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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 Service Employee Recognition Week, May 1-7

    Celebrated May 1-7, Public Service Recognition Week honors the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees. They lead the efforts to cure diseases and prevent epidemics. They support small businesses and struggling communities to strengthen our economy. They provide public safety and our national defense, protect our environment, and explore distant planets.  They do all these things and more with a sense of patriotism, ingenuity, persistence, and a strong commitment to help others.

    Join us this week as we celebrate all those who have answered the call to serve our country and our communities as government employees.

  • When Will I Be Licensed? Check the Application Status Wizard!

    If you have submitted an application for licensure and would like to know the current status, use the Board of Nursing’s new Application Status Wizard.  Click the link and enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number and date of birth.  You’ll get a real-time list of the application checklist items that are awaiting completion, such as the receipt of your transcripts or verification from another state.  You can also print a receipt so you have a record of payment. 
  • Board of Nursing Seeking New Members

    ​The Board of Nursing has current openings for a direct-care Registered Nurse and a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Interested parties should visit the Governor's Boards and Commissions webpage for information on how to apply.

  • 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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