What We Do

The Board regulates over 300,000 licenses and certificates. The Board licenses and regulates registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Dialysis Technicians (DTs), Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Medication Aides. The Board’s top priorities are to efficiently license the nursing workforce and remove dangerous practitioners from practice in a timely manner to protect Ohio patients. Public protection is critical, as nursing touches virtually every citizen of Ohio. 

Board Members, Meetings, Materials

Board Members

Name and Position
City
Term Expires

Erin Keels, RN, APRN-CNP, President

Columbus

12/31/2022

Donna L. Hanly, RN, Vice President
Board Licensure Liaison

Galena

12/31/2025

Sandra Ranck, RN, Supervising Member
Chair, Nursing Education Advisory Group
Chair, Community Health Workers Advisory Group

Ashtabula

12/31/2022

Matthew Carle, Consumer Member

Blacklick

12/31/2023

Jenny Heiser, LPN

Beavercreek

12/31/2025

Tiffany Knepper, RN, APRN-CNP

Orwell

12/31/2025

Shawn Livingston, LPN

Thurman

12/31/2025

Joseph Quackenbush, LPN

Newark

12/31/2023

Joanna Ridgeway, LPN

Hilliard

12/31/2022

Candy Sue Rinehart, DNP, APRN-CNP
Chair, Continuing Education Advisory Group
Chair, Rules Advisory Group

Springfield

12/31/2024

Barbara Wadsworth, RN

Brunswick

12/31/2023

Gina Woods, RN
Chair, Advisory Group on Dialysis

Canal Winchester

12/31/2025

About the Board

Upcoming Board Meeting and Materials

The Ohio Board of Nursing May Board meeting will be Wednesday, September 14, at 8:30 a.m., and Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., at the Board office, 17 South High Street, 6th floor Board Room, Suite 660.

The Ohio Board of Nursing is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Joseph Fanell, Human Resources Representative, 380-234-9463 no later than August 31, 2022.

The public may also access the meeting by clicking the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiflxnHvbm3yayo1dkGsA0w.

2022 Board Meeting Minutes

2021 Board Meeting Minutes

2020 Board Meeting Minutes

2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Advisory Groups and Committees - Meetings, Minutes and Materials