Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0039 - Licensure by Endorsement

(1) Applicant must meet all standards for eligibility established in OAR 851-031-0006 and have completed at least 400 hours of verifiable practice within two years or have graduated from their initial nursing program within two years preceding submission of a completed application. If qualifying by initial education and enrolled in the program on or after January 1, 2022, the program must include a clinical component.
(2) Per ORS 678.050(3)(b) the Board cannot accept third party payment for any endorsement application and the licensee must attest to having self-completed the application.
(3) Requirements and procedures for Licensure by Endorsement:
(a) Using instructions provided by the Board, the applicant must arrange for:
(A) Primary source verification from original licensing state or US jurisdiction showing successful completion of the examination as defined in OAR 851-031-0006(2)(b); and
(B) Transcript documenting graduation from a pre-licensure program used to originally qualify the applicant for nursing licensure. If the program no longer exists, the applicant must provide verification from the state in which the program was located stating that the program was authorized as a degree, diploma, or certification awarding nursing program in that state at the time of graduation and the applicant must provide documents that a degree in nursing was received from the program; or
(C) If internationally educated, a credential evaluation from a US board approved credential evaluation service, documenting graduation from a pre-licensure program that originally qualified the applicant for nursing licensure. The age of the credential evaluation report is not relevant as long as the report is the original report establishing educational equivalency during initial licensure in the US.
(b) An application for licensure by endorsement that has not resulted in the issuance of a license within one (1) calendar year of payment posting will be considered void.
(c) Nurses licensed prior to 1989 without verification of passing the State Pool Test Board (SPTB) or verification of other US entry-level competency examination must have their application reviewed by the full Board for determination if documents qualify for Oregon licensure.
(4) Applicants from Puerto Rico who have been initially licensed in Puerto Rico and have taken the English language NCLEX-RN® or NCLEX-PN® must meet the requirements of this section to qualify for endorsement.
(5) Applicants from Canada qualify for endorsement if they graduated after January 1, 2015, and meet the requirements of this rule. Section (3)(a)(C) of this rule does not apply.
(6) The Board is the sole judge of all documents and credentials.


Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0039
BN 6-2021, adopt filed 06/21/2021, effective 7/1/2021; BN 26-2021, amend filed 11/22/2021, effective 12/1/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 678.140, ORS 678.040 & SB 40 - 2021-2023 Regular Legislative Session

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.140 & ORS 678.040

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