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Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: Nurse Practitioners (NP) independently provide primary health care in one or more of the following classifications and scopes of practice: Adult NP, Nurse Midwife NP, Family NP, Geriatric NP, Neonatal NP, Pediatric NP, Psychiatric/Mental Health NP, College Health NP, Acute Care NP and Women's Health Care NP. Nurse Practitioners may have authority to prescribe and dispense medications within the scope of practice from a formulary approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

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Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: Nurse Practice Act, Division 50 (OAR 851-050)
Oregon Revised Statute, Chapter 678
Duration: 2 years
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Original Certification: $150.
Renewal: $105.
Prescriptive Privilege: $75.
Prescription Monitoring Fund: $50
Responsible Agency: Nursing, State Board of
Continuing Ed Requirements: 100 clock hours of continuing education obtained through independent, unstructured or structured learning activities. (National certification may count for 50 hours of CE.)
Division 50
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: 1. Current Registered Nurse license in Oregon.
2. Masters Degree in Nursing.
3. Completion of a Nurse Practitioner program specific to the specialty role/category.
4. Meet practice and continuing education requirements for renewal.
Application Form: Nurse Practitioner Initial Application
Service Links:  Initial Nurse Practitioner Application
 Dispensing Authority Application for NP & CNS
 Dispensing Authority Self-Assessment Test
 License verification
 Online Renewal and Personal Information Update
 Downloadable Renewal Form
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Proof of completion of prerequisites.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Nursing, State Board of
E-mail Address: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0685
Mail Address: Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97224
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/Pages/index.aspx

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