Licensure by Examination Applications:
RN/LPN: Apply Online
RN/LPN Application Fee: $75.00
Fees are non-refundable and payable to "Treasurer, State of Ohio" (certified check, cashier's check, or money order only)
As part of the application process, you must:
The Notary Public may charge a fee for his or her services. To find a Notary Public try your bank or the post office. You can also search here: http://www.notaryrotary.com/agent/find_a_notary.asp
Once the application, fee, fingerprints, and supporting documents have been reviewed, the Board will determine if you are eligible to test.
If you are eligible to take the NCLEX, you will receive an authorization to test (ATT) and instructions on scheduling the test.
When passing NCLEX results are received by the board, a license will be issued.
About Temporary Permits:
The Ohio Board of Nursing issues temporary permits only to nurses seeking licensure by endorsement.
If you require special testing accommodations because of a disability, it is recommended that you notify the Board, in writing, six months prior to the date you wish to take the examination. You must also submit:
A letter indicating what your disability is and what type of accommodations you are requesting.
Documentation from your nursing program describing any accommodations provided to you during your education.
A letter from a licensed health care provider stating your diagnosis and providing copies of supporting test findings and/or evaluations. This documentation must be sent to the Board directly from the health care provider.
More information is found here: Request for Special Accommodation
Need More Information?
Access the site for the Ohio Board of Nursing at: Ohio Board of Nursing