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Oregon Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Oregon?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Oregon, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Oregon Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs and APRNs.

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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every two years, the Oregon Nursing Board requires nurses to renew their licenses. (There are no nursing CEU contact hours needed to renew Oregon RN, LPN, or APRN licenses other than the Pain Management requirement.)

Mandated State Courses

Oregon law requires all licensed nurses to take seven hours of pain management continuing education. This is a one-time requirement.

One hour must be a course provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission

Six additional hours will fulfill the requirement:

Pain Management for Oregon Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

Oregon RN licenses renew at midnight the day before the nurse's birthday in even-numbered years for nurses born in even-numbered years, and in odd-numbered years for nurses born in odd-numbered years.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

Oregon LPN licenses renew at midnight the day before the nurse's birthday in even-numbered years for nurses born in even-numbered years, and in odd-numbered years for nurses born in odd-numbered years.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

Oregon APRN licenses renew at midnight the day before the nurse's birthday in even-numbered years for even-numbered years, and in odd-numbered years for nurses born in odd-numbered years.


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Oregon nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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