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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.
  • 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.
  • License Verification Made Easy for Employers
    keyboardOnline Subscription Service Enables Automatic Bulk Verifications

    To make the verification of employee licenses easier, the Board of Nursing offers an easy-to-use online service. Subscribers to the low-cost service may receive daily, weekly, or monthly emails containing the current license status for all nurses and nursing assistants in their employ at one time. The service automatically notifies subscribers when a change occurs to an employee's license status, including new disciplinary actions, or when licenses are due to renew.

    Click on the link below to subscribe or call 971-673-0658 to arrange a demonstration for your facility.

  • 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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