Ohio Nursing Law and Rules: The Basics That Every Nurse Needs to Know
This independent study is intended for the nurse who is new to Ohio who must complete two hours of continuing education on Ohio laws and rules in order to be eligible for licensure by endorsement. (Rule 4723-7-05 (B)(4) Oh Adm. Code). It will also provide any nurse who is practicing in Ohio a refresher course on key laws and rules regulating nursing practice. It begins with information about the Board of Nursing, its make-up and responsibilities; and then focuses on laws and administrative rules that are likely to affect a nurse’s daily practice.
Nurses are responsible for knowing the law and rules of the state in which they are practicing. While there may be similarities from state-to-state there are also key differences. In addition, laws and rules change frequently and some of those changes may be significant. So while every effort is made to ensure this study includes the most current information, if you have questions be sure to check the laws and rules via the Board of Nursing web site (www.nursing.ohio.gov).
The nurse will have an increased knowledge of Ohio Nursing Law and Rules as it pertains to their practice.
2.0 contact hours of Nursing Law and Rules (Category A) will be awarded for successful completion of this independent study.
Criteria for successful completion includes reading the content, passing a post test with a minimum score of 80%, and submission of an evaluation form.
This independent study was developed by: Jan Lanier, JD,RN. This study was reviewed and updated by Jessica Dzubak, MSN, RN.
There is no conflict of interest among anyone with the ability to control content of this activity.
Information in this study is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal and/or medical advice.
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).