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
If you are a nurse who is under disciplinary action with the Ohio Board of Nursing that requires you to submit to random drug testing, you may not be able to travel outside of the United States without risking disciplinary action. Ohio nurses who are under probation with the Nursing Board are required to strictly comply … Continue reading Ohio Nurses Under Probation May Not Be Able To Travel Outside of the United States Without Risking Disciplinary Action
According to the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website, starting on July 1, 2016, all Ohio LPNs will be able to renew their professional license online. Important renewal information from the Nursing Board is located at: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/PDFS/2Renewal_Momentum.pdf Often, nurses have questions about how to respond to certain questions on the Renewal Application and what information needs to be … Continue reading OHIO LPNs – It is time to renew your license to practice nursing in Ohio!
Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Some states allow residents to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and to even grow up to six plants. While there have been various marijuana initiatives in Ohio, … Continue reading Although legal in other states, nurses have been disciplined for testing positive for marijuana in Ohio
A nurse alleged to have violated the Ohio Board of Nursing’s (“Nursing Board”) laws or rules is subject to discipline by the Nursing Board. Actions for which a nurse can be disciplined can be found here: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4723.28v1. This article is a general guideline to the Nursing Board’s disciplinary process. Stage One – Complaint Any member … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Board Disciplinary Process…What to expect
Despite efforts by Collis Law Group and others, the Ohio Board of Nursing recently voted to reduce the amount of time which may be given to legal counsel to present a disciplinary case to the Board after a nurse’s Administrative Hearing. At the November 2015 Board meeting, the Board changed its rule governing the amount … Continue reading Effective February 1, Nursing Board to reduce time limit for nurses to personally appear to defend
The role of the Ohio Board of Nursing is to regulate the practice of nursing. This entails issuing professional licenses to nurses and also investigating and imposing discipline on nurses who violate the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. Often, a nurse first learns that a complaint has been filed against them with the Nursing Board when they … Continue reading You have a right to counsel when meeting with a Nursing Board investigator
If you are licensed as a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Ohio it is time to renew your professional license. As part of its electronic renewal system, the Ohio Nursing Board assigns each nurse a unique User ID and Password. You can access this information through the Board’s website at:https://license.ohio.gov/lookup/password.asp … Continue reading Ohio RNs and APNs, time to renew your license!
In certain instances, it may be beneficial to self-report to the Nursing Board, even if not required by law. How and when should this be done? There are no simple answers. In Ohio, the Nursing Board can take a disciplinary action against a nurse who has been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor committed in the … Continue reading When should you self report to the Ohio Board of Nursing?