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: 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

You can be licensed as a nurse in Ohio with a criminal history … depending on the crime

In Ohio, it is possible to be licensed as a nurse even if you have a prior criminal background. However, there are certain crimes that are considered absolute bars to licensure and if convicted of one of these particular crimes, you will be permanently barred from ever being licensed as a nurse in the state … Continue reading You can be licensed as a nurse in Ohio with a criminal history … depending on the crime

Alternative Program for Chemically Dependent Nurses

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