Nurse Practice Act in Ohio

Nurse Practice Act in Ohio 

Every discipline in the healthcare industry has specific standards and licensing requirements that must be met by professionals wishing to practice their profession. In this course, you will learn about the Ohio Board of Nursing and the terminology used in the Ohio Nurse Practice Act as well as licensure requirements and standards of practice that you must comply with as a nurse in Ohio. The goal of this course is to satisfy the Ohio Board of Nursing “laws and rules” continuing education requirement, as stated in Chapter 4723-14-3 of the Ohio Administrative Code.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-NPAO
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe the Ohio Board of Nursing in terms of its composition, responsibilities, and laws and rules
List the licensure requirements for an Ohio nurse
Identify the Standards of Practice for Nurses
Recognize the difference between RNs and LPNs as outlined by the Ohio Nurse Practice Act.
Explain the complaint process and disciplinary actions for violations of the laws and rules of the Nurse Practice Act.


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Ohio Board of Nursing

Establishment of the Board



Laws and Rules

The Executive Director



Section 3: RN vs. LPN

Registered Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse



Section 4: Licensure Requirements for RNs and LPNs

Renewal of License

Lapsed and Inactive Status

Continuing Education Requirements

Inactive or Lapsed License Renewal

Other Requirements



Section 5: Standards of Practice

Competent Nursing Practice

Standards Promoting Safety

Standards for Applying the Nursing Process

Scope of Practice Decision-Making Model



Section 6: Violations of the Laws and Rules

Type of Complaints

The Complaint Process

Disciplinary Actions

Alternative Program for Chemical Dependency



Section 7: Conclusion


Course Contributors



Instructor: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post-acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP brings over 25 years of healthcare experience and offers cutting-edge expertise in the areas of the RAI process and clinical reimbursement systems. Her experience includes performing and overseeing various reimbursement reviews for Medicaid and PPS in multi-state, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care, and sub-acute care assessment and operations. Lisa has presented workshops on a variety of topics at the facility, regional, state, national, and international (Canada) levels. She was a Master Teacher with AANAC, participated on their Expert Advisory Panel, and has presented at their annual conferences. Lisa has also been a contributor to MDS Alert, Provider Magazine, LT Living, and AANAC's LTC Leader. Lisa is also a Certified INTERACT Educator, Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, and was previously a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. Disclosure: Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form ( or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.