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Hours: 1 Contact Hour
Author(s): Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Janice K. Lanier, JD, RN
  • Debra Matejka-Orlosky, LPN
Item#: N1884
Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)
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Ohio Nursing Law and Rules: Implications for Your Practice, 3rd Edition

Price $16.95
Item # N1884
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Release Date: June 27, 2018

Expiration Date: June 17, 2020

This course is designed to meet the state of Ohio’s continuing education requirement for 1 credit hour of study in Law and Rules 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-2024-18, 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 June 17, 2020.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the purpose and functions of the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Describe the existing scopes of practice for nurses in Ohio.
  • Identify components of direction and delegation.
  • List continuing education requirements as they relate to the practice of nursing.
  • Discuss standards and procedures for review of the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).

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 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. She is currently a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner intern at the University of Cincinnati. 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, success with the National Council Licensure Examination, and faculty development strategies.

Janice K. Lanier, JD, RN, is a resident of Ohio and has been a licensed registered nurse since 1966. Dr. Lanier earned a diploma in nursing from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, MO, and a BA in political science from The Ohio State University. She also completed a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University and was a practicing attorney for 23 years. During that time, Dr. Lanier was a member of the staff of the Ohio Board of Nursing for seven years, serving as the regulatory specialist and interim executive director. She also served as the Director of Health Policy and Deputy Executive Officer for the Ohio Nurses Association and a health policy lecturer for Doctor of Nursing Practice and master’s degree students at the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Dr. Lanier has presented at local state and national levels and was a contributing author to Health Policy and Politics (4th, 5th, and 6th editions). She has received many awards for her work related to policy making. Dr. Lanier is a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association, and the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. She is passionate about promoting nursing through education, advocacy, and leadership.

Debra Matejka-Orlosky, LPN, is a resident of Ohio. She is currently a triage nurse and has worked as a licensed practical nurse for 34 years.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.