NOTICE: Through the COVID-19 declared Emergency, the Board is closed to visitors but is continuing all operations remotely. To contact the Board, go to the “Contact Us” section at the bottom of this page.
COVID-19: Click here for licensing information and guidance documents for Nursing Education, Practice and APRNs/Prescribing.

Attention Out of State Nurses: During the COVID-19 declared emergency, nurses who hold an active, valid license in another state may practice in Ohio without an Ohio license for the duration of the declared emergency. (Section 4723.32(G)(7), ORC)

HB 404 Extends License Expiration Dates Previously Authorized by HB 197

HB 404, effective November 23, 2020 continues essential operations of state and local government in response to the COVID-19 declared emergency, and authorizes the Board to extend the expiration dates of certain licenses to July 1, 2021. Click here for more information.


The Ohio Board of Nursing will hold a public hearing on March 3, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The Board proposes to adopt the following rule in the Ohio Administrative Code:

  • Rule 4723-2-05

The proposed rule is available at this link and also available from:

All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard at the public hearing. The hearing will be conducted virtually, using Microsoft Teams.

If you would like to present testimony, you are strongly encouraged to email no later than 5:00 pm on March 1, 2021 so that a meeting invitation can be sent to you prior to the meeting. It is recommended that you conduct a test of this platform prior to the public rules hearing date to ensure your microphone and audio are working properly.

If you would like to watch the meeting but do not wish to present testimony, the rules hearing will be live streaming on YouTube. The public may access the public rules hearing by clicking the following YouTube link:

In addition, written comments received by the Board will be considered. Persons interested in providing written comments are strongly encouraged to do so no later than March 1, 2021 so that Board members may be able to review them prior to the hearing. Please send these written comments by one of the following means:

via e-mail to:

via mail to:
Holly Fischer, Chief Legal Counsel
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3466

For more information regarding the rule-making process, please see:

Announcements, News, and Events

HB 197 Temporary Licenses: End Date March 1, 2021

Effective March 2, 2021, temporary nursing licenses issued based on HB 197 have been closed. This means that anyone who held a temporary license but did not pass NCLEX is no longer authorized to practice nursing in Ohio and their license shows an end date of March 1, 2021 in eLicense. To obtain an Ohio […]

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March 2021 Advisory Groups and Committee Meetings

The following Advisory Groups and Committee Meetings will be held in March 2021. Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing – March 9, 2021 – 10:00 am Advisory Group on Dialysis – March 16, 2021 – 1:00 pm Advisory Group on Continuing Education – March 19, 2021, at 10:00 am These meetings will be virtual meetings live-streaming on […]

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ALERT: Fraudulent Calls

The Board continues to hear from nurses and employers who are receiving calls from someone posing as a Board of Nursing investigator. The caller may state that nurse(s) are under investigation by the DEA, FBI, or Board of Nursing; the caller may ask for DEA numbers or bank account numbers and may threaten loss of […]

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Advisory Group Appointments for 2021

The Ohio Board of Nursing is reposting the Advisory Group application to fill three vacant positions to the 2021 Advisory Group on Nursing Education at the March 2021 Board meeting. If you are interested, please complete the application on the website and email it to the Board office at by 5:00 p.m. on Monday […]

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March 2021 Board Meeting

The Ohio Board of Nursing meeting will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., and Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be a virtual meeting live-streaming on YouTube. The meeting is open to the public and the public may access the meeting by clicking the following YouTube link: […]

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Nurses: Help Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry ( is the State of Ohio’s online system for managing public health and healthcare professionals who wish to volunteer to provide vaccinations.  This site supports a variety of personnel who may be called to action during disasters and public health activities.  Ohio Responds is the system used to notify volunteers […]

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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.