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. The Board further considers this statute to be applicable only to nurses who do not hold licensure in Ohio, whether that nursing license be active or inactive. See

NOTICE: The Board will hold meetings in-person on September 22-23, 2021. The Board is continuing other operations remotely, and except for Board meeting dates, the office is closed to visitors until October 1, 2021. To contact the Board, go to the “Contact Us” section at the bottom of this page.

BCI REPORTS CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK DELAYS: BCI has informed applicants and the Board that there are delays in BCI processing criminal records checks due to changes in their IT system. BCI and their vendor are working to resolve the issues, but at this time they cannot provide a date when their system will be operating at normal capacity.

Announcements, News, and Events

Appointments to the Advisory Group on Certified Community Health Workers

Announcement of Advisory Group on Certified Community Health Workers Advisory Groups, Board Ad Hoc Committees and Standing Committees Policy Application to the Ohio Board of Nursing for Appointment to the […]

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September 2021 Board Meeting

The Ohio Board of Nursing September 2021 meeting will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., and Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., at the Board office, […]

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July Prelicensure Nursing Education Workshop

Prelicensure Nursing Education Workshop Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm The Workshop provides an overview of Board regulations for licensure and certification, standards of practice, discipline, and […]

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Intermittent Telephone Line Issues

If you are calling the Board and experiencing difficulties with the telephone lines, please be aware that the Board is working with the State technology team/phone provider to resolve them, […]

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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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Fraudulent Prescription Notice – Update 7/1/2021

Fraudulent Prescription Notice

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Request for Proposals for the Nurse Education Grant Program: 2021-2023 Cycle

Request for Proposals for the Nurse Education Grant Program: 2021-2023 Cycle Appendix A Appendix B

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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 […]

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Upcoming Events

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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.