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
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
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!
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
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
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
LPNs who are renewing their nursing licenses in Ohio this year are required by the Ohio Board of Nursing to renew online. The Ohio Board of Nursing will no longer accept paper renewal or initial licensure applications. All applications must be submitted online. However, as WSYX Channel 6 Investigative Reporter Brooks Jarosz discovered, the new … Continue reading Ohio LPNs experience difficulties renewing licenses with new online system
Last week, I attended the Ohio Board of Nursing’s bi-monthly meeting where the members of the Board issued final sanctions against dozens of Ohio nurses. At that meeting, the members of the Board also authorized the issuance of over sixty Notices of Opportunity for Hearing to Ohio licensed nurses. The Notice of Opportunity for Hearing (or Notice … Continue reading Ohio Nurses: Things To Consider If You Receive a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing from the Ohio Board of Nursing