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Browse our list of approved LPN programs in Oregon (OR)

The Oregon State Board of Nursing requires a number of items to be presented and approved to the board before it issues a practical nursing license. First, it should be noted that there are only two ways that an LPN can become licensed in the state of Oregon. The first is to graduate from an approved education program and to pass the NCLEX-PN examination. The second is for LPN who are currently licensed in another state to apply for licensure in the state of Oregon by way of endorsement. This must be evaluated and approved on a case by case basis by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN).

For license by way of endorsement, completion of the requisite education and practical nursing courses is a given. We’re assuming the transferee has graduated from a nursing program within the past 5 years, which would satisfy the 960 hour requirement of nursing practicum. Note that the Board will not consider continuing education hours as a part of the 960-hour practice requirement.

Along with the course work and the NCLEX exam, English proficiency must be determined. If the applicant’s primary nursing education took place within the United States, then the transcripts from that institution would suffice. But if the applicant completed their nursing studies abroad, they will have to submit a language proficiency certificate, such as a passed TOEFL exam. Lastly, all LPN applicants must submit to a national criminal background check, which requires the recording of your fingerprints and cross-referencing these prints against FBI databases.

For students that have just graduated and are wondering about how much the licensing exam will be, it will cost $160 per attempt. The board will charge the applicant $52 for the security clearance. Now, if you’re not a student and you’ve been practicing as a nurse in another state or U.S. territory, you’ll have to prove that you meet the OSBN´s practice and legal requirements as well as prove that you’ve fulfilled the requisite nursing education.

You can apply for an endorsement packet into Oregon from whatever state or territory you’re coming from online. The packet will include all of the necessary forms for you to complete, as well as a form that specifically will be used to verify that you’ve passed the licensure exam developed for that state or territory by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. Note that only results to/for exams produced by the NCSBN will be considered.


LPN Training Programs in Oregon

Pioneer Pacific College is a nationally recognized college with three Oregon locations. Degree programs are available in Business, Law, Computer Science and Health Services.

Programs:

  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting
Locations: Springfield
Looking to advance your career or enhance your professional skills? Earn your degree online at Grantham University. Programs include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science and more.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - Nursing Diploma
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)

Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

Programs:

    Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.

    Programs:

    • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)

    Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

    Programs:

    • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

    Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

    Programs:

    • MS in Nursing
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

    Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, research university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world.

    Programs:

    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
    • And more...

    Grow, lead, succeed - with an online graduate degree
    Keiser University Graduate School provides student-centered, quality career education that enables you to make an immediate contribution to your profession. For over 35 years, Keiser University's commitment to excellence has led to success for our graduates. Our unique combination of a strong curriculum rich in relevant courses for today’s workforce and our students-first approach provides an outstanding academic experience. Become part of a caring, learning environment, whether online or on campus, led by experienced faculty who bring you real-world challenges and solutions.

    Programs:

    • Nursing, MS (Online)
    • Doctor of Health Science (Online)
    Successful careers begin at the Milan Institute. We offer quality hands-on training, experienced faculty and a staff committed to helping you realize your goals.

    Programs:

    • Medical Assisting
    Locations: Nampa

    You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College. Our accelerated Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and Certificate programs are designed to help you complete your education as quickly as possible. We offer year-round classes and flexible scheduling - study anytime from anywhere. We provide students not only with the technical skills necessary for success, but also job search and placement assistance so you can find new opportunities after graduation.

    Programs:

    • Certificate - Medical Assisting
    Locations: Vancouver

    List of LPN Schools in Oregon (OR)

    Complete list of Oregon schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

    Carrington College

    2210 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 761-6100

    Central Oregon Community College

    2600 NW College Way
    Bend, OR 97701
    (541) 383-7540

    Chemeketa Community College

    4000 Lancaster Drive NE
    Salem, OR 97309
    (503) 399-5058

    Clatsop Community College

    1653 Jerome
    Astoria, OR 97103
    (503) 338-2436

    Columbia Gorge Community College

    400 East Scenic Dr.
    The Dalles, OR 97058
    541-506-6140

    Concorde Career College

    1425 NE Irving St., Building 300
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 281-4181

    Klamath Community College

    7390 South 6th Street
    Klamath Falls, OR 97603
    (541) 880-2212

    Mt. Hood Community College

    26000 SE Stark St.
    Gresham, OR 97030
    (503) 491-6727

    Oregon Coast Community College

    400 SE College Way
    Newport, OR 97366
    (541) 867-8542

    Pioneer Pacific College – Springfield Campus

    3800 Sports Way
    Springfield, OR 97477
    (541) 684-4644

    Pioneer Pacific College – Wilsonville Campus

    27375 SW Parkway Ave.
    Wilsonville, OR 97070
    (503) 682-1862

    Rogue Community College

    202 S. Riverside
    Medford, OR 97501
    (541) 245-7504

    Sumner College

    8909 SW Barber Blvd., Suite 100
    Portland, OR 97219
    (503) 223-5100

    Treasure Valley Community College

    650 College Blvd.
    Ontario, OR 97914
    (541) 881-8822, Ext. 345

    Umpqua Community College

    1140 College Rd.
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    (541) 440-4613

    Valley Medical College

    4707 Silverton Rd. NE
    Salem, OR 97305
    (503) 363-9001

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