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On January 1, 1912, the waiver period for registration without examination ended with a total of 195 persons licensed as Registered Nurses.

In 1949, a meeting of the directors of the schools of nursing was held to determine the advantages of joining the National Test Pool Examination. A contract was signed to begin use of the examination in October, 1949.

On February 2 and 3, 1994, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing gave its last pencil-and-paper licensure examination to 333 Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse candidates. The paper examination was only offered two times per year and was given en masse, over a two-day period. A failure to pass the examination meant a six-month wait to retake the test. Beginning April 1, 1994, a new licensure examination was offered via computer, called the NCLEX, for National Council Licensure Examination. The computer-based, interactive test was available 15 hours a day, six days a week, and candidates were able to set up an appointment for testing at their convenience.


Please Review Instructions and Requirements Prior to Application and Document Submission.

Renewal for Current Oklahoma Active Licensees: LPN, RN, APRN and AUA Certificate Holders

Name/Address Changes Due Within 30 Days of the Change

Most Documents Are Submitted To OBN Through Your Nurse Portal Account

General Forms and Information

Applications Types and Related Information

Multistate Licensure: For Existing Single-State Nurses Actively Licensed in OK

Multistate Licensure: Former OK Licensees No Longer Holding Active Licensure

Last Modified on Nov 06, 2023