How to Become an LPN in Oregon
To become an LPN in Oregon you will need to:
- Attend an approved practical nursing program in the United States.
- Complete an application form for licensure. You can get one at http://www.osbn.state.or.us/OSBN/pdfs/forms/RN-LPNexamapp.pdf. Your application must also include a passport-size photograph attached to the Examination Picture Identification form and the appropriate application fees. For those who graduated less than a year ago, the director of the nursing school you attended must also sign and send the form to the Oregon State Board of Nursing. For those who graduated more than a year ago, your signature on the Examination Picture Identification form must be notarized. The application fee is $160 and the fingerprinting fee in order to obtain a national criminal history record check is $52. You must also be fingerprinted and send the completed fingerprinting documents (per the application’s instructions) to the Board.
- Request that your nursing school send a set of official transcripts to the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
- Register for the NCLEX exam at http://www.pearsonvue.com/nclex/. The exam fee is $200.
- Once you are approved to test, take and pass the exam
- Receive your license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Did you know that LPNs in Oregon earn a mean hourly wage of $20.88 or a mean annual wage of $43,420?
*Salary data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008
Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224
Phone: (971) 673-0685
Fax: (971) 673-0684