ORS 678.372
Rules for clinical nurse specialists

The Oregon State Board of Nursing shall adopt rules to implement ORS 678.370 (Clinical nurse specialists), including but not limited to rules establishing:


Procedures and requirements for initial issuance and continuation of licensure to act as a clinical nurse specialist, including but not limited to educational requirements;


The scope of practice of clinical nurse specialists, including the authority to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs after approval of an application to do so by the board;


Educational requirements for clinical nurse specialists applying for prescriptive authority that include but are not limited to:


At least 45 contact hours in pharmacology; and


Clinical education in patient management, including pharmacotherapeutics, that is comparable to the requirements for completion of a nurse practitioner program;


The amount of any fees necessary for initial issuance and renewal of licensure, initial application for prescriptive authority and renewal of application for prescriptive authority; and


Other rules necessary to carry out the provisions of ORS 678.370 (Clinical nurse specialists). [1999 c.498 §3; 2005 c.462 §5; 2019 c.358 §36]
Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing requirements for hospital technicians employed by state correctional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188


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