Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0087 - Nurse Emeritus License

(1) The nurse granted Retired Nurse Status may apply for Nurse Emeritus licensure. The Nurse Emeritus license allows the continued practice of nursing in a voluntary capacity only. The Nurse Emeritus license provides for practice at the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse level. There is no Nurse Emeritus status for Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
(2) An applicant for initial Nurse Emeritus licensure must submit the following:
(a) Appropriate application and fee including attestation of 10,000 lifetime practice hours.
(b) Attestation to having 400 hours of practice in the past two years;
(c) A professional practice competency plan that includes:
(A) Identification of one's volunteer practice role; and
(B) Identification of the setting where volunteer practice will occur; and
(C) Documentation that demonstrates how competency for the volunteer practice role has been attained; and
(D) A plan for continued independent or formal learning to maintain competency specific to one's volunteer practice role.
(3) A nurse holding Nurse Emeritus licensure must indicate such by using the title:
(a) RN-E; or
(b) LPN-E.
(4) A Nurse Emeritus license is valid for up to two years following the licensure calendar cycle set forth in ORS 678.101(1).
(5) A Nurse Emeritus license is not renewable. For continued Nurse Emeritus status, the Nurse Emeritus must submit a new completed application and describe how competency has been maintained, and how competency will be maintained, during the next two year cycle. Word for word competency plans from previous applications will not be accepted as a continuing competency plan. The Board is the final determiner if the competency plan is adequate for the practice of each Nurse Emeritus.
(6) For a Nurse Emeritus to continue practicing nursing, the application for license should be received by the Board prior to the expiration date of the current Nurse Emeritus license.
(7) If the initial Nurse Emeritus license has expired for more than one year, the Nurse Emeritus must show evidence of how competency has been maintained during the intervening time between expiration and application.
(8) A fingerprint-based criminal records check per OAR 851-031-0006(2)(e) is required when application for Nurse Emeritus license is made if an active license has not been held for more than 30 days from the date of application.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 851-031-0087
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 678.040 & ORS 678.140

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.040 & ORS 678.140

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