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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Nurses in every state follow specific standards and licensing requirements to maintain their nursing practices. The Ohio Board of Nursing regulates nursing practice for public safety in Ohio. This course discusses the Ohio Board of Nursing and how the Ohio Nurse Practice Act impacts your nursing practice. It also discusses Ohio nurse licensure requisites, continuing education requirements, and the standards of practice, as stated in Chapter 4723 of the Ohio Administrative Code and Ohio Revised Code, required for you to remain compliant with Ohio law. The goal of this course is to educate Ohio nurses in all healthcare settings about the laws and regulations of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. 

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain at least three responsibilities of the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Identify two differences between licensed RNs and LPNs in Ohio.
  • Explain board-provided interpretive guidelines to assist nurse licensees to engage in safe nursing.
  • Describe at least three violations of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act.
  • Discuss the eligibility requirements of the Alternative Program for Chemical Dependency.
  • Indicate the rights and responsibilities provided to all nurse licensees under the Ohio Nurse Practice Act.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 05/31/25

Course Originally Released On: 07/01/23

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.