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A Message From The Ohio Board of Nursing!

The Board of Nursing will reconvene its Committee on Practice (Board Committee) Thursday September 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Board of Nursing office located at 17 South High Street, Suite 400 in downtown Columbus. This is a public meeting. The Board Committee will continue its discussion of the statute pertaining to LPN IV therapy. Below is information that will be discussed by the Board Committee. The information is being disseminated at this time for public review and comment. Interested parties are invited to attend the Board Committee meeting, and to provide written comments that will be forwarded to the Board Committee. To ensure timely review and processing, written comments should be received by the Board by 5:00 pm. Wednesday September 16, 2014.

Comments may be sent by email to:, or by regular U.S.Mail to: Ohio Board of Nursing 17 South High Street, Suite 400 Columbus, OH 43215. Please use the phrase "Board Committee" in the subject area of the email, or "Attention Board Committee" on the mailing envelope.

In March 2014, the Board Committee was convened to discuss the need to clarify the current statute pertaining to LPN IV therapy that is located Ohio Revised Code Sections 4723.18, and 4723.19.

The Board Committee on Practice is a committee of the Board comprised of Board members that convenes as needed to hear and discuss specific nursing practice concerns and issues. It is a forum through which the Board disseminates specific information and hears information from interested parties and clinicians.

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NEW Member Benefit! -  Now Offered by Legal Shield! 

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LPNAO has just teamed-up with LegalShield to bring our members additional benefits. Everyone deserves affordable legal and identity theft protection. Including you. No matter how traumatic or trivial your situation, LegalShield is here to help. Unexpected legal and identity theft issues arise every day. With LegalShield on your side, you have the power to access legal and identity theft advice and services when you need them, all for one low monthly fee, which is discounted for LPNAO members.

Why would you need a legal plan?
A legal service plan can help with all sorts of planned and unplanned legal issues such as traffic tickets, foreclosures, Will preparation, warranty disputes and much more. As a LegalShield member, you can rest assured that whether you're facing a legal issue that's big, small or somewhere in between, you'll have access to legal advice and services when you need them. Let LegalShield help you worry less and live more. 
Learn more about this additional membership benefit!

      Independent Study for CE Credits
      Members now have access to an online Learning Network in partnership with CoursePark!  

      All Members receive 40% off regular cost to access CoursePark’s Healthcare Training Solution, which provides over 140 titles or 215 hours of CE-approved courseware. 


      As a FREE member, enjoy the following benefits…for life:

      ·         Access the 2 FREE CE-approved courses, made by nurses for nurses

      ·         Maintain a Lifelong Learning Portfolio, a central repository for all of your learning

      ·         Exchange expertise and favorite resources on our Community Board


Starting with the 2014 LPN renewal, all nurses will be required to renew their licenses online. In the Spring of 2014 the Board will alert LPNs, through both email and mail, to renew their licenses. At that time, nurses will be able to access their User ID and Password for online renewal through the Board web site at


If you have questions, please email:



Annual Convention Cuyahoga Falls

Our 64th Annual Convention of Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio, was Hosted by Division 17, at the beautiful Sheraton Suites in Akron, Ohio.  Our Convention Chair, Nancy Anderson, LPN and her Division  hosted  two (2) days of intensive learning. LPNAO  provided (8) CE’s for this event to LPN’s and RN’s, one of which is a category A (Laws & Rules) update. The quality of this event was great as usual! Members of LPNAO received a discount on registration. Non-members were welcome to Join LPNAO  to receive a significant discount off this event and future registration fees for educational activities. Full Convention Registration included admission to ALL CE PROGRAMS, all handouts, Opening Meeting, Business Meetings, Awards Luncheon, Memorial Service, Lunch on Friday, Entertainment and our Banquet on Saturday. Our Agenda was full and fun! Check out the rest of the photos 2013 LPNAO Convention.

PA/MA Presents: Free Webinar Series

When: Wednesdays - 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Online Webinar - Access Link 
Additional Info: Additional Details
Category: Educational Events

Registration: Required
Event Rules: This Event is Free to the public and CE credit is awarded to nurses and other professionals.
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Upon completion, participants will receive one hour CE Credit. LPNAO members will also be notified by email of the upcoming CE programs.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the most comprehensive law ever passed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. The ADA will enable people with disabilities to participate more fully in their communities, compete more effectively for jobs, travel more easily in their hometowns and across the nation, and gain more complete access to the goods and services that most Americans take for granted. United Spinal Association is proud to have played a role in the passage of this landmark law.

How Health Care Reform is Helping America’s Nurses 
and Keeping their Patients Healthier

Nurses know better than anyone why health insurance reform was so desperately needed. They see 
firsthand the heartbreaking consequences when insurance companies defer treatment or deny coverage. 
They know that insurance premiums and prescriptions can consume a family’s entire budget. Every day 
they interact with patients who couldn’t afford to see a doctor and had to go to the emergency room for 
something as simple as a sore throat.

President Obama knows nurses play an essential role in our health care system, and thanks to the new 
health care law, nurses are gaining new tools and resources to help them help their patients. Here are just 
a few of the ways health reform is helping make nurses’ jobs easier and their patients healthier:

• The new health care law takes power away from insurance companies and gives it back to doctors, 
nurses and other health professionals. It is ending the worst insurance company abuses, like refusing 
to cover people with preexisting conditions, placing annual and lifetime caps on families’ coverage and 
canceling people’s insurance when they get sick and need it the most. That way, Americans can make 
health decisions based on what their doctors and nurses are telling them—not what their insurance 
company says it’ll pay for.

• Thanks to the new health care law, nurses won’t have to watch their patients skip or postpone important 
check-ups—such as immunizations and health screenings like mammograms or colonoscopies—because 
they cost too much. That’s because insurance companies will have to cover the cost of the preventive 
services recommended by experts—and patients won’t have to pay anything out of pocket. This lets 
nurses do their job of keeping people healthy, instead of treating them only when it’s too late—when 
they’re sick or their condition gets worse.

• The new health care law helps fix America’s critical nursing shortage by attracting more students to 
nursing. College students’ federal loans will be forgiven after ten years if they make their payments and 
decide to pursue nursing as career. Nursing schools are getting help to promote career advancement 
within the field, and students who decide to teach nursing can get some of their loans forgiven too. 
There are also new incentives for nurses to enter primary care, which by 2016 will help more than 
12,000 more Americans become primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. 

• The new health care law brings more primary care to underserved communities, including rural and 
urban neighborhoods. It’s helping build new community health centers and expanding preventive and 
primary health care at existing centers. That means health centers in these underserved communities 
can serve nearly twice as many patients.

• Thanks to the new law, nurses will get to spend more time focusing on patients and less time worrying 
about paperwork. The new law simplifies insurance company paperwork and encourages the use of 
electronic medical records.