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Present Duties

Since 1911, the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) has regulated nursing practice and education in protection of the public’s health, safety and well-being. It oversees the licensure, certification, education and compliance of the approximately 80,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants and advanced practice nurses in Oregon.

The nine OSBN board members are appointed by the governor and include a mix of public members and nursing professionals. They represent a variety of nursing practice settings and geo­graphic locations. Board members serve three-year terms. The OSBN meets regularly throughout the year and may hold special meetings if necessary. The OSBN employs a staff of about 50 who provide customer service and assist the board in carrying out its mission.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Portland 97224-7012
Telephone: 971-673-0685
Fax: 971-673-0684
General Email:
Contact: Ruby R. Jason, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Peggy Lightfoot
Records Officer Email: Peggy Lightfoot
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 678.010–678.445
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog