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OUR FEATURED MEMBER SCHOOLS OF PRACTICAL NURSING EDUCATION

The Board of Nursing regulates nursing education programs in Ohio that prepare students for initial licensure as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. The Board accomplishes this regulation by assuring that new and existing programs meet and maintain the requirements set forth in Chapter 4723-5 Ohio Administrative Code, as evidenced by the Board’s granting of its approval. This is a partial list of nursing education programs approved by the Board and its current approval status.

  

   Apollo School of Practical Nursing

   3325 Shawnee Road

   Lima, OH 45806

   (419) 998-2975

   http://www.apollocareercenter.com
           

 

Buckeye Hills Career Center Practical Nursing School

P.O. Box 157, 351 Buckeye Hills Road

Rio Grande, OH 45674-0157

(740) 245-5334 x205

http://www.buckeyehills.net
            
 

 

Fortis College Practical Nursing Program (Formerly: Bohecker College)

653 Enterprise Parkway

Ravenna, OH 44266

(330) 297-7319

http://fortiscollege.edu-search.com/program/practical-nursing

           

 
  Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
  3254 East Kemper Road
  Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
  (513) 771-8840

 

Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing (The)

230 North Lincoln Avenue, Suite 3

Salem, OH 44460

(330) 332-8940

http://www.hemspn.com/
 

 

Knox County Career Center Practical Nursing Program

308 Martinsburg Road

Mt. Vernon, OH 43050-4298

(740) 393-2933

http://www.adultedkccc.org/
           

 

Mid- East C & T Adult & High School PN Programs

  400 Richards Road

  Zanesville, Ohio 43701-4695 

  (740) 455-3111  Ext. 147

  http://www.mid-east.k12.oh.us/adultEdHome.aspx

      

 


Upper Valley Career Center School of Practical Nursing

Stouder Center, Suite 1472 1100 Wayne Street

Troy, OH 45373

(937) 440-0550

http://www.uppervalleycc.org/adult-education/practical-nursing.html


 


 


 

Click Here for the complete list of Approved Practical Nursing Education Programs

 

 

 

 

Guidelines for Completion of the Application for Initial Approval

as an LPNAO Provider Unit for Continuing Education 

 

 1.   These guidelines are to be used in conjunction with Chapter 14, Ohio Revised Code (OAC) to assist in the completion of the “Application for Initial Approval as an LPNAO Provider Unit for Continuing Education”.  Note that each request in the application form is accompanied by the citation of the specific rule which must be met.

2.   Most of the information required is to be submitted as attachments to the application form.  Only Section I requires that data be provided directly on the application form.  For the other sections, page numbers indicating the location of the information in the attachments are requested to facilitate review.  All of the “complete on form” information may be hand written if this makes the process less cumbersome.

3.   Three (3) copies of the entire application package which includes the completed application form and all additional information requested must be in the order listed in the application.  Number each page consecutively.  Again, page numbers may be hand written since all documents may not be completed sequentially on your computer.

4.   The appropriate fee, payable to the Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio, Inc. (dba LPNAO) must accompany the completed application package.  The fee is $450 for Initial Approval as an LPNAO Provider Unit, which may be approved for up to 2 years.  THE APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

5.   Specific instructions for most sections are provided on the form.  Be sure to also read the rules as referenced for further insight on what is required.

6.   In Section I.A., note that the request is for the name of the organization (or group or Provider Unit), not the name of the person completing the application.  The “contact person” is the person with whom LPNAO will communicate about the Provider Unit activities and application process.  Preferably this is the RN responsible for the peer review process. By rule, there must be an RN responsible for the planning and implementation of continuing education activities.

7.   When writing the required policies for Section II.E., remember that your policies are the maps or guidelines for the activities and functioning of the Provider Unit.  Policies are simply statements of how an organization operates.  Each requested policy must include the requirements outlined in the rules.  Policies may be expanded beyond the rule requirements to suit the individual Provider Unit’s needs.  The policies required may be internally developed, approved, and maintained. 

8.   Note that the first step in the process is a consultation with the Executive Director of LPNAO for a review of the application process.  This may be accomplished by conference call or a face to face meeting. The RN in charge of peer review must be involved in this meeting.  At any time during the application process applicants may feel free to call the LPNAO office at (800) 222-5762 for clarification.  

9.    Applicants should expect the entire approval process to take a minimum of 1-2 months to reach completion.

10.  Assemble all application materials in order listed on review sheets (attached) and the person assembling the application package must sign on the review form.  Please be sure to include the page numbers on which all information may be found in the application.

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Guidelines for Completion of the Application for Re-Approval

as an LPNAO Provider Unit for Continuing Education 

1.   These guidelines are to be used in conjunction with Chapter 14, Ohio Revised Code (OAC) to assist in the completion of the “Application for Re-Approval as an LPNAO Provider Unit for Continuing Education”.  Note that each request in the application form is accompanied by the citation of the specific rule which must be met.

