DECLARED EMERGENCY: The state declared emergency ended June 18, 2021, however for the duration of the federal declaration of emergency, the Board will continue to recognize ORC Section 4723.32(G)(7) as in effect for purposes of authorizing nurses who hold an active, valid license in another state to practice in Ohio without an Ohio nursing license. See


Upcoming Events

September 13, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Advisory Group on Dialysis September Meeting

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September 14, 8:30 amSeptember 15, 3:30 pm

Ohio Board of Nursing September Board Meeting

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September 15, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Community Health Workers Advisory Group September Meeting

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News and Announcements

Ohio Department of Health Shares Monkeypox FAQ Resource for Health Care Providers

The U.S. recently declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. The Ohio Department of Health has added a Monkeypox Frequently Asked Questions resource to their website. Health care providers […]

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The Summer 2022 Issue of Momentum is now available!

The Summer 2022 Issue of Momentum magazine is now available. The Board encourages you to take a look. Momentum magazine has items of interest and importance both to licensees and […]

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Important Update for Healthcare Providers on Infant Formula Alternatives – Ohio Department of Health

Due to the recent Abbott infant formula recall and related formula shortages, the Ohio Department of Health WIC Program is temporarily allowing several flexibilities, including more formula options (brands and […]

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Ohio Board of Nursing Warns Licensees of Continued Fraudulent Calls to Nursing Personnel

The Ohio Board of Nursing is warning its licensees of continued reports from nurses and employers regarding fraudulent calls from individuals posing as a Board of Nursing investigator. The caller […]

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Governor DeWine Signs Executive Order Effectively Banning New Opioids

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2022-05D to suspend the normal rulemaking process to allow the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to classify seven benzimidazole-opioids as Schedule I […]

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Two questions on the APRN application must be answered “yes” to proceed with the application.

Beginning in September 2021, two questions on the APRN application must be answered “yes” to proceed with the application. This assures that when you submit the application, you have met […]

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SB 3, Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

SB 3, Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor on July 1, 2021. Effective January 1, 2023, the Compact allows RNs and LPNs […]

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Promoting Excellence in Health Care Regulation

Whether you are applying for or renewing a license, filing a complaint, or need to learn more about continuing education, the Board can assist you. Together we can protect the health and welfare of the public through effective regulations and nursing excellence.