Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0026 - Licensure By Examination for Graduates of Nursing Programs Outside of The US or From Programs Without An NCLEX®Program Code and Who Meet The Practice Requirements of 400 Hours of Nursing Practice in The Two Years Preceding Receipt of A Completed Application. This Section Is Also Applicable to Internationally Educated and Licensed Applicants Who Will Be Attending A Graduate Program That Includes A Hands-On Practice Practicum

(1) Applicants must arrange for a credentials evaluation of the completed program to be sent to the Board by a Board approved credentials evaluation service. The evaluation must show substantive equivalency with programs of the same level in the U.S. and for the applied level of licensure.
(2) Verification of practice hours must be received directly from the employer. The verification must contain the level of practice and a listing of nursing duties, the number of hours worked, and signed by an administrator of the facility. This letter must be presented in English; a translated copy of the original letter from an American Translators Association certified translator will be accepted as long as it is accompanied by the primary source letter in its original language.
(3) Applicants who are approved to practice nursing in another country and have practiced in a nursing role outside of the US and who have never held a US nursing license must take the English version of the NCLEX® prior to being awarded a license to practice in Oregon.
(4) Applicants eligible for licensure under this section must pass the NCLEX® prior to application expiration or will be required to enroll and pass a Board approved nursing re-entry program.
(5) Applicants who have failed the examination will be held to the re-examination requirements of OAR 851-031-0015 (5).
(6) Applicants with 400 hours of nursing practice within two years of application must meet the requirements of this section prior to being allowed to voluntarily take a Board approved re-entry course.


Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0026
BN 6-2021, adopt filed 06/21/2021, effective 7/1/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 678.040 & ORS 678.150

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.040 & ORS 678.150

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