2.   Most of the information required is to be submitted as attachments to the application form.  Only Section I requires that data be provided directly on the application form.  For the other sections, page numbers indicating the location of the information in the attachments are requested to facilitate review.  All of the “complete on form” information may be hand written if this makes the process less cumbersome.

3.   Three (3) copies of the entire application package which includes the completed application form and all additional information requested must be in the order listed in the application.  Please number each page consecutively.  Again, page numbers may be hand written since all documents may not be completed sequentially on your computer.

4.   The appropriate fee, payable to the Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio, Inc. (dba LPNAO) must accompany the completed application package.  The fee is $200 per year for which Re-Approval as an LPNAO Provider Unit is being sought, which may be re-approved for up to 3 years.  THE APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

5.   Specific instructions for most sections are provided on the form.  Be sure to also read the rules as referenced for further insight on what is required.

6.   In Section I.A., note that the request is for the name of the organization (or group or Provider Unit), not the name of the person completing the application.  The “contact person” is the person with whom LPNAO will communicate about the Provider Unit activities and application process.  Preferably this is the RN responsible for the peer review process. By rule, there must be an RN responsible for the planning and implementation of continuing education activities.

7.   When sending the required policies for Section II.C., remember that you are being asked to send only the policies or guidelines that have been changed since your most recent approval date. 

8    Assemble all application materials in order listed on review sheets (attached) and the person assembling the application package must sign on the review form.  Please be sure to include the page numbers on which all information may be found in the application. Cost for two years (2) - $400.00,  Three (3) yrs. $600.00


 


Application for a qualified provider seeking CE approval (for 1 to 16 hours) from the OBN through LPNAO.

The planning committee of a faculty-directed continuing education learning activity must submit a completed application packet (2 copies) to LPNAO at least six (6) weeks prior to the date of the planned learning activity. Following payment, a download link to a printer friendly application will be emailed to purchaser within 24 hours (or sooner).
Faculty CE Application cost: (1 Contact Hour - Category A - $15)

Faculty CE Application cost: (0.5  to 2  hrs- $50)

Faculty CE Application cost  (2.1  to 4 hrs-$75)

Faculty CE Application cost  (4.1 to 6 hrs-$100)
Faculty CE Application cost  (6.1 to 8 hrs - $125)

Faculty CE Application cost (8.1 to 12 hrs - $150)

Faculty CE Application cost (12.1 to 16 hrs - $175)

Expedite (priority review - less than 6 weeks)- Add $50.00.

 

Call or email our office for an application: 1-800-222-5762

 

 

FACULTY INFORMATION FOR APPROVAL OF IV THERAPY COURSES:

The basic initial application process for an LPN/IV Therapy Course will follow the processes outlined in Policy #CE.App-002, Approval Process for CE Learning Activities and Policy #CEAPP.005, Faculty Directed CE Activities. The process for the re-approval of an LPN/IV Therapy Course will follow the processes outlined in Policy #CE.App.003, Re-Approval Process for CE Learning
Activities. Slight variations in the forms required are a result of the information required for approval of an Ohio Board of Nursing LPN/IV Therapy Course as outlined in Administrative Rule 4723-17.
LPNAO reserves the right to deny any application for approval or re-approval of a continuing education activity based upon content which is incongruent with the laws and rules of the Ohio board of Nursing and/or the philosophy, policies and procedures of LPNAO.

QUALIFICATIONS OF A PERSON SUBMITTING COURSE FOR CE APPROVAL (4723-17-05 OAC)

(A)    An application for approval of a faculty-directed continuing education intravenous therapy course must demonstrate that the person submitting the continuing education course for approval:

(1)     Holds a current, valid Ohio license as a registered nurse;

(2)     Possesses a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing;

(3)     Has a minimum of two years experience in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse; and

(4)     Has formal education or practical experience in adult education.

QUALIFICATIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL (4723-17-05 OAC)

(B)    Except as provided in paragraph (C) of this rule, the minimum faculty qualifications for teaching a continuing education course in intravenous therapy for a licensed practical nurse are:

(1)     Completion of a board-approved registered nursing education program, or a registered nursing education program approved by another national council of state boards of nursing jurisdiction;

(2)     A current, valid Ohio license to practice nursing as a registered nurse; and

(3)     A minimum of two years experience in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse that includes substantial direct clinical experience in intravenous therapy.

(C)    A licensed health care professional who is not a registered nurse may teach a portion of the intravenous therapy continuing education course provided:

(1)     The licensed health care professional teaches at the direction of a registered nurse instructor; and

(2)     The licensed health care professional teaches information that is consistent with the professional's educational preparation and licensed scope of practice.

