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 will lapse on November 1, 2018. An Ohio LPN whose nursing license has lapsed is not authorized to work as a nurse until their nursing license is reinstated by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
The renewal fee is $65.00, plus a $3.50 transaction fee. A late processing fee goes into effect on September 16, 2018. An Ohio LPN who renews their nursing license on or after September 16, 2018 must pay an additional $50.00. Fees must be paid online at the time of renewal with a credit or debit card (Master Card, VISA or Discover), or pre-paid card. The renewal application will not be processed until all required fees are submitted. All fees are non-refundable.
The renewal application includes, but is not limited to, questions concerning criminal, licensure, mental health matters, and alcohol/drugs matters. All information provided in the renewal application is required to be true and accurate. Depending on the response given to certain questions in the renewal application, uploading an explanation and Certified copies of certain specific documents is also required.
In certain cases, the renewal application may be forwarded to the Ohio Board of Nursing Compliance Unit for review and an Ohio Board of Nursing investigator may contact the LPN to obtain additional information. In other cases, a Consent Agreement may be offered to the LPN to resolve a disciplinable offense instead of preceding to an administrative hearing.
If you do not understand a question in your LPN renewal application, or do not know what additional information to upload with your renewal application, it is recommended to obtain experienced legal counsel to assist you before submitting your LPN renewal application, speaking with an Ohio Board of Nursing investigator, or signing a Consent Agreement.
For additional renewal application information from the Ohio Board of Nursing, see: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/Licensure/Renewal/Renewal_Momentum.pdf.
As always, if you have questions about this post or the Ohio Board of Nursing, contact one of the attorneys at Collis Law Group LLC at (614) 486-3909.