attempt to refund monies in the way in which they were received with the exception of cash and credit card payments over 90 days. Cash payments will be refunded in check format and credit card refunds that are older than 90 days from the date of the original payment will need to be refunded in check format.
  4. Any checks that are not cashed within 90 days from the issue date will be subject to our voiding process. We will make every attempt to contact the recipient in order to ensure the check gets cashed. If the check is voided then the balance will be placed back on the student’s Professional Development account to be used towards future courses. If the credit is not used by the end of the calendar year then the credit is forfeited.
  5. If the cancellation request is received less than 48 hours in advance of the start date/time of the continuing education activity, the registration fee will be applied as a credit to your account and may be transferred to a different continuing education activity in lieu of a refund. Credit must be used within the same calendar year. Any credit remaining at the end of the year will be forfeited.
  6. If you do not attend the activity and do not notify NMC PD using the guidelines listed above, NMC will retain registration fees.
  7. Transferring the registration to another person may occur without charge or penalty.
  8. Online continuing education activities may be canceled with a full refund upon notification by telephone ((402) 354-7100), e-mail (, or by canceling your registration via the instructions emailed when registration was confirmed. No refunds will be processed after a student has logged into the online course.
  9. A full refund will be given if a course is canceled by NMC PD. 
  10. For cancellations related to weather or other emergencies, information will be emailed to the address you used to register for the course as soon as a decision has been made.
  11. In the event that a scheduled speaker is unable to present, an equally qualified presenter may be substituted

Certificate Course Cancellation/Change Policy

  1. If you are accepted, a deposit of $250 is due within five days of acceptance. Failure to pay the deposit will result in immediate forfeiture of your place. $150 of this deposit is a non-refundable registration fee.
  2. The remaining balance is due no later than 14 days before the course start date.
  3. If you need to drop the class 2 weeks or more before the course starts, NMC will retain the non-refundable registration of $150. The remaining $100 can be refunded.
  4. Students may receive a 50% tuition refund 4-14 days prior to the first class/orientation, either online or in person. No refunds will be given three days (or less) prior to the first class, online or in-person.
  5. Non-participation is not considered a drop request and does not relieve the student from the obligation to pay for the course.
  6. Students can request to transfer to another course for a $75 transfer fee, 14 days prior to the course start date. Registrants are only able to transfer once. If you transfer a second time, you forfeit any monies and need to re-register in a course.
  7. Students are not able to extend tuition beyond the calendar year. If the student has not successfully completed the course prior to the end of the calendar year, all tuition paid will be forfeited.
  8. There is an opportunity to join the next course (if seats are available) under the following guidelines: you have started the course, are unable to continue due to extenuating circumstances, and you have received approval from the Director of Professional Education. This requires a $100 non-refundable change request fee in addition to the $150 non-refundable registration fee. If that student needs to change courses a second time they must re-enroll.
How do I know if a program is cancelled due to a weather or other emergency?
Participants will be notified via email as soon as possible after the decision is made. Emails will be sent to the email address you used to register for the course. A full refund will be given if the event is cancelled and unable to be rescheduled or if attendee notifies us in advance that they are unavailable on the new program date.
What if I have some special needs related to attending an educational activity?
We will work to meet your specific accommodation needs to the extent possible. For those with hearing, vision, mobility, dietary, or other special needs, call us at (402) 354-7100 or email at least 10 days prior to the start of a class or program.
How do I know which offerings are peer-reviewed?

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development Division (PD) 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.

As an approved provider, the continuing educations credits we provide are peer-reviewed hours.

The rules regarding the number of hours of continuing education credit as well as requirements for peer-reviewed versus non-peer reviewed hours varies by discipline and by state. Each professional is accountable to understand his or her accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board. Each is awarded continuing education credits based on program content and relevance to specific clinical practice. See individual program information for discipline specific credit information.

Can I use BLS (CPR) or ACLS towards my licensure requirements?

How many hours can I count for ACLS/PALS /NRP/BLS?

Nebraska Methodist College does not provide ACLS/PALS/NRP/BLS certificates to use towards your continuing education.

