Ohio RNs – License Renewal Time!

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!

Ohio Nurses: Failure to Document May Result in Disciplinary Action Against Your Nursing License

The importance of documentation in the nursing field cannot be underestimated. The Ohio Board of Nursing is authorized to discipline a licensee for (among other things) failure to practice in accordance with acceptable and prevailing standards of safe nursing care.  Failure to document the administration or otherwise account for the disposition of controlled substances that … Continue reading Ohio Nurses: Failure to Document May Result in Disciplinary Action Against Your Nursing License

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES: New Legislation to take Effect on April 4, 2017

On January 4, 2017, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Substitute House Bill 216 into law. Effective April 4, 2017, there will be new licensing criteria for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).  A new APRN license will replace the current “Certificate  of  Authority” and “Certificate  to Prescribe”. The APRN license will also authorize a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), … Continue reading ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES: New Legislation to take Effect on April 4, 2017

Ohio Nurses and Social Media

Social media is a prevalent and common form of communication in society today.  Although social media offers benefits of faster and broader delivery of information, Ohio nurses should be aware of legal requirements and best practices in connection with the use of social media. Ohio Administrative Code 4723-4-03(H) and 4723-4-04(H) prohibit all nurses from accessing … Continue reading Ohio Nurses and Social Media

Ohio Board of Nursing – Mandatory Disqualifying Offenses

Prior to going through the time, effort and expense of attending nursing school you should know if you are eligible to be licensed as a nurse if you have convicted of a crime. Under Ohio Revised Code (“ORC”) Section 4723.092, there are certain offenses, for which individuals are ineligible for licensure.  ORC Section 4723.092 provides: “An … Continue reading Ohio Board of Nursing – Mandatory Disqualifying Offenses

Licensed Practical Nurses: Your Ohio Nursing License Renewal Period Ended October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 was the deadline for a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to renew their Ohio LPN nursing license with the Ohio Board of Nursing. If you are an LPN who did not renew your Ohio LPN nursing license by the October 31, 2016 deadline, your Ohio LPN nursing license is now lapsed. You may check … Continue reading Licensed Practical Nurses: Your Ohio Nursing License Renewal Period Ended October 31, 2016