Oregon Licensure & Registration Info

The Oregon Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses and practical nurses. Nurses planning to work Oregon must apply to the Board of Nursing for licensure. Oregon is not a Nurse Licensure Compact state.

Select license type you’re applying for:

Registered Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP or VS Verification Letter.

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test Passing Score: 84; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Score: 6.5; Minimum passing score for each module: 6.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP or VS Verification Letter.

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP or VS Verification Letter.

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test and Passing Exam Scores:

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test: Passing Score: 84; Speaking score: 26
  • IELTS: Overall Score: 6.5; Minimum passing score for each module: 6.0

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores not required to be resubmitted to CGFNS for CP or VS Verification Letter.

Exams scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES if your program was not taught in *English.

Notes

*Applicants are English Exempt if they were educated in Australia, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, United States

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