How to Obtain Your Oregon Nursing License

License by Endorsement

ASSOCIATED FEES

Application

$195

Background Check

$52

License Renewal

Link to Online Renewal

ASSOCIATED FEES

PROCESS

Timely

$150

Renew online within 60 days of expiration

Late Renewal

$250

About 10 business days for paper application

Reinstatement

$317

Temporary License Processing 

The Oregon State Board of Nursing does not issue temporary permits.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

TEMPORARY

PERMANENT

Completed Online Application

N/A

Yes

Proof/Verification of Original State License

N/A

Yes

Verification/Copy of Most Current State License

N/A

Yes

Fingerprint Card & Criminal Background Check

N/A

Yes

Transcripts — Sent Directly from Nursing School

N/A

Yes

960 Practice Hours in Last 5 Years

N/A

Yes

Fingerprint card and instructions are provided by the board once online application is received. If a paper application is being sent in, nurse must request a fingerprint card when application is sent.

Additional Information

Renewals:

Nurses must complete 7 hours of pain management-related CEU within 24 months of first renewal.

One of 7 total hours must be completed online here.

Reinstatement/Renewal (Within 60 Days After Expiration):

  • Minimum of 960 hours during past 5 years
  • OR completion of re-entry program within 2 years preceding renewal
  • OR graduating from Oregon State Board of Nursing approved program within past 5 years

Reinstatement/Renewal (More than 60 Days After Expiration)

  • Minimum 960 hours during past 5 years (CEUs cannot be used)
  • New complete background check (call OSBN at 971-673-0685 to request fingerprint packet)

View license verification information here.

Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.

Contact Information & Mailing Address

Oregon State Board of Nursing

17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, OR  97224-7012

Phone:  971-673-0685

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