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The mission of the Ohio Board of Nursing is to actively safeguard the health of the public through the effective regulation of nursing care.

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HB 216 APRN Information

March 23, 2017: Deadline for Submitting COA, CTP, or CTP-E Applications

Click here for Summary of Major Provisions of HB 216

Click here for CRNAs -Transition to Licensure

Click here for CNPs, CNSs, CNMs -Transition to Licensure

Click here for Advanced Pharmacology Licensure Requirements


Information about the Committee on Prescriptive Governance (CPG)
and the Application to Apply for Membership

Click Here to Download Information on the CPG

Click Here to Download the Application for Membership


The Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing
and Application to Apply for Membership

Click Here to Download Informatiom on the Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Nursing

Click Here to Download the Application for Membership


The Advisory Group on Dialysis and Application to Apply for Membership

Click Here to Download Information on the Advisory Group on Dialysis

Click Here to Download the Application for Membership

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING RENEWAL APPLICATIONS (January 2017)

Starting January 2017, DEA will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/index.html

https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/webforms/jsp/regapps/common/renewalAppLogin.jsp


Opioids Prescribed to Ohio Patients Decrease by 162 Million Doses Since 2012 Report Shows Continued Progress in Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing

The complete 2016 OARRS Annual Report can be accessed by visiting: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/OARRS2016


Authorization Expanded to Qualified Certified Nurse Practitioners for the Prescribing of Buprenorphine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Click Here for More Information



FOR ALL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING NEW GRADUATES

  • All license and certificate applications must be submitted online. CLICK here for more information.
  • We recommend using Google Chrome.
  • Graduates must use the correct Nursing School Code.  CLICK here to find your correct school code.
  • You must register to create a new user account when you apply for a license or certificate for the first time.

    • If you never applied for a license or certificate in Ohio for nursing or with any other board, CLICK “I Don’t Have a License” to create a new user account.

    • If you have applied previously or currently hold a license in Ohio with nursing or any other board, CLICK “I Have a License” when creating a new user account. You will also need your Security Code. See below for instructions to obtain your Security Code.

  • INSTRUCTIONS

    Click Here for INSTRUCTIONS to Create a New Account
    Download and review the instructions before starting.

    Click Here for INSTRUCTIONS to obtain your Security Code
    Obtaining you Security Code this way will only work if you have previously applied for, or already have a license or certificate with the Board and have the same email address you used previously with us.


Ohio_eLicense_Center

Click Here to Apply


Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.



 

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS (CHW)
DIALYSIS TECHNICIANS (DT)

CHW & DT RENEWAL STARTED IN JANUARY

Beginning this year, CHW and DT renewals must be completed ONLINE. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome or newer versions of Safari and Firefox browsers. Internet Explorer users must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system. Please CLICK HERE for information about CHW and DT renewal.

For questions about registration, renewal, and to obtain your security code, please contact the Ohio Board of Nursing Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select "option 1". The hours of support are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, except for holidays.

If you need assistance with registration for renewal outside of our normal business hours, please submit an email to nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first name, last name, telephone number, email address and license number if you have it.


Ohio_eLicense_Center

Click Here to Register as a New User (I Have a License)
and to Obtain Your Security Code

Click Here for CHW Renewal - Payment & CE Information

Click Here for DT Renewal - Payment & CE Information


Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.


RN & APRN RENEWAL STARTS JULY 1, 2017

If you hold an active RN license in Ohio, your current license is valid through October 31, 2017 due to a change in Ohio law. This information has been updated in the licensure system and is reflected on the online verification site.

  • For information about RN and APRN registration and renewal, CLICK HERE

  • What you can do now:

    Update your address and name if either has changed. See the instructions above to update your name and/or address.

  • Questions?

    For questions about registration and renewal, please contact the Ohio Board of Nursing Online System Support at 614-466-3947 and select option 1”.  The hours of support are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm., except for holidays.

    If you need assistance with registration or with name and address changes outside of normal business hours, please email nursing.registration@das.ohio.gov and include a brief description of the issue, your first and last name, telephone number, email address and license number, if you have it.

 



How Do I Change My NAME with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov.
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account and click on the link “Manage” found in the License box.

3. Click on the link “Change Name.”

4. Upload one of the certified court records listed below:

  • Marriage Certificate/Abstract
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court Record indicating change of name
  • Documentation from another state/country consistent with the laws of that jurisdiction

5. Press “Submit”. Requests received online are processed in 2-3 business days.



How Do I Change My ADDRESS with the Board?

1. If you are a first time user, then register on the Board’s new portal:

  • Navigate to the new e-License Home Page at https://elicense.ohio.gov
  • Choose the Login / Create an Account option.
  • Choose the “I HAVE A LICENSE” button.

2. Log in to your account at https://elicense.ohio.gov and

3. Click on the link “Manage” found in the License box.

4. Click on the link “Change Address.”

5. Press “Submit”. Your address change will be automatically applied to your license or certificate.



Ohio_eLicense_Center

Click Here to Manage Licenses

Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.

The Ohio eLicense Center website provides online license and certificate verification for RNs, LPNs, Prescriptive and Certificate of Authority Holders, Dialysis Technicians, Medication Aides and Community Health Workers.

Recent Changes:
Due to recent changes in Ohio law, if you hold an active RN license in Ohio, your current license is now legally valid through October 31, 2017.

Attention COA and CTP Holders:
When searching the new verification portal, Certificate of Authority (COAs) and Certificates to Prescribe (CTPs) have been rolled up under their related RN licenses. To locate the COA and CTP credentials, you must search by the licensee's RN.123456 number or name.

Known Issues:
When searching we recommend using just the licensees first and last name or their license number. The recommended browser for the eLicense site is Google Chrome.

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Click Here to Verify a License or Certificate

Browser Information: It is recommended that you use newer versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer users, must use IE 11 or Edge to access the eLicense 3.0 system.

The Joint Commission and the NCQA consider on-line status information as fulfilling the primary source requirement for verification of licensure in compliance with their respective credentialing standards. Employers, please remind your nursing staff to update their mailing address with the board when you receive an employee address update. 

Complaint Forms

To find out about the Ohio Board of Nursing complaint process, refer to the Discipline Section.

  Adobe Acrobat FileComplaint Form (for Email Submission)
  Adobe Acrobat File(PDF) Version (for FAX or Postal Submission)

  Adobe Acrobat FileSupplemental Information Form for Employers (for Email Submission)
  Adobe Acrobat File(PDF) Version  (for FAX or Postal Submission)

  Adobe Acrobat FileNursing Education Program Dissatisfaction Form

 

 

 

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING

DISCIPLINE RECORDS - PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST

 
 
 

Copies of Ohio Board of Nursing discipline records dating from January 1994 to January 2017 can be downloaded directly using NCSBN's nursys-QuickConfirm website. A video tutorial and FAQ are available at the bottom of each QuickConfirm webpage.

https://www.nursys.com/LQC/LQCSearch.aspx

 

NCSBN_QuickConfirm_External_Link
Click Here

 
This should not be used to request a license verification.
 
 
 

For discipline records before January 1994 or after January 2017, Click Here.

 
 

 

 

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