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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:
2210 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Drive NE
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 East Scenic Dr.
Concorde Career College
1425 NE Irving St., Building 300
Klamath Community College
7390 South 6th Street
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St.
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Pioneer Pacific College – Springfield Campus
3800 Sports Way
Pioneer Pacific College – Wilsonville Campus
27375 SW Parkway Ave.
Rogue Community College
202 S. Riverside
8909 SW Barber Blvd., Suite 100
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd.
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Valley Medical College
4707 Silverton Rd. NE
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