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The best way to start down the path of LPN training in Oregon is covered in our latest free resource. Most careers in the healthcare field in Oregon are enjoying record growth and the field of practical nursing is too. See what Oregon practical nurse training entails and much more below. We break it all down for you.

Find Practical Nurse Schools in Oregon

How to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Oregon

If you graduate from a Oregon State Nursing Board authorized training course and then pass the NCLEX-PN, you will be on your way to getting your LPN license in the state of Oregon.

What is the procedure for becoming a certified Licensed Practical Nurse in Oregon?

See the exact steps to become an LPN in Oregon below.

Step 1 – Complete the minimum prerequisites for LPN training in OR

The initial step to take when you are becoming a licensed practical nurse in Oregon is to be sure you can meet the standard entrance prerequisites. They can be different at all the accredited programs.

Step 2 – Decide on the kind of Practical Nurse credential you want to earn in Oregon

One more decision to make as an aspiring practical nurse is whether you intend to get an associate degree or a diploma/certificate. If you want to get more insight about each education level for LPNs in Oregon, see our resource here.

Step 3 – Register for an approved LPN class in Oregon

Licensed practical nurse training in Oregon is managed and regulated by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and you’ll have to complete a program approved by them to be eligible to take NCLEX-PN in Oregon.

Licensed Practical Nurse Schools in Oregon

Pioneer Pacific College Beaverton PN Course
Barbara Lew, MPH, MSN-FNP
4145 SW Watson Avenue #300
Beaverton, OR 97005
County: Washington
(503) 688-2130

Central Oregon Community College PN Training Course
Jane Morrow, Nurse Administrator
2600 Northwest College Way
Bend, OR 97701
County: Deschutes
(541) 383-7417
Practical Nurse curriculum during the first year of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

Lane Community College PN Course
Margaret McHugh, Program Administrator
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
County: Lane
(541) 463-5730

Mt Hood Community College PN Program
Linda Fleshman, RN, MSNHCE, MST, Program Director/Nurse Educator
26000 Southeast Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030
County: Multnomah
(503) 491-6727

Oregon Coast Community College PN Course
Linda Mollino RN, MSN Director of Nursing and Health Occupational Programs
400 Southeast College Way
Newport, OR 97366
County: Lincoln
(541) 867-8513
Practical Nurse curriculum during the first year of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Concorde Career College PN Courses
Gwen Collins, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing
1425 Northeast Irving Street Building 300
Portland, OR 97232
County: Multnomah

Sumner College PN
Jeanine Olson, Nursing Department Chair
15115 SW Sequoia Parkway
Portland, OR 97224
County: Washington
(503) 223-5100

Umpqua Community College PN Program
April Myler, MSN, RN, Department Chair/Director
1140 College Road
PO BOX 967
Roseburg, OR 97470
County: Douglas
(541) 440-7684

Chemeketa Community College PN Training Program
Sandra Kellogg, RN, MSN
4000 Lancaster Drive Northeast
PO BOX 14007
Salem, OR 97309
County: Marion
(503) 399-5058
Practical Nurse curriculum during the first year of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

Institute of Technology PN Classes
Boethin, B. Shawn, MSN, RN, Program Administrator
4707 Silverton Road Northeast
Salem, OR 97305
County: Marion
(503) 363-9001
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Oregon State Board of Nursing Approved Nursing Education Program List as of: 01-31-2019

Pioneer Pacific College Springfield PN Course
Carmen Angel, MSN, RN, Nurse Administrator
3800 Sports Way
Springfield, OR 97477
County: Lane

Rogue Community College PN Program
Linda Wagner, RN, MN, Nursing Department Chair
7800 Pacific Avenue
White City, OR 97503
County: Jackson
(541) 245-7752

Step 4 – Sign up for and Take the NCLEX-PN examination

LPNs in Oregon need to pass the NCLEX-PN exam to earn their license. Here is a more detailed look at the NCLEX-PN, what is actually on the test and in the sections of the examination.

Step 5 – Pass the NCLEX-PN and Start Towards Your LPN Career Goals in Oregon

If you want to do have success in your quest to become a practical nurse, all you need to do is follow the steps we detail above. Take the last step and pass the NCLEX-PN in Oregon and be on your way!

LPN salary in Oregon

In Oregon has a very high demand for licensed practical nurses through 2024 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 13% gain in additional opportunities for licensed practical nurses in Oregon. Below you will find a listing of the largest cities in Oregon and even more info on LPN pay by location and county.
LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$15.63$21.20$29.05
Medford, OR MSAHourly$19.93$25.55$30.68
Southern Oregon BOSHourly$19.57$24.47$29.07
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSAHourly$19.94$24.22$29.73
Eastern Oregon BOSHourly$18.76$24.11$29.26
Corvallis, OR MSAHourly$19.45$23.79$29.69
Salem, OR MSAHourly$19.39$23.36$28.67
Bend, OR MSAHourly$17.79$23.24$28.01
Coastal Oregon BOSHourly$19.93$23.24$29.00
Eugene-Springfield, OR MSAHourly$18.98$22.62$28.76
Linn County (BOS)Hourly$16.22$21.68$27.20

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