Legal Limitations for Nurse Licensure
The Nursing Programs Administrator assumes the responsibility for making available to applicants to the MDT Nursing Programs the information regarding legal limitations for state licensure. Admission or graduation from the nursing program does not guarantee obtaining a license to practice nursing. Licensure requirements and the subsequent procedures are the exclusive right and responsibility of each state’s Board of Nursing.
Students must satisfy the requirements of the Nurse Practice Act: statutes, rules and regulations independently of any college requirements for graduation. All nurse applicants for licensure need to be fingerprinted and have a background check. For Ohio applicants, this must be done by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Ohio License Information
See Ohio Revised Code Section 4723.09 License Application for more information.
Pursuant to ORC Section 4723.09 (A) (2) (b), an applicant who entered a prelicensure nursing education program on or after June 1, 2003, the criminal records check of the applicant that is completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation and includes a check of federal bureau of investigation records and that the bureau submits to the board indicates that the applicant has not been convicted of, has not plead guilty to, and has not had a judicial finding of guilt for violating section 2903.01, 2903.02, 2903.03, 2903.011, 2905.01, 2907.02, 2907.03, 2907.05, 2909.02, 2911.01, or 2911.11 of the Revised Code or substantially similar law of another state, the United States, or another country.