Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 660
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3466
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday (except government holidays)
Contacting the Board
RN or LPN Initial Licensure by Examination or Reciprocity
For information about licensure by examination, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about licensure by reciprocity from another state, email email@example.com
For questions or information about the NCLEX examination, please visit NCSBN
For out of state nursing programs sending transcripts, email firstname.lastname@example.org
License Renewal, Reactivation or Reinstatement, & Continuing Education
Disqualifying Offenses - Criminal History
With questions about disqualification offenses, email email@example.com.
Complaints for Possible Violations of Law and Rules
To make a disciplinary complaint, click download Complaint Form or call 614-466-9560.
Post Disciplinary Monitoring
For all post disciplinary inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Program for Substance Use Disorder (AP)
Please direct all AP inquiries to email@example.com.
Dialysis Technicians, Community Health Workers and Medication Aides Certification
Practice Questions and PIIP Program
For practice questions for RNs, LPNs, Dialysis Technicians, Community Health Workers, Medication Aides and the Practice Intervention and Improvement Program (PIIP), contact practiceRNandLPN@nursing.ohio.gov.
APRN Licensure & Practice
Nursing Education Programs & Nurse Education Grant Program (NEGP)
To submit comments on proposed administrative rules, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or STNAs
For nursing home, assisted living facility or STNA questions or complaints, contact ODH at 800-342-0553.