State law constrains patient access to NP care. NPs are required by law to maintain a regulated collaborative agreement with a physician for at least on element of NP practice.
R.C. § 4721.431
NP practice is regulated by the Board of Nursing.
R.C. § 4723.06
State law requires an RN license, a graduate degree in an NP role and national certification.
R.C. § 4723.41
NPs are not authorized to prescribe schedule II controlled substances in convenience care clinics.
R.C. § 4723.481
State law requires 24 CE hours every two years. An additional 12 CE hours are required for prescriptive authority. See the Board of Nursing for details.
R.C. § 4723.24
Medical staff composition is determined by a facility’s governing body.
R.C. § 3701.351
NPs are defined in law as primary care providers.
*Contact hours in specific topics may be required. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for current information.
**Medical staff membership refers to governing and voting privileges and is not reflective of clinical or admitting privileges within institutions.
Updated November 2017