Essentials of Schedule II Pharmacology and Prescribing for Ohio APRNs

This independent study has been developed for Ohio Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to gain knowledge legal and ethical implications of prescribing schedule II drugs . This study discusses Chapter 4723-9 Ohio Administrative Code and other laws found in Chapter 4723 of the Ohio Revised Code specifically affecting APRNs.  

Learning Outcome:  Learners will demonstrate an increased knowledge of advanced pharmacology and the legal and ethical implications related to prescribing in Ohio by achieving a score of 80% or better on a post-test.

Criteria for Successful Completion:
Complete all modules and knowledge checks.
Completion of the post-test with a minimum of a 80% score and submission of an evaluation at the end of the course.
4.0 Contact Hours of Category A (Nursing Law and Rules) and Pharmacology will be awarded for successful completion of this independent study. 

This study was reviewed and updated in 2022 by: Brittany Turner, MSN, RN and Pete DiPiazza, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Original Authors: Sally Morgan, Jan Lanier, JD, RN

There are no relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control content. 

Expires: 6/1/2024

Information in this study is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal and/or medical advice or to be a comprehensive compendium of evidence-based practice. For specific implementation information, please contact an appropriate professional, organization, legal source, or facility policy.
Laws and rules governing APRN practice can change frequently so it is highly recommended that you keep up to date by regularly checking the Ohio Board of Nursing website (

The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). 

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