(A) Each advanced practice 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, 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 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.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/01/2015
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