Oregon Board of Nursing


Board of Nursing Oregon is a state regulated agency located in Portland, Oregon and established with an aim of safeguarding the public’s health and well-fare of the Oregon citizens with safe and competent practice by assisting and promulgating regulation for the individuals entering into the nursing profession and for nursing education.

Composition of the Board

The Board of Nursing OR is composed of 9 members, representing nursing profession and public, and represents different Oregon state geographic locations. Out of 9 members, five members are Registered Nurses, which include one nursing educator, one nursing administrator, two non supervisory nurses involved in direct patient care and one nurse practitioner. Other members represent One LPN, One CNA and 2 public members. The serving term of each member is 3 years

The Board members are appointed by the Governor and for any nurse member vacant position; the Governor may select registered nurse, LPN or CNA members from a list of three to five nominees of for each vacancy submitted by the respective nurse association or any other professional organizations that represent these members.

Board Meetings

In a year Board hold 11 meetings including six teleconferenced meetings and five, two-day in-person meetings and if it is required they even hold a special meeting. Board meeting are open for public attendance.

OR Board of Nursing Functions:
Licensure and certification requirements;
Implement the Oregon Nurse Practice Act;
Approves/ disapprove or deny, and evaluates nursing education programs and CNA training programs all over the Oregon state;
Issues/Renewals of licenses and Certification
Conduct investigations on complaints for practice and behavior violations, violation of Oregon Nurse Practice Act or Law by the licensee and takes disciplinary action against the licensee.
Regulate, manage and maintain CNA 2 registry, administers competency evaluations exam and enforce disciplinary sanctions on CNAs.
Offer testimony to the legislature and other organizations as required.
The Board has the responsibility for overseeing different types of programs for LPNs, RNs, NPs, CRNAs, CNs, CNAs and CMs that prepare an individual for licensure, certificates and certification for legal practicing.

Additional Board of Nursing Oregon services:

Information on Board
Publications
Administrative Rules and the Nurse Practice Act
Applications and Forms
Meetings & Minutes
Employment Opportunities
Different web Links
Advanced Practice and Specialty Practice Policies
RN/LPN Practice Policies
Board Policies
CNA 2 Registry Information
CNA-Related Information
Educational Programs: LPNs, RNs, NPs, CRNAs, CNs, CNA2 and CMs
Receive a Licensee Complaint
Pain Management CE
RNFA Registry

Contact details of OSBN:

Oregon State Board of Nursing?17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.?Portland, Oregon 97224-7012
Phone: 971-673-0685 ?Fax: 971-673-0684
Web: www.oregon.gov/OSBN

Hours of Operation
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

General Office Number:  971-673-0685

To Make a Complaint concerning a Nurse or Nursing Assistant:
Ph.: 971-673-0678