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Ohio APRNs

Read the Nurse Practitioner Prescriptive Privilege Position Statement (AANP)

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

Ongoing requirements for APRN prescribers:​

The authority to prescribe medications and therapeutic devices

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

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

APRN Prescribing Resources and Formulary

Courtesy of the Ohio Board of Nursing

Commonly prescribed medications