“You are limited to no more than 4 hours from CPR and BLS (combined). Other life support courses, such as ACLS, NALS, PALS, are not limited, however they may not be peer-reviewed.” Source: DHHS website

ACLS and PALS taken at NMC will be counted as 4 hours of CE.

Please call the DHHS or visit the DHHS site  for further information about if you can claim your CPR course as part of your continuing education for renewal of your nursing license for the state of Nebraska. 

Should you need a letter stating the date of the ACLS or PALS class (with date and time spent in the class) please send an email to Christine at Please include your full name, course you took (PALS initial or renewal, ACLS initial or renewal) and an address you want the letter mailed/emailed to.

How do I request an educational offering on a specific topic?
The easiest way to request a continuing education activity on a specific topic is to use the request form on our website. Click here to access the form. We look forward to hearing from you!
How do I obtain a replacement card for CPR/BLS, PALS or ACLS?
Please click here to access a replacement American Heart Association card.
How do I obtain a CPR/BLS, PALS, or ACLS Book for an upcoming class?

Any student can borrow a copy of all Life Support books at the Clark building front desk. You do not need to contact us prior to picking up, for front desk hours please call (402) 354-7000. **ALL borrowed texts MUST be returned to the front desk the day of class.   

The American Heart Association (AHA) now allows the books to be used during the written exam. Books will be available in the classroom for that purpose, so borrowed books must be returned to the Front Desk prior to class.  

WOMEN'S HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES:   Please contact Michelle Stahlecker at or at (402) 815-1895.

JENNIE ED EMPLOYEES: Please contact Penny Peters at or at (712) 396-6003.   *Students will also have the opportunity to purchase a book for their life support course from the link in their registration email upon successful registration.  

FREMONT METHODIST HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES: Please contact Carly Norton to arrange a book pick up at or at (402) 941-7377.

How do I subscribe for e-mail flyers?
Subscribing is easy and allows you to select exactly what type of mailings you get from Professional Development. Fill out the subscribe form on our webpage and select your profession and categories of interest. You will begin receiving fliers to the e-mail address you provide.
How do I unsubscribe from receiving e-mail fliers?
If you have previously subscribed for our e-mail fliers and wish to discontinue delivery, please click "unsubscribe" at the bottom of the e-mail that you received. This will automatically remove you from all lists. If you have questions, please contact
How do I update my selections to receive different fliers than I am currently getting?
You can update your selections anytime by filling out the subscribe form again.
Why am I no longer receiving program fliers via e-mail?

In order to provide a more customer-focused experience, we have targeted our e-mail campaigns to those individuals who have expressed interest in the programs and services we offer. If you are not receiving our fliers and wish to, please fill out the subscribe form.

If you want to change which fliers you want to receive, you can subscribe again picking what you want and the system will update for you. If you somehow stopped receiving email fliers and you want to continue, please subscribe again.

If you subscribed to receive fliers and are no longer receiving them, please contact or call (402) 354-7100 and we can work to resolve any issues.

For questions, contact or call (402) 354-7100.

Do Alumni get free or discounted continuing education?
Yes! NMC alumni are eligible for free continuing education through our CE for Life initiative. CE for Life provides all NMC alumni free access to all standard live and online courses! Alumni discount will automatically be applied during the registration process through a series of verification questions including graduation year, program, and last name on your diploma.
CE for Life does not include special events or nonrefundable deposits.
Will you always have record of my CEs?
The responsibility for continuing education falls upon each licensee. Maintaining evidence of completed education takes vigilance on the part of the licensee. A good rule of thumb is to retain continuing education certificates for 5-7 years. A good practice is to keep a folder, physical or electronic, with all of the certificates from continuing education programs attended. An audit is conducted after every renewal cycle. Licensees who are randomly selected for an audit are required to submit copies of their continuing education certificates. (Source Nebraska Board of Nursing News, Fall 2020)
NMC's online registration system houses CE certificates so you have access to them, but we advise that you always keep your own records as well in the event of electronic malfunction.
How do I get a 1098T for my CNA, Phlebotomy, Sterile Processing, Pharmacy Technician, or other certificate course?
NMC does not supply 1098T tax information for certificate courses. You can supply a copy of your course statement to your tax consultant.