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

English Language test scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test Agencies and Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 83; Speaking Passing Score: 26
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Scores 6.5; Speaking: 6.0
  • TOEIC: Overall Score: 780

Notes

Any applicant taught in English DOES NOT need to take an English exam or submit an ELP Report. All non-English applicants where the language of instruction and textbook was NOT SOLEY in English are required to take an English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam. If language of instruction and textbook have English and another language the applicant must take an ELP exam.

Registered Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes

Licensed Practical Nurse - Initial Licensure

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

English Language test scores are required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Accepted English Language Proficiency Test Agencies and Scores:

  • TOEFL Overall Score: 83; Speaking Passing Score: 26
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Scores 6.5; Speaking: 6.0
  • TOEIC: Overall Score: 780

Notes

Any applicant taught in English DOES NOT need to take an English exam or submit an ELP Report. All non-English applicants where the language of instruction and textbook was NOT SOLEY in English are required to take an English Language Proficiency (ELP) exam. If language of instruction and textbook have English and another language the applicant must take an ELP exam.

Licensed Practical Nurse - Endorsement

Service(s) Required

English Language Proficiency Exam Results

Exam scores are not required to be submitted to CGFNS for CES

Notes