Except for graduates of Oregon nursing programs, graduates of United States schools shall be allowed to take the licensing examination prior to receipt of an official transcript provided that the school has verified, in writing, completion of all requirements for graduation or program completion, including supervised clinical experience at the level of licensure sought. An official transcript shall be on file with the Board before the license is issued. Graduates of Oregon nursing programs follow internal Board procedures as described in the application.
Limits on Eligibility for Licensure by Examination:
Applicants for licensure by examination who have been previously licensed shall meet the practice and/or reentry requirements as stated in Board rules.
Applicants for initial licensure by examination (not previously licensed in another state or country) shall be permitted to test no more than three years following graduation or program completion.
An applicant who fails to pass the examination in three years shall not be eligible to reapply for licensure by examination, except that the applicant may subsequently enroll and successfully complete an approved program of nursing in order to be eligible to reapply for licensure by examination.
Requirements and Procedures — Application for Licensure by Examination: