The Oregon State Board of Nursing safeguards the public’s health and well-being by providing guidance for, and regulation of, entry into the profession, nursing education and continuing safe practice.

The Board of Nursing, with the help of its staff,

  • determines licensure and certification requirements
  • interprets the Oregon Nurse Practice Act;evaluates and approves nursing education programs and nursing assistant training programs
  • issues licenses and renewals
  • investigates complaints and takes disciplinary action against nurses and nursing assistants who violate the Oregon Nurse Practice Act
  • maintains the nursing assistant registry
  • administers nursing assistant competency evaluations

Oregon State Board of Nursing website