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.
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
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!
Under the Ohio Nurse Practice Act, R.C. 4723.28, the Nursing Board can deny, revoke, suspend, reprimand, impose a fine or place limitations on a nursing license. To take disciplinary action against a nurse, the Nursing Board first must charge the nurse with violating some provision of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. Notice is usually provided to … Continue reading What is a Nursing Board Consent Agreement?
On November 20-22, 2013, the Ohio Board of Nursing met for its bi-monthly meeting. At that meeting, the Board voted to issue Notices of Opportunity for Hearing to over 80 nurses in Ohio. The Notices either proposed to take a disciplinary action against a nurse for an alleged violation or Automatically or Immediately suspended certain … Continue reading How to request a hearing with the Ohio Board of Nursing
I am often asked by nurses, if a disciplinary action taken by the Nursing Board against their license will be available to the public. The answer is Yes. Under the Ohio Public Records law, R.C. 149.43, any official action taken by a governmental agency is a public record. http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/149.43 What does this mean? Prior to the internet, to … Continue reading Nursing Board disciplinary actions are public and posted on the Board’s website
In Ohio, nurses who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction or abuse should immediately seek treatment at an authorized chemical dependency treatment facility. However, nurses are often concerned about voluntarily seeking treatment because they do not know what effect, if any, treatment will have on their nursing license. Fortunately, for Ohio nurses, the Ohio Board of Nursing has established the Alternative Program for … Continue reading Alternative Program for Chemically Dependent Nurses