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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

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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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