REVIEW PROCESS:
The completed application will be evaluated by peer reviewers/members of the Education Committee and the LPNAO RN Education Consultant to determine whether the learning activity meets criteria required for OBN Approval. This decision should be received in approximately six (6) weeks.
NOTE: If using the LPNAO developed IV Therapy Course instructor outline, which is available at a cost of $375.00 these completed items are on file at the State Office and do not have to be resubmitted unless changes have been made. All forms may be duplicated as needed.




a. A copy of this policy-Approval Process for an LPN/IV Therapy Course
b. CE Policy-Approval Process for CE Learning Activities (Policy#CE.App.002)
c. CE Policy – Faculty Directed CE Activities (Policy#CE.App.005)
d. Faculty-Directed CE Activity Approval – LPN/IV Therapy Course Application
e. Information for Providers of LPN/IV Therapy Courses
f. Standards: IV Therapy Course
g. Document titled “Determining CE Credit”
h. Document titled “Adult Education Learning Principles”
i. Blank Course Developer (s) Qualifications form
j. Blank Instructional Staff/Faculty qualifications Form
k. Blank Content Outline form**
l. Sample class schedule/time frame, evaluation form, certificate
m. Statistical summary from (This is sent only with the application for reapproval
of a course.)
n. Sample CE Attendance Record
o. Report to the OBN form entitled “Application to Perform Limited
Intravenous Therapy Procedures by a Licensed Practical Nurse”

 

IV THERAPY COURSE APPROVAL - USING LPNAO'S COURSE_ - COST: $200.00

 

a. A copy of this policy-Approval Process for an LPN/IV Therapy Course
b. CE Policy-Approval Process for CE Learning Activities (Policy#CE.App.002)
c. CE Policy – Faculty Directed CE Activities (Policy#CE.App.005)
d. Faculty-Directed CE Activity Approval – LPN/IV Therapy Course Application
e. Information for Providers of LPN/IV Therapy Courses
f. Standards: IV Therapy Course
g. Document titled “Determining CE Credit”
h. Document titled “Adult Education Learning Principles”
i. Blank Course Developer (s) Qualifications form
j. Blank Instructional Staff/Faculty qualifications Form
k. Blank Content Outline form**
l. Sample class schedule/time frame, evaluation form, certificate
m. Statistical summary from (This is sent only with the application for reapproval
of a course.)
n. Sample CE Attendance Record
o. Report to the OBN form entitled “Application to Perform Limited
Intravenous Therapy Procedures by a Licensed Practical Nurse”

 

Approval if using LPNAO Developed Curriculum. Download packet includes:
a. A copy of this policy-Approval Process for an LPN/IV Therapy Course
b. CE Policy-Approval Process for CE Learning Activities (Policy#CE.App.002)
c. CE Policy – Faculty Directed CE Activities (Policy#CE.App.005)
d. Faculty-Directed CE Activity Approval – LPN/IV Therapy Course Application
e. Information for Providers of LPN/IV Therapy Courses
f. Standards: IV Therapy Course
g. Document titled “Determining CE Credit”
h. Document titled “Adult Education Learning Principles”
i. Blank Course Developer (s) Qualifications form
j. Blank Instructional Staff/Faculty qualifications Form
k. Blank Content Outline form**
l. Sample class schedule/time frame, evaluation form, certificate
m. Statistical summary from (This is sent only with the application for re-approval of a course.)
n. Sample CE Attendance Record
o. Report to the OBN form entitled “Application to Perform Limited Intravenous Therapy Procedures by a Licensed Practical Nurse”
  • Processing fees are non-refundable. 
  • If an expedited review is requested, one that requires review in less than 6 weeks, there will be an additional $50.00 fee added to the regular processing fee.
  • Category A fee waived.

 

IV THERAPY COURSE APPROVAL - USING OTHER DEVELOPED COURSE - COST $350

Approval when using a curriculum other than LPNAO's developed course. Download packet includes:
a. A copy of this policy-Approval Process for an LPN/IV Therapy Course
b. CE Policy-Approval Process for CE Learning Activities (Policy#CE.App.002)
c. CE Policy – Faculty Directed CE Activities (Policy#CE.App.005)
d. Faculty-Directed CE Activity Approval – LPN/IV Therapy Course Application
e. Information for Providers of LPN/IV Therapy Courses
f. Standards: IV Therapy Course
g. Document titled “Determining CE Credit”
h. Document titled “Adult Education Learning Principles”
i. Blank Course Developer (s) Qualifications form
j. Blank Instructional Staff/Faculty qualifications Form
k. Blank Content Outline form**
l. Sample class schedule/time frame, evaluation form, certificate
m. Statistical summary from (This is sent only with the application for re-approval of a course.)
n. Sample CE Attendance Record
o. Report to the OBN form entitled “Application to Perform Limited Intravenous Therapy Procedures by a Licensed Practical Nurse”
 
  • Processing fees are non-refundable. 
  • If an expedited review is requested, one that requires review in less than 6 weeks, there will be an additional $50.00 fee added to the regular processing fee.
  • Category A fee waived.

 



 

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