• Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Hours: 1 Contact Hour
    Author(s): Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI
    Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Colleen Y. Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, CNP
  • Debra Matejka-Orlosky, LPN
  • Item#: N1723
    Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)
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    Ohio Nursing Law and Rules: Implications for Your Practice, 2nd Edition

    Price $15.95
    Item # N1723
    When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

    Release Date: September 9, 2016

    Expiration Date: September 1, 2018

    The law regulating the practice of nursing in Ohio (Nurse Practice Act) and the rules promulgated by the Ohio Board of Nursing regarding implementation of the nursing law are the standards by which Ohio licensed nurses are evaluated in relation to their ability to maintain their licenses and practice nursing in a way that safeguards the citizens of Ohio for whom they provide health care. It is critical for Ohio nurses to be familiar with laws and rules that affect their practice. Laws and rules regarding the practice of nursing vary from state to state, and this course is specific to the laws and rules in Ohio.

    This course is designed to meet the state of Ohio’s continuing education requirement for 1 credit hour of study in Law and Rule by globally addressing information concerning the current laws and rules that affect safe practice of nursing in Ohio. With this knowledge, the nurse will have the necessary information to practice safely, in adherence with the laws and rules regulating the practice of nursing in Ohio.


    This CE Activity, OLN-I-1836-16, being offered by Western Schools has been approved for 1.0 contact hours, Category A, by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92) and this program is approved to be offered through September 1, 2018.

    Course Objectives
    • Describe the composition and function of the Ohio Board of Nursing.
    • Discuss how rules are developed that govern the practice of nursing in Ohio.
    • State the existing scopes of practice for nurses in Ohio.
    • Identify components of direction and delegation.
    • Discuss the use of social media as it relates to the practice of nursing.

    Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI, is a resident of Ohio and has been a licensed registered nurse since 1995. Dr. Rebar holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Kettering College, a baccalaureate degree in education from Morehead State University, a master’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, a post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a doctorate in psychology from Northcentral University. Dr. Rebar has taught prelicensure and postlicensure nursing since 2005, is a professor of nursing at Wittenberg University, is a research advisor for Indiana Wesleyan University’s MSN program, and has served in nursing educational leadership positions, including Director and Chair of Nursing. She is a published author and editor, a regular podium and poster presenter in numerous nationally recognized nursing and nursing education venues, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau. In addition to continuing to teach and advise, Dr. Rebar serves as a consultant by partnering with institutions to strengthen nursing programs, faculty, and students via support with program evaluation, accreditation, curriculum design, NCLEX success, and faculty development strategies.

    Colleen Y. Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, CNP, is a resident of Ohio and has been a licensed registered nurse since 1993. She earned associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Toledo. She also completed a doctorate in health education from the University of Toledo. Dr. Taylor is also a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She is employed as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Toledo, where she teaches across various nursing programs. She also serves as a committee member for doctoral students, leads student capstone projects, and is an institutional review board member. Dr. Taylor has presented at both local and national levels. She has received many awards and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She is passionate about promoting nursing through education, research, and leadership.

    Debra Matejka-Orlosky, LPN, is a resident of Ohio. She is currently a triage nurse and has worked as an LPN for 32 years.

    • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.