Laws and Rules for Ohio Nurses, 2nd Edition


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About the Course
The following course fulfills the Ohio Law and Rules Category A licensure requirements on standards for competent nursing practice for RNs, APRNs, and LPNs in Ohio. 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
, 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); 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 will publish her first book in 2020. She 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. 

How to Receive Credit  
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.