NOTICE

For LPNs with questions about registration for 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.

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. Thank you.




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After Downloading the Instructions Above
Click Here to Renew your LPN License


DATES TO REMEMBER

September 15th – Renew no later than September 15th to avoid paying a late processing fee that goes into effect on September 16, 2016. The late fee will be the $65 renewal fee plus an additional $50 fee. The total late renewal fee is $115.

October 31th – Renew no later than October 31th or your license will lapse on November 1, 2016. You cannot work as a nurse as long as your license is lapsed. You must then apply for reinstatement of your license. The reinstatement process takes additional time to process. Please take the necessary steps to avoid this happening to you.

The Board realizes that numerous licensees are experiencing various types of issues with the implementation of the new Ohio 3.0 eLicense system. The Board and the Ohio Department of Administrative Services are working diligently to resolve the technical issues so that we may provide you the needed services. The Board has a very high volume of calls and emails, and have reassigned staff to help respond. It has been difficult to respond as quickly as we would like and we apologize for the delays.


NEW PROCESSES FOR 2016
RENEWAL, LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS

LPN RENEWAL 2016

ALL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING NEW GRADUATES



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Click Here to Apply



The new 3.0 Ohio eLicense system is operational. We are a part of a comprehensive professional regulatory license system used by the majority of Ohio’s licensing boards. The system includes several new features and upgrades that should help the Board better serve our licensees and the public. The system will for the first time allow all licensure and certification applications to be entered and processed online, including renewals. The Board continues to be committed and invested in ways that provide the best public protection and customer service possible.  Thank you for your anticipated patience and cooperation as we all begin using the new system. Please continue to visit this site for updates as they become available.


Recent Changes to RN and LPN Expiration Dates

If you hold an active LPN license in Ohio, your current license is now legally valid through October 31, 2016 due to a recent change in Ohio law. This information was recently updated in the licensure system and should now be reflected on the online verification site.

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


Advisory Group Appointments for 2017

The Ohio Board of Nursing will appoint members to the 2017 Advisory Groups during the November 2016 Board meeting.  Appointments are for a two-year term. If you are interested, please complete the application on the website and return it to the Board office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016. The open positions for the 2017 Advisory Groups are as follows:


Continuing Education Advisory Group Schedule Change

The Advisory Group on Continuing Education meeting scheduled on October 21, 2016, has been rescheduled for October 14, 2016.


2016 Proposed Rules - - Request For Comments

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Sections 107.62 and 121.82 require state agencies, including the Ohio Board of Nursing, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined ORC Section 107.52), and provide opportunity for those persons affected by the rules to provide input.

At this time, the Board welcomes further comment on the following rules that have been forwarded to Ohio’s Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI) for review: The Board proposes to amend, file new, or file no change rules following the five-year rule review for Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapters 4723-5, Nursing Education Programs; 4723-7, Examination and Licensure; 4723-13, Delegation of Nursing Tasks; and 4723-27, Medication Administration by Certified Medication Aide. The Board will also consider revisions to several individual rules that are not slated for five-year review, but have been directed by the Board to be updated or otherwise amended for a number of possible reasons, including recent legislative action or need for technical revision. These rules are found in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapters 4723-1, Board Organization and Records; 4723-2, Licensing for Active Duty Military and Veterans; 4723-8, Advanced Practice Nurse Certification and Practice; 4723-9, Prescriptive Authority; and 4723-14, Continuing Education. Attached, please find copies of the proposed rules along with the completed Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Business Impact Analysis filing for each rule package.

The Board may, if necessary, review these proposed rules again at its September 14-15, 2016 public meeting. If you wish to provide comment to the Board on any of the proposed rules, please send your comments in writing to the attention of the Ohio Board of Nursing at board@nursing.ohio.gov and also copy the CSI on your e-mail at CSIOhio@governor.ohio.gov. Please send your comments by the close of business on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

The Board anticipates holding a public hearing on the proposed rules at its November 16, 2016 meeting, at which time interested persons will be provided further opportunity to provide comment on the rules to the Board. The anticipated effective date of the rules will be February 1, 2017.

If you have questions, please contact the Board’s General Counsel Holly Fischer at hfischer@nursing.ohio.gov.

Click Here for the Five Year Rule Review
Click Here for the Business Impact Analysis 2016 Five Year Review

Click Here for the Technical Rule Revisions
Click Here for the Business Impact Analysis 2016 Technical Changes


ITT Tech’s Permanent Shutdown Includes Nine Ohio Campuses

ITT Educational Services announced Tuesday that it is permanently closing all of its ITT Technical Institute campuses, including nine in Ohio, after the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) blocked the schools from enrolling new students who receive federal aid.  According to the USDOE, students have two options: Those currently or recently enrolled at ITT are eligible to have federal student loans for their programs at ITT discharged.  Students may also be able to transfer credits to a different school, though that option may limit the ability to have federal loans discharged.  USDOE said it will update student information on the ITT closing at its website, studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/itt. (See The Hannah Report, 9/6/16.)

For information about whether another Ohio approved nursing education program would award credit for advanced standing and admission, students need to contact the programs directly.  A list of approved programs and contact information is located under the Education Program link.

The Board has been informed that Parchment, (http://www.parchment.com/) is the custodian of records for the now closed Breckenridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences @ITT Technical Institutes located in Ohio. Parchment is presently processing transcript requests.

For additional assistance, you may also contact the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges at  (614) 466-2752; or (877) 275-4219; or bpsr@scr.state.oh.us

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