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About NPO

The Oregon Nurses Association has been the professional voice of nurses in Oregon for over 100 years. Nurse Practitioners established a special interest group within ONA in 1977 and achieved prescriptive authority in 1979.

Over time, this designation has changed to become "Nurse Practitioners of Oregon (NPO).” Your membership dues support the legislative activities in Oregon needed to enhance and at times maintain our progressive and independent NP practice. We also receive administrative support for our many organizational activities through the payment of our dues.

Our NP Annual Educational Conference generates additional income for the use of NPO and to benefit Nurse Practitioners. With our funds we have supported educational scholarships for NPs, lent support for NP mission activities, maintained a NPO website, and are supportive of enhanced care activities for Oregonians (i.e. recent grant to organization working to achieve access to care for uninsured Oregonians).

Membership in ONA means that an NP is automatically a member of NPO. ONA’s leadership team is called the Board of Directors and NPO also has an executive committee elected by NP members. Staff support to our leadership team is also supplied by ONA.

Click here to visit the ONA website for more information on the Oregon Nurses Association

NPO Purpose

The purpose of Nurse Practitioners of Oregon shall be to:

  1. Initiate and/or support legislation of interest to the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon membership.
  2. Promote recognition of the Nurse Practitioner's role by the public, other professional health care groups, and the nursing profession.
  3. Provide a forum for the exchange of information and act as a support system for Nurse Practitioners.


10/10/2018 » 10/13/2018
41st Annual NPO Education Conference

9th Annual NPO Pharmacology Conference

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