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  • 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.
  • New Office Hours Beginning November 3

    To provide better service to our licensees, the Oregon State Board of Nursing is expanding its office hours.  As of November 3, our main office and phone line will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Our office is located at 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road in Portland. 

  • Professional Responsibilities for Treatment of Patients with Ebola
    Bearing in mind recent headlines concerning Ebola, it’s important for nurses and nursing assistants who have accepted patient assignments to remember their duty to provide nursing care without discrimination while ensuring patients’ health information remains private.  If a patient assignment is refused, that is an employer-employee matter.

    Nurses are integral members of the healthcare team and essential in the coordination and communication of client-centered plans of care.  For more information regarding the current health situation and the role of Oregon nurses and nursing assistants, please visit these informative links:
  • Expedited Licensing Available for Military Spouses

    If you are the spouse or domestic partner of an active service member, Oregon state law allows the Board of Nursing to expedite your licensure or certification endorsement process.  

    • In addition to meeting all usual Board requirements, applicants should:  A) Provide evidence that you are married to, or in a domestic partnership with, an active member of the United States Armed Forces, and B) Provide verification that you are licensed or certified in another state, and you are not subject to disciplinary action in that state.
      Please call or email our office at (971) 673-0685 or oregon.bn.info@state.or.us to get further information about this expedited application process.

    Link to House Bill 2037

  • Students Enrolled in Non-Oregon Based Programs & Preceptors
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    If you are enrolled in a non-Oregon based APRN or prelicensure program, or precepting a student enrolled in a non-Oregon based program, please review the information page linked below.
  • Public Disciplinary Documents Now Online
    As of July 2010, copies of public disciplinary documents taken during each Board Meeting are now available online. You may view a list of all actions taken during a Board Meeting by clicking the link below. Simply click on the applicable meeting date to find a link to the documents.

    You may also look up a licensee with our online License Verification System and view any discipline documents for individual licensees.
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