Oregon Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Oregon Nurses

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Oregon State Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Oregon State Board of Nursing accepts courses provided by NetCE

RNs and LPNs NEW Starting with renewals on or after July 1, 2021, attestation to two (2) hours of cultural competency education is required every renewal. There is a one-time requirement of 6 hours in pain management and/or treatment of the terminally ill and dying patients, plus an additional one-hour course specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Department of Human Services. NEW Beginning January 1, 2022, the one-hour OPMC course is required every renewal.

For licensees who cannot attest to 400 hours of nursing practice within the past 2 years, the following additional requirements apply:

  • A minimum of 600 hours of practice in the last 3 years, and 20 hours of continuing education related to area of nursing practice.
  • A minimum of 800 hours of practice in the last 4 years, and 30 hours of continuing education related to area of nursing practice.
  • If less than 960 hours of practice in the last 5 years, practice re-entry application is required.

APRN-NPs must maintain active national certification congruent with license type and specialty. (APRN-NPs licensed prior to January 1, 2011, are required 45 contact hours of CE in population foci instead of national certification.)

APRN-CRNAs must maintain active national certification congruent with license type and specialty.

APRN-CNSs must maintain active national certification if offered in CNS specialty.

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For More Information

Please contact the Oregon State Board of Nursing at (971) 673-0685, or visit their website at https://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/pages/index.aspx.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
https://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/pain-management.aspx - Pain Management CE requirement for All Licensees.
https://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/Cultural-Competency.aspx - Cultural Competency CE requirement for All Licensees.
https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=286702 - RNs and LPNs.
https://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/Pages/advanced-practice.aspx - APRNs.
https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=3936 - APRN Licensure Rules OAR 851, Division 53.