Tuesday, July 03, 2007

RN Licensure Transfer

On 5th June, I mailed away the packet applying for an Oregon RN license by endorsement -- which means I was saying "Since I am already licensed in California, can I please have a license in Oregon?"

According to the website for both the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CABRN), this is a three-step process:
  1. Apply to the OSBN for licensure by endorsement.
  2. Ask City College of San Francisco to mail my transcripts directly to the OSBN.
  3. Ask the CABRN to send me verification of my own licensure, in a "state secured envelope" which I am not to open, but instead immediately forward to the OSBN
The CABRN's website states the process could take 6 weeks. They cashed my check on 18th June, so waiting a full 6 weeks would be cutting it close!

I've been eagerly checking my mailbox every afternoon, hoping to see this "state secured envelope" -- but no dice yet.

Yesterday I was faced with some bad news and some good news.

The bad news: still so sign of a "state secured envelope" from the CABRN.

The good news: my Oregon RN License, in a regular old run-of-the-mill envelope from the OSBN! I guess that "state secured envelope" must have been mailed directly to the OSBN!


~ Keith

PS -- as an added kicker though, the extra bad news: the way the expiry works in Oregon, is such that my new RN license is set to expire 31st Oct 2007! The good news, though, is that in Oregon I have no CEU requirements, so I don't have to kill myself getting a bunch of CEUs in a short period of time!

1 comment:

Unknown said...


I'm thrilled you're headed north! I would love to buy you a beer and tell stories. And even more than that, I would love to take a long Sunday ride this Fall on motorcycles, but alas, I sold my bike last Winter. I had to pay some bills. Life is hard sometimes, but God is good. Looking forward to meeting with you at some point.