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Proper way to write an Oregon license number

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Hello,

I recently obtained my RN license in Oregon by endorsement. This question may sound a bit silly, but when writing out my Oregon license number (to include on my resume), is it correct to include the "RN" at the end of the number? The state I currently live in only includes numbers and no letters for an RN license so I haven't seen this before.

Thanks for your help!

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I'd do it however it appears on the license (so in that case, include the letters). The main reason they'd need it is to look up your credentials with the state database, and in the state database it will appear however it appears on the license. If they have trouble with it, they can just drop the RN; however, if you take it off, they may not know to add it back on if they're having trouble finding you in the database. I've had a license in a state that just used numbers and in another a state that has 'RN' before the numbers. I did what I just described and never had any problems.

The bigger issue is that every so often, you'll fill out an online form (like a job app) which requires your license number, and sometimes the boxes will only let you input numbers (no letters). In that case, I guess just include the numbers, and if they have trouble verifying your license they'll call you and you can explain what happened.

PS, I love your username. It reminds me of one of my good friends in college--she was an artist (primarily making large scale stuff like murals) and she wanted to be a surgeon. She said she loved the idea of it because surgery is all about visualizing where things will go in your head before you translate that message to your hands, just like art.

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Thanks for the advice adventure_rn. Apparently Oregon does not give out plastic cards for your license, so I couldn't refer to the card. But in the email I received from the Oregon State Board of Nursing that told me I was officially licensed listed it with the RN at the end, so I'll just include it.

And thank you about the name, I always wished I could find more ways of incorporating my hobby of visual art into my nursing career. So I love that your college friend was able to find a way to reframe the way she views her medical profession as an artistic one.

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Thanks for the advice adventure_rn. Apparently Oregon does not give out plastic cards for your license, so I couldn't refer to the card. But in the email I received from the Oregon State Board of Nursing that told me I was officially licensed listed it with the RN at the end, so I'll just include it.

And thank you about the name, I always wished I could find more ways of incorporating my hobby of visual art into my nursing career. So I love that your college friend was able to find a way to reframe the way she views her medical profession as an artistic one.

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No worries. Like most states, Oregon has a 'verify a license' website. You could look yourself us and see how the license number officially appears on the site:

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From the license verification page, it appears that all OR license numbers have the type of license (RN, LPN, etc.) at the end of the number.

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