Nursing License and Renewals Ohio

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Navigating the world of nursing in Ohio requires not only dedication and compassion but also a keen understanding of the licensure and renewal processes. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just beginning your journey in the field, staying informed about Ohio's nurse license requirements, renewal procedures, and verification protocols is essential. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with all the essential information you need to ensure that your nursing license remains current and that you can easily verify your credentials when necessary. Join us as we explore the intricacies of Ohio's nursing licensure system, making it easier for you to focus on what matters most: delivering high-quality care to those in need.

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How to Apply for a Nursing License in Ohio

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When obtaining your Ohio nurse license, keep the following information and requirements in mind:

  • Nurses applying for an Ohio nurse license via examination must complete a nursing program that’s approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, in addition to successfully passing the NCLEX-RN examination.
  • RNs must submit all Ohio nurse licensure and certificate applications online via the Ohio Board of Nursing’s website,
  • You must complete the endorsement application and submit a criminal records check to apply for your Ohio nursing license via endorsement. The fee for the application is $75.

Ohio Travel Nurse Salary and Pay Rates

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The average travel nurse jobs salary in Ohio was about $2,022 per week. You can find jobs with a salary range between $1,087 to $2,998 per week.

  • Oncology: Up to $2,998/week*
  • Medical Surgical: Up to $2,521/week*
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab: Up to $2,306/week*
  • PCU: Up to $2,111/week*

These are just some examples of what Ohio has in store for nurses who bring their valuable skills to the state. To learn more about opportunities, search all jobs in the state.


*Disclaimer: Wages for Ohio travel nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

How to Renew & Verify

Your Ohio Nursing License

Looking for information on the Ohio nurse license renewal and verification process? Here are some helpful tips:

  • Due to recent changes in Ohio law, if you hold an active RN license in Ohio, your current license is now legally valid through October 31, 2017.
  • Ohio nursing licenses renew every two years, with a renewal fee of $65. RNs must complete at least 24 CE hours to renew their Ohio nurse license.
  • For information about your Ohio nurse license verification, go to the eLicense Center website or directly contact the Ohio Board of Nursing. You can request license verification via the Nursys website if you're out of state.

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