Obtaining Your Oregon Nursing License

OREGON STATE BOARD OF NURSING

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17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR  97224-7012
TEL:  971-673-0685 FAX:   971-673-0684

www.oregon.gov/OSBN

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$195.00

NO TEMP PERMIT AVAILABLE
Approx 3-6 weeks for license

Background Check

$52.00  

 

Documents/Requirements Needed

Completed online application
Verification of original state license
Verification of most current or recently practiced state license
Transcripts – Sent directly from nursing school
Completion of at least 960 practice hrs in last 5 yrs
Fingerprint card - Criminal background check
(Fingerprint card and instructions are provided by the board once online application is received.  Must request fingerprint card if a paper application is used.)

Apply Online:
https://osbn.oregon.gov/OBNPortal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=5&utyp=3

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely

$150.00

Approx 3-5 business days- Renew online w/in 60 days

Late Renewal

$250.00

Approx 10 business days for paper app

Reactivation

$317.00

 

Additional Info

Within 24 months of first renewal of OR license, must complete 7 hours of pain management-related CEU
-One of the 7 total hours must be completed online at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/PMC/pages/index.aspx

Within 60 days of expiration, requires either minimum of 960 hours during past 5 years, complete re-entry program within 2 years preceding renewal, OR graduate from OSBN-approved nursing program within past 5 years.

Expired more than 60 days – requires at least 960 hours during past 5 years (CEUs cannot be used) and complete background check (call OSBN at 971-673-0685 to request fingerprint packet)

Online Renewal Link
https://osbn.oregon.gov/OBNPortal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=5

Verify OR license
http://osbn.oregon.gov/OSBNVerification/Default.aspx

NOTE: Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address