The Nursing Institute

Training for nursing students and other healthcare workers.

Continuing Education

The Nursing Institute is an approved provider for continuing nursing education through the Ohio Nurses Association. As stated in the Ohio Nurses Association Provider Manual, “continuing nursing education consists of planned, organized learning experiences designed to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses. It enhances nursing practice, education, theory development, research and administration. The outcome of continuing education is to improve the health of the public and nurses’ pursuit of their professional career goals.” The Nursing Institute provides and jointly provides fee-based continuing education activities to service the needs of nurses in the community.


Advanced Pharmacology Course for Ohio APRNs

This course is a self-paced, module-based Independent Study CE offering that meets requirements set forth by Ohio HB 216 for APRNs 2017 license renewal.  The course meets the Ohio Board of Nursing requirement of “45” hours of a course in Advanced Pharmacology which includes the law (federal and state), fiscal/ethical implications of prescribing, schedule II, including pain management therapies, prevention of abuse and diversion of schedule II and pharmacotherapeutics for the Advanced Practice nurse.  (Section 4723.482 (B), ORC)  Upon successful completion of the modules and submission of the course evaluation, you will receive a CE certificate for 46 Nursing Continuing Education hours. The course will remain open until May 1, 2019.

Price: $500; $450 for APRNs who have served as masters level preceptors for WSU graduate students since 2016

Note:  Once you have registered and paid, you will receive an electronic receipt of payment.  All paid registrations are checked during business hours Monday – Friday and an email with instructions on how to access the course will be sent to the email your provide at the time of payment.  

Disclosure:  The planners and faculty have declared no conflict of interest.  

Criteria for completion:    (1). Completion of the eight (8) on-line modules with a 70% passing score for each module quiz and, (2) Submission of the signed course evaluation form indicating time spent on the course

The Center for Continuing Nursing and Health Education at The Nursing Institute of West Central Ohio, Wright State University-Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-217 Expiration 7/01/2018)


Questions? Contact Harriet Knowles, MSN, RN @ 937-775-3940.


Category A -- Law

This course is only one part of the 45 hour Advanced Pharmacology requirement and is designed for nurses that have taken an Advanced Pharmacology course, