Ohio Nurses: New way to update your address with the Nursing Board

Moved? Changed your Name? Manage your Nursing License/Certificate Online As a nurse licensed to practice in Ohio, it is your responsibility to notify the Nursing Board of any changes to your address or your name. Beginning July 1, 2016, all name and address changes must be performed on-line by accessing the Nursing Board’s new eLicense … Continue reading Ohio Nurses: New way to update your address with the Nursing Board

Ohio Board of Nursing Alternative Program: Underutilized by the Ohio Board of Nursing and Often a Bad Option for Nurses

Many nurses who realize they have a chemical dependency problem consider applying for the Ohio Board of Nursing’s Alternative Program for Chemical Dependency. The Alternative Program is a program designed as an alternative to public discipline for the Board to monitor nurses who suffer from chemical dependency issues who want to obtain treatment. The Alternative … Continue reading Ohio Board of Nursing Alternative Program: Underutilized by the Ohio Board of Nursing and Often a Bad Option for Nurses

Ohio Nursing Board imposes Permanent Practice Restrictions

In our practice at Collis, Smiles and Collis, we have the privilege of representing not only Nurses before the Ohio Board of Nursing but also other professionals before their licensure Boards.  This has given us the opportunity to see how various licensure Boards in Ohio handle disciplinary matters. Each licensure Board in Ohio has its … Continue reading Ohio Nursing Board imposes Permanent Practice Restrictions

Who Monitors the Ohio Board of Nursing?

The Ohio Board of Nursing's mission is to "actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care." http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/ The Board is responsible for issuing licenses to nurses, to regulate the education of nurses, and to discipline nurses who have violated the provisions of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. (R.C. 4723). … Continue reading Who Monitors the Ohio Board of Nursing?

Alcohol Prohibitions – Be Aware of the Things You Eat and Drink As Well As the Products You Use and the Medications You Take

In alcohol impairment cases before the Ohio Board Of Nursing resulting in Consent Agreements, the Alternative Program, Board Orders, or otherwise requiring nurses to undergo screening for alcohol, nurses are typically required (among other things) to abstain completely from the use of alcohol or any products containing alcohol. It is critically important to avoid beverages, … Continue reading Alcohol Prohibitions – Be Aware of the Things You Eat and Drink As Well As the Products You Use and the Medications You Take

Permanent Practice Restrictions on Nursing Licenses

For violations of the Nurse Practice Act in Ohio, the Nursing Board can impose a range of sanctions against a nurse which can include (but are not limited to) any of the following sanctions: revocation, suspension, reprimand, temporary or permanent practice restrictions. Prior to the Board imposing a sanction against a nurse's license, the Board … Continue reading Permanent Practice Restrictions on Nursing Licenses

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 26, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10am-2pm is another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. For information on where to take unused and unwanted medications you may call 1-800-882-9539 or go to: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ Before the previous take-back day in April 2013, I entered the following post: I regularly meet with and represent nurses before the Ohio Board … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 26, 2013