Welcome to the Ohio Board of Nursing

Public protection is critical, as nursing impacts every citizen of Ohio. Through licensing services, education programs, and compliance processes, we are dedicated to ensuring public protection.

Rule Revisions

The Board completes its five-year review of applicable rules in a timely manner each year. Also, each year, individual rules not slated for five-year review are amended to comply with recent legislative changes or for technical or non-substantive reasons.

The Board held a hearing regarding proposed rule revisions on November 20, 2019. You may review the proposed rule changes at the Register of Ohio website, http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/rules/search.

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.

Announcements, News, and Events

Ohio Department of Heath Alert – Coronavirus

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued an alert regarding the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) disease. Coronavirus was declared a Class A reportable infectious disease on January 23. Health care providers are required to report confirmed or suspected cases of nCoV immediately to the local health district (LHD) where the person lives (or the LHD where […]

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Board Meeting of the Ohio Board of Nursing – March 18-19, 2020

The next scheduled Board meeting is March 18-19, 2020.  Click here for information about the Board meeting and meeting dates for 2020.

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Board of Nursing members

Effective on April 1, 2020, the passing standard for the NCLEX-PN Examination will increase.  NCSBN announced the new passing standard is -0.18 logits, 0.03 logits higher than the current standard of -0.21 logits. The 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan is available on the NCSBN website at www.ncsbn.org.

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Medication Aide Certification (MA-C) Renewal

The renewal period for MA-C certificates begins on February 1, 2020.  Throughout the renewal cycle, the Board will be sending renewal information through eNews and social media. Click on the link below for detailed information about renewal deadlines, fees, and CE. Medication Aide Certification (MA-C) Renewal Instructions

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ALERT: Fraudulent Calls

The Board continues to hear from nurses who are receiving calls from someone posing as a Board of Nursing employee. The caller says the nurse is under DEA and FBI investigation, asks for bank account numbers, and threatens loss of licensure if the caller does not receive the information. Please be aware that the caller […]

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