OHIO NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the official source is the State Board of Nursing. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Ohio State Before of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 1/21/2015

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Ohio
Nursing Licenses in Ohio Master's Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Y
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N

Ohio Nursing Salary Average

Licensed Nursing Assistant: $24,700
Licensed Practice Nurse: $40,550
Registered Nurse: $61,750
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: >$80,000*

*The Salary of an advanced practice nurse in Ohio can vary widely based upon specialization. Learn more about Ohio nursing salary.

Learn about financial aid options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and grants page.

There are many paths to become a nurse in Ohio. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Ohio, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Ohio nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Ohio, please let us know!

Compact State Status

Ohio is not a Nursing Licensure Compact State.

Prescriptive Authority in Ohio

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may apply for prescriptive authority for Schedule II-V controlled substances in collaboration with a physician. Schedule II controlled substances may be prescribed with many limitations. A $50 Fee is required. 36 hours in pharmacology (pharmacokinetics, clinical application, and the use of controlled substances and therapeutic devices), 6 hours that are related to fiscal, ethical, and legal matters, and 6 hours specific to Schedule II controlled substances are also required.

Ohio Nursing Licensure Renewal

Ohio nursing licenses renew every 2 years. Assignment to odd- or even-numbered renewal years will depend on the degree held. 24 continuing education units (CEUs) are required for all nurses and advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs), and all national certifications must also be maintained.

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Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

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Advanced Practice Nursing- Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Ohio

Education
Master’s Degree or Higher from an Approved Nurse Practitioner Program

Examination
Varies for Different Certifications

Fees
$100 Application Fee, Certification Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience
None

Certification Required
Certification as a nurse practitioner in the specialty consistent with NP education from a national certifying body recognized by the Ohio Board of Nursing. (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation, American Midwifery Certification Board, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center, National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, National Certification Corporation, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

Renewal
Varies with Certification

Additional Information
An Active Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.

Endorsement
Complete Form A for verification of original licensure and/or a current, valid, and unrestricted license in another jurisdiction. If you hold a license in a NURSYS State, you must request a verification online at www.nursys.com. If you do not know if your state is part of the NURSYS system, you can view this information on this web site

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Ohio

Education
Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-RN

Fees
$100 Application Fee, $200 Exam Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
$65 from July to August of Odd Numbered Years

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Complete Form A (enclosed) for verification of original licensure and/or a current, valid, and unrestricted license in another jurisdiction. If you hold a license in a NURSYS State, you must request a verification on-line at www.nursys.com. If you do not know if your state is part of the NURSYS system, you can view this information on this web site.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ohio

Education
Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$85 Application Fee, $200 Exam Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
$65 from July to August of Even Numbered Years

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Complete Form A (enclosed) for verification of original licensure and/or a current, valid, and unrestricted license in another jurisdiction. If you hold a license in a NURSYS State, you must request a verification on-line at www.nursys.com. If you do not know if your state is part of the NURSYS system, you can view this information on this web site.

 

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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