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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.


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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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