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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.


LPN Training Programs in Oregon

  • Grand Canyon University - Where a Quality Education and Faith Coexist
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Programs:

  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • AS - Nursing
Locations: Portland

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)

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.

Programs:

  • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
  • And more...

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Pioneer Pacific College is uncompromisingly dedicated to helping people improve their lives through high-quality, college-level career education. 

Programs:

  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting
  • Diploma in Medical Assisting
  • And more...
Locations: Springfield

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology. We offer diploma and associate degree programs for careers in the culinary, technical, medical, business, and legal fields.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Salem

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, nonprofit university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. The online programs connect students to a dynamic community of devoted educators, accessible research, and a dedicated support team.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

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.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Programs:

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University. Take classes online or on campus. Pursue your degree to help you start the career you want. Learn more now.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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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