Oregon 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 there is a one-time requirement of 6 hours in pain management and/or treatment of the terminally ill and dying patients. An additional 1 hour must be specific to Oregon provided by the Pain Management Commission of the Department of Human Services.

APRNs are required 100 contact hours of continuing education related to advance practice nursing. Proof of national board certification may be used to meet continuing education course requirements for the current renewal cycle for up to 50% of the total CE requirement.

APRN-NPs with prescriptive authority are required 45 contact hours, including a minimum of 15 hours in pharmacotherapeutic content at NP-level of specialty role. National certification will satisfy up to 50% of total CE requirement.

APRN-CNSs with prescriptive authority are required 45 contact hours, including 15 hours in pharmacotherapeutic content at APRN-level specialty role or proof of national certification.

APRN-CNSs without prescriptive authority are required 40 contact hours every two years. Proof of national board certification will satisfy up to 50% of total CE requirement.

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For More Information

Please contact the Oregon State Board of Nursing at (971) 673-0685, or visit their website at http://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/advanced-practice.aspx - APRNs.
https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=3938 - CE requirements for APRNs with prescriptive authority.