Ohio Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Ohio Nurses

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Ohio Nurses: Pursuant to HB197, signed by Governor DeWine on March 27, 2020, licenses expiring during the period of the emergency declared by Executive Order 2020-01D on March 9, 2020, including LPN licenses and RN or LPN temporary permits, will remain valid until the earlier of either 90-days after the date the emergency ends or December 1, 2020, unless revoked, suspended, or otherwise subject to discipline or limitations. For more information, please visit https://nursing.ohio.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Extension-of-Licenses.pdf.

The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are required 24 contact hours every two years, 1 of which must be directly related to the laws and rules of the Ohio Nurse Practice Act (Category A).

APRNs CE contact hours must be obtained between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2021 in order to renew your APRN license by October 31, 2021. Starting November 1, 2019, APRNs must complete 24 hours of CE for each APRN license. For an APRN-CNP, APRN-CNS, or APRN-CNM, at least 12 or those hours must include CE in advanced pharmacology (Section 4723.24 (C), ORC). 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.

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For More Information

Please contact the Ohio Board of Nursing at (614) 466-3947, or visit their website at http://www.nursing.ohio.gov.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4723-14-03v1 - RNs and LPNs.
https://nursing.ohio.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/OhioBoardCE.pdf - RN and LPN CE FAQs.
http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4723-8 - APRNs
http://nursing.ohio.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/OhioBoardCEforAPRNs1.0.pdf - APRN CE FAQs.