April 21, 2017

Advanced practice nurses (APRNs) now have an online option to comply with Ohio House Bill 216. The Ohio State University College of Nursing has developed two online courses: advanced pharmacology across the lifespan and advanced neonatal pharmacology. APRNs may choose the course that best suits their needs according to the population they serve.

House Bill 216 replaces the certificate of authority (COA) and the certificate to prescribe (CTP) with licensure and requires advanced practice nurses in the state of Ohio to have a current CTP or to complete 45 hours of advanced pharmacology within five years preceding licensure. Each of the online courses meets the 45-hour requirement. In addition, the courses offer an easy-to-follow online format. Self-paced modules will include narrated lectures, handouts that can be downloaded and printed for reference and quizzes that are graded pass/fail. Sections can be retaken, and there is no additional homework. Both courses are priced at $490.

Registration is now open for both online courses and will begin July 1. Register at go.osu.edu/pharm.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

November 22, 2013

The National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts® is growing and making an impact. A Million Hearts educational module constructed by The Ohio State University Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy is free and online to assist with education and implementation of the Department of Health and Human Services Million Hearts initiative. The Million Hearts educational module was designed for interdisciplinary teamwork by healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals’ students. More than 55 colleges and nearly 1,000 individuals across the country have accessed and are using the educational module, with over 6,000 Americans already screened or educated about the "ABCs" of the Million Hearts initiative. The goals of the educational module are to educate healthcare professional students and healthcare professionals on the Million Hearts initiative, increase Million Hearts screenings, education nationwide and improve population cardiovascular health. Join the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts and prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017: millionhearts.osu.edu.