(A) Each advanced practice registered nurse who obtains continuing nursing education in the nurse's area of practice for the purpose of obtaining or maintaining a national certification may use those continuing education hours to satisfy the continuing education requirements set forth in section 4723.24 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4723-14 of the Administrative Code if the continuing education meets the requirements of Chapter 4723-14 of the Administrative Code.
(B) A clinical nurse specialist, originally issued a certificate of authority on or before December 31, 2000 in accordance with division (C) of section 4723.41 of the Revised Code, as that division existed prior to March 20, 2013, who is not certified by a national nursing certifying organization approved by the board shall obtain twelve contact hours of continuing nursing education in addition to the twenty-four hours required every two years for renewal of a license to practice nursing as a registered nurse. For the purposes of complying with this rule:
(1) The additional hours shall be in programs that are targeted to advanced practice registered nurses in the nurse's area of practice or in relevant programs from other health care disciplines;
(2) The continuing education activity must meet the requirements of Chapter 4723-14 of the Administrative Code; and
(3) The clinical nurse specialist cannot use the waiver option contained in rule 4723-14-03 of the Administrative Code for the additional twelve contact hours of continuing nursing education required by this paragraph.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4723.07
Rule Amplifies: 4723.24, 4723.41, 4723.42
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/1997, 04/01/1998, 04/01/1999, 02/01/2006, 02/01/2011, 11/05/2012, 02/01/2014