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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.
  • Public Disciplinary Documents Available Online
    As of July 2010, copies of public disciplinary documents taken during each Board Meeting are 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.
  • 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.

  • OSBN Statement Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis in Oregon

    In light of the legalization of cannabis in Oregon on July 1, 2015, the Oregon State Board of Nursing wants to reiterate that our licensees and certificate-holders are expected to practice with professional skill and safety at all times.  The Board wants licensees, certificate-holders, and applicants to be educated and informed about the use of substances and impairment in the workplace.


    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Marijuana and Nursing Practice
    Information from the Oregon Liquor Control Board

    NHTSA Drugs and Human Performance Fact Sheet
    National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • 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.

    Students Enrolled in Non-Oregon Based Programs & Preceptors

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