Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in Ohio. Please visit the Ohio Board of Nursing CE page for more information on continuing education requirements.
RN/LPN: 24 contact hours every 2 years (one of which must be directly related to the laws and rules of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act)
APRN: 24 contact hours every 2 years for each APRN license (varies by certification)
For an APRN-CNP, APRN-CNS, or APRN-CNM, at least 12 of those hours must include CE in advanced pharmacology. The 24 hours of CE required to renew each APRN license are in addition to the 24 hours of CE required to renew the RN license. Refer to the APRN CE page for more information.
Incredible Health offers ANCC-accredited continuing education courses for nurses in all 50 states, 100% free and online. The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts courses that are ANCC accredited.
Additionally, Ohio will become a nursing compact state on January 1, 2023, which allows nurses to hold multi-state licenses.
Steps to renew your Ohio nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page to confirm your license.
- Complete your Ohio nursing continuing education requirements before your license expires
You can complete your nursing CEUs online, on your schedule, and 100% free with Incredible Health.
- Go to the Ohio Board of Nursing to enter your renewal application
Visit the Renewal Information page for specific requirements.
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Ohio Board of Nursing
Phone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388
17 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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