Nursing: Ohio Nursing Laws and Rules for LPNs, RNs, and APRNs

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About the Course

This course lays the groundwork for education, licensing, scope and standards of practice, and most importantly, outlines the responsibilities and actions of every nurse when faced with an order that is inaccurate, invalid, or improperly signed.  As nurses, it is our responsibility to know the law, the rules, and how to protect ourselves from discipline, including license revocation and incarceration. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Name the three entities that facilitate the Nurse Practice Act via development of laws and rules of the Act as well as enforcement of the Act.
  • Compare and contrast the duties of Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) regarding leadership roles. 
  • State the different types of APRNs.
  • Describe the different forms of licensure.
  • Relate how the “Who, What, When, Where, and Why” of nursing impacts the Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Summarize the responsibilities and subsequent actions of an RN or LPN when there is a questionable healthcare provider order. 

About the Author:
Brenda Williams, PhD, MBA, RN

Dr. Williams has been active in nursing as a RN for 33 years, working in multiple and varied areas of nursing including: clinical (hospital, traveling, urgent care, sales, outreach education, and management); insurance (workers’ compensation, short- and long-term health insurance, vocational rehabilitation, utilization review, Medicaid, Medicare, and management); and teaching healthcare business at the collegiate level. She has authored five articles for publication in the Ohio Nurse Review in 2016-2017.  Currently, she is active in advocating for education of the public about dialysis options, mainly peritoneal dialysis and is working with an Ohio senator to write a bill for this.

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