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  • Oregon Nursing License, Renewal and Verification Information

    Oregon Nursing LicenseNeed to get your Oregon nursing license? 

    Not only is Oregon a gorgeous place to live, but it also offers nursing opportunities ranging from permanent positions to travel nursing. 

    Below is information about getting your Oregon nurse license as well as information regarding the Oregon nursing license verification and renewal process.

    If you need assistance in getting your Oregon license, fill out the form to the right and our team of experts at NursesRx will help you through the Oregon nursing license process.

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    How to Get an Oregon Nursing License

    Before beginning the Oregon nursing license process, here are some important things to keep in mind. 

    • Individuals must complete a Board-approved nursing program.
    • Oregon nurse license by examination costs $169
    • Oregon nursing license by endorsement costs $204.
    • There are no temporary licenses offered or options to expedite you license.
    • All applicants are checked through LEDS and undergo a national fingerprint-based criminal records check, which costs $64.50
    • If you have graduated from a nursing program in the U.S. and you are applying by endorsement, you can only apply online.
    • If you are applying by endorsement from an international nursing program, you must complete a paper application

    Oregon Nursing License Verification

    Need to start the Oregon nursing license verification process? 

    You may check the status of your Oregon nursing license application here.

    You can verify that your license has been issued on the license verification system or on Nursys.

    Oregon Nursing License Renewal

    Oregon nursing licenses must be renewed every two years. The license expires on your birthday on an even numbered year if you were born on an even year, and on an odd numbered year if you were born in an odd year. 

    Please keep in mind that this means your first Oregon nursing license could be valid for only a few months depending on when you were born. 

    Here are some other things to remember when completing the Oregon nursing license renewal process:

    • Oregon nursing license renewal fee is $145.
    • Renewing applicants have a background check done through LEDS.
    • You can complete the Oregon nurse license renewal process online.
    • To fulfill the practice requirement, you must have completed a nursing program in the past 5 years, completed 960 hours of practice in the proceeding 5 years, or completed a reentry program.

    Additional Information and Links

    Oregon State Board of Nursing


    17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. 

    Portland, Oregon 97224-7012

    Website: https://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pages/index.aspx

    Phone: (971) 673-0685 

    Email: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us

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