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2013 Board Statement on the Multi-State Nurse Licensure Compact
Summary of the 2010 Multi-State Nurse Licensure Compact Meeting
Click Here for Licensure by Exam and Endorsement Forms
Click Here for Licensure Renewal, Reinstatement and Change of Address Forms
Click Here for the Ohio Licensure Verification Page
Accommodations for the NCLEX Examination
The Eight Steps of the NCLEX
Click Here for the Criminal History Fact Sheet located on the Discipline and Compliance Page
Click Here for the Momentum Article about Criminal History located on the Discipline and Compliance Page
Pearson VUE delivers the RN and LPN NCLEX examination for the the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). These two examinations are used to test entry-level nursing competence of candidates for licensure as RNs and LPNs. Licensure candidates can visit www.pearsonvue.com/nclex to register for the NCLEX® and obtain detailed instructions. A candidate may also register for the NCLEX® by contacting Pearson VUE at 1-866-496-2539.
NCLEX Quick Results 900 Number Discontinued
The 900 number Quick Results service that NCLEX candidates use to obtain NCLEX results will no longer be in service effective January 1, 2013. Please utilize the www.pearsonvue.com/nclex for information on accessing the Quick Results program via the Web.
CHECKING THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION: Check the status of your application on the Board’s web site at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Verification.htm. Click on ''verification" and you will be directed to the license and certificate verification site. Refer to the instructions on the web page regarding recommended browsers. Once we have started processing your application, your name will appear as “pending” until your license is issued.
PAYMENTS: Fees must be made payable to “Treasurer, State of Ohio”. Personal checks or cash will not be accepted. Send a certified check, cashier’s check or money order. Business checks from government entities, corporations, and education or training programs will be accepted. Payments must be drawn on a United States (U.S.) bank and payable in U.S. dollars. Please do not staple your payment to the application.
ALL APPLICANTS: If you are mailing a licensure related form to the Board of Nursing, please send to ATTENTION: LICENSURE UNIT. This will facilitate the processing of your request.
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS: Click Here For More Information
We are committed to issuing licenses as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Information About Required Criminal Records Checks for Licensure and Certification
Click Here to find out how the Criminal Records Check may affect your future employment as a nurse or certificate holder in Ohio. Or go to the Discipline & Compliance Page.
Verification of your nursing license is available at the License & Certificate page of the Board website. Your name, license number and expiration date is public information and may be viewed by anyone. Please note that when calling the Board office with questions about your license that Board staff generally will not use social security numbers as a primary means to verify licensure information. In December, the licensure designation for LPNs who are authorized to administer medications and to perform limited IV Therapy changed from “LPN IV” to LPN M-IV. License designations for LPNs are as follows:
An LPN who is authorized to administer medications, but not perform limited IV Therapy, will have a license designation of “LPN Meds”.
An LPN who is authorized to administer medications and to perform limited IV Therapy procedures will have a license designation of “LPN M-IV”.
If an LPN is NOT authorized to administer medications or to perform limited IV therapy procedures, they will have a license designation of “LPN”.