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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.

Announcements, News, and Events

April 2021 Board Retreat and May 2021 Board Meeting Announcement

The Ohio Board of Nursing Board Retreat will be held Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. The Retreat 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: The Retreat agenda and materials will be […]

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2021 Advisory Group Appointments – Application and Information

Advisory Groups and Committees General Information Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Application Information Summary on APRN Board Policy B-09

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May 2021 Advisory Groups and Committee Meetings

The following Advisory Groups and Committee Meetings will be held in May 2021. Advisory Group on Nursing Education – May 6, 2021 at 10:00 am These meetings will be virtual meetings live-streaming on YouTube. The meetings are open to the public and the public may access the meetings by clicking the following YouTube link: […]

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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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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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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.