The Ohio Board of Nursing’s (“OBN”) Fall 2018 edition of Momentum Magazine includes an interesting article concerning the use by nurses of social media. The article addresses the American Nurses Association’s (“ANA”) Principles for Social Networking and the Nurse.
A Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing is a negotiated contract between the nurse and the Board that specifies the terms and conditions under which a nurse on probation may continue to practice as a nurse and/or seek reinstatement of their license, if suspended. By signing the Consent Agreement, the nurse agrees (among … Continue reading Nurses who enter into a Consent Agreement with the Ohio Board of Nursing MUST complete all conditions OR negotiate terms to modify to the Agreement.
Renewal of Ohio licensed practical nurse (“LPN”) licenses begins on July 1, 2018 and ends on October 31, 2018. It is recommended to renew as soon as possible. It is a disciplinable offense to engage in the practice of nursing having failed to renew a nursing license. An Ohio LPN license which is not renewed … Continue reading Ohio Licensed Practical Nurses: It Is Time To Renew Your Nursing License
A person may report to the Ohio Board of Nursing (“Nursing Board”) information the person has that appears to show a violation of a Nursing Board law or rule. The Nursing Board is required to investigate evidence that appears to show a violation of a Nursing Board law or rule. The Nursing Board employs investigators … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Board Investigations
There are certain matters which must be disclosed to the Ohio Board of Nursing (“Board”) by a nurse license applicant or a nurse who is renewing their license. The Board’s nurse license application and renewal application includes, but is not limited to, questions concerning felonies, certain misdemeanors, incompetency, professional licensure actions or investigations, mental illness, … Continue reading Disclosures to the Ohio Board of Nursing
Marijuana for medical or recreational purposes is now legal in some states, such as Colorado and Oregon. However, use of marijuana is still illegal in Ohio. If employed as a nurse, you can be subjected to pre-employment, for cause, or random drug tests. If you test positive for marijuana, you may be terminated from your … Continue reading Nurses: Marijuana is still Illegal in Ohio, and a Positive Drug Screen could lead to Discipline
Under RC 4723.24, if a nursing license is not timely renewed, the license lapses on the first day of November of the renewal year. Registered nurses must renew their licenses on odd-numbered years. Therefore, if you do not renew your RN license by October 31, 2017, it will lapse. Practicing nursing on a lapsed license … Continue reading Registered Nurses: Don’t Let Your License Lapse
The Ohio Board of Nursing is the state agency that regulates the practice of nursing in Ohio. The mission of the Nursing Board is to protect the public by ensuring that nurses have the skills to provide care to patients. In instances where a nurse has violated the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Board has … Continue reading The Ohio Board of Nursing’s Practice Intervention and Improvement Program
In our private practice of representing nurses before the Ohio Board of Nursing, we are often contacted by nurses who have entered into a Consent Agreement with the Nursing Board and who want to change the terms after the Consent Agreement has already been approved by the nurse and the Nursing Board. Typically, however, a … Continue reading TYPICALLY, A CONSENT AGREEMENT WHICH HAS BEEN SIGNED BY A NURSE AND THE OHIO BOARD OF NURSING IS FINAL AND GENERALLY WILL NOT BE MODIFIED
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 … Continue reading Ohio RNs – License Renewal Time!