On July 1, 2017, the renewal window opened for registered nurses in Ohio. The sooner you renew, the better.
Cost and Timing:
Prior to September 15, 2017, the fee to renew your RN license is $65.00. An RN Renewal Application filed after September 15, 2017 will also include a $50.00 late fee. The RN license renewal window closes October 31, 2017. After October 31, 2017, your RN license is considered by the Ohio Board of Nursing (“Nursing Board”) to have lapsed and you are unauthorized to practice nursing in Ohio until reinstated.
For instructions on renewing your RN license and to review the questions in the RN Renewal Application go to: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/Forms/Samples/SAMPLE-RN_Renewal_App-2017.pdf
When you are ready to renew your RN license, go to: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/forms.htm#RenewalForms
Questions on the RN Renewal Application:
The RN Renewal Application includes, but is not limited to, questions concerning your employment, residency status, Social Security number, criminal matters, medical or mental health matters, and substance abuse matters. You are required to answer all questions on the RN Renewal Application truthfully and accurately. Additionally, there are certain instances where you are required to upload with your RN Renewal Application specific documents and a written statement explaining your response to a particular question(s) in the RN Renewal Application.
Based on the response(s) in your RN Renewal Application, the Nursing Board may open an investigation. If an investigation is opened, you may be contacted by a Nursing Board investigator by phone or email requesting additional information or documentation concerning your response(s).
If you do not understand a particular question(s) in the RN Renewal Application, or do not know what additional information to submit to the Nursing Board in support of your RN Renewal Application, it is recommended to obtain experienced legal counsel to assist you with preparation of your response or before speaking with a Nursing Board investigator.
As always, if you have any questions about this post or the Ohio Board of Nursing, contact one of the attorneys at the Collis Law Group LLC at 614-486-3909 or go to our website at http://www.collislaw.com for more information.