NCLEX® EXAM & LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING FELONY POLICY

Section 4723.28 of the Ohio Revised Code, the law regulating the practice of nursing, states that the Board of Nursing may deny a person the privilege of sitting for the licensing examination based on certain past behaviors or legal history.

Each applicant for licensure will be required to answer questions on the application related to whether the individual seeking licensure has been convicted of, found guilty of, pled guilty to, pled no contest to, or received treatment in lieu of conviction for 1) any misdemeanor committed in the course of practice in Ohio, 2) any felony, 3) any crime involving gross immorality or moral turpitude, or 4) any violation of a municipal, county, state, or federal law.

OHIO BOARD OF NURSING LICENSURE - APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

As of June 2004, the Ohio Board of Nursing requires all applicants for licensure to declare any existing psychiatric condition(s). Please check with the Board of Nursing for further clarification or questions at (614) 466-3947, or e-mail board@nursing.ohio.gov.

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR NCLEX® CANDIDATES

The federal law known as Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) limits state licensure to U.S. citizens and other qualified applicants. The State Board of Nursing is required to keep assurance of citizenship on record with applications for licensure.