Ohio Board of Nursing Prescribing Process Flow Chart  - CLICK HERE -

Read the Nurse Practitioner Prescriptive Privilege Position Statement (AANP) - CLICK HERE -

Ongoing requirements for APRN prescribers:​

The authority to prescribe medications and therapeutic devices

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-Asthmatics
  • Anti-Hypertensives
  • Cholesterol/Lipid Lowering Agents 
  • Diabetes Agents

APRN FormularyCourtesy of the Ohio Board of Nursing


Providing quality, affordable health carE​ ​​

advanceD practice registereD nurseS

Learn more about the rules governing APRN prescribers in Ohio, according to chapter 4723-9 of the Ohio Administrative Code  - CLICK HERE -

APRNs in Ohio have the ability to prescribe medications, including controlled substances such as Morphine and Valium.  APRNs who prescribe medications must:

  • Complete an approved 45-hour course (within the last 5 years) in advanced pharmacology that includes the legal, ethical, and fiscal implications of prescribing in Ohio as well as specific instruction related to schedule II controlled substances

  • Be authorized to practice as a CNP, CNM, or CNS by the Ohio Board of Nursing

  • Execute a Standard Care Arrangement with one or more collaborating physicians or podiatrists

Commonly prescribed medications

Ohio APRNs