Nursing: Ohio Nursing Laws & Rules

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About the Course

There is more to nursing than knowing the art and science of it. Every nurse, whether a registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) must know how the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC), and the Ohio Board of Nursing direct nursing decisions and actions. RNs, LPNs, and APRNs each have a distinct role with specific responsibilities. It is important to understand these roles and how they interplay together to provide unified nursing care. This course fulfills the Ohio Law and Rules Category A licensure requirements on standards for competent nursing practice for RNs, APRNs, and LPNs in Ohio. The course now includes content regarding the foreign licensed nurse. Within the course is information regarding education, licensing, scope and standards of practice, and patient safety. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the differences among the Ohio Revised Code, the Ohio Administrative Code, and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Compare and contrast the difference in leadership roles among the registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
  • Differentiate between the four forms of licensure: initial, renewal, endorsement, and compact.
  • Explain how the “party invitation” of who, what, when, where, and why impacts the scope and standards of nursing.
  • Analyze the protocol and subsequent actions of an RN or LPN when disputing a questionable order. 

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

Brenda Williams, PhD, MBA, RN, has been active in nursing as an RN for 34 years, working in varied areas of nursing, including, clinical (hospital, traveling, urgent care, sales, outreach education, management) and insurance (workers’ compensation, short-term and long-term health insurance, vocational rehab, utilization review, Medicaid, Medicare, management) in addition to teaching health care business at the collegiate level (political, legal and regulatory, finance/economics, trends in health care, social aspects, and policy). She has authored five articles for publication in the Ohio Nurse Review in 2016 and 2017 and recently published her first book. Dr. Williams is active in advocating for education of the public about dialysis options and is the Director of the Parish Nursing Ministry at her church where she conducts public health research and teaches multiple health classes. 

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