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  • Attention: Online Services Maintenance Scheduled for Sunday, April 30

    Our online renewal and verification systems will be unavailable from 2 - 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, while we conduct routine maintenance

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may create. 


  • Welcome to the Oregon State Board of Nursing
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    The Oregon State Board of Nursing safeguards the public's health and wellbeing by providing guidance for, and regulation of, entry into the profession, nursing education and continuing safe practice.

    The Board of Nursing, with the help of its staff, determines licensure and certification requirements; interprets the Oregon Nurse Practice Act; evaluates and approves nursing education programs and nursing assistant training programs; issues licenses and renewals; investigates complaints and takes disciplinary action against nurses and nursing assistants who violate the Oregon Nurse Practice Act; maintains the nursing assistant registry; and, administers nursing assistant competency evaluations.
  • You've Graduated From Your Nursing Program--Now What?

    Congratulations on completing your journey to become a nurse! There is just one more thing to do: get your Oregon RN or LPN license. 

    We've recently updated our webpage to give you a step-by-step plan on how to apply for your Oregon nursing license and take the national nurse licensure exam (NCLEX).

    Click here for more information.

  • Board of Nursing Adopts Oregon Opioid Guidelines

  • Seeking Volunteers for the OSBN CNA/CMA Advisory Group
    The OSBN’s CNA/CMA Advisory Group has openings for members.  The group reviews a variety of issues pertinent to CNAs and CMAs and summarizes findings that may be presented to the Board.  Areas for consideration include adequacy of faculty and clinical placement sites, authorized duties, curriculum content, and examination pass rate trends.  The advisory group also provides input on areas for possible revision in the Division 61, 62, or 63 sections of the Nurse Practice Act.   
    If you would like to find out more, or are interested in applying to become a member, please click here: OSBN CNA/CMA Advisory Group. The membership application deadline is May 5, 2017
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