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

January 25, 2023, 8:30 amJanuary 26, 2023, 3:30 pm

Ohio Board of Nursing January Board Meeting

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January 27, 2023, 11:00 am2:00 pm

Advisory Group on Rules Meeting

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March 15, 2023, 8:30 amMarch 16, 2023, 3:30 pm

Ohio Board of Nursing March 2023 Board Meeting

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News and Announcements

The Fall 2022 Issue of Momentum Magazine is now available!

The Fall 2022 Issue of Momentum magazine is now available. The Board encourages you to take a look for updates on the Nurse Licensure Compact Implementation on Jan. 1, 2023 […]

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Important Update Regarding The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)

Important Update: Due to the anticipated high volume of inquiries, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has decided to postpone the go-live date of provider authorization. Communications will be […]

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Ohio Department of Health Launches New Monkeypox Cases Dashboard

The Ohio Department of Health has developed a new public dashboard to provide Ohioans with information about the status of monkeypox in the state. The Monkeypox Cases Overview dashboard 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.

Have you heard of the Nurse Licensure Compact? See how obtaining your multistate license can help you care beyond boundaries.