Ohio Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses
What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in Ohio?
For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the state of Ohio, there are specific license renewal requirements that the Ohio Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs, and APRNs.
- Ohio Board of Nursing License Renewal
- For detailed nursing license renewal information and latest updates, please always refer to the Ohio State Board of Nursing
Nursing License CE Requirements
CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses
Every two years, the Ohio Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:
- 24 contact hours for RN license renewal
- 24 contact hours for LPN license renewal
- 36 contact hours for APRN license renewal
A CNS who is not certified by a national nursing certifying organization shall obtain twelve additional contact hours in the nurse’s area of practice or in relevant programs from other healthcare disciplines.
Mandated State Courses
To renew your Ohio nursing license, one hour of continuing education must be directly related to the statutes and rules pertaining to the practice of nursing in OH.
Ohio Nurse Practice Act (1 Hour): Law and Rules – Category A
Two hours are on the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and standards for competent nursing by RNs and LPNs are required for nurses applying for licensure by endorsement (from another state).
Ohio Nurse Practice Act (2 Hours): Law and Rules - Category A
License Expiration and Renewal
Registered Nurse Licenses:
The Ohio RN licensure period is from September 1 of odd-numbered years through August 31 of the following odd-numbered year.
Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:
The Ohio LPN licensure period is from September 1 of even-numbered years through August 31 of the following even-numbered year.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:
Ohio APRN licenses renew every two years by August 31 in odd-numbered years.
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Ohio nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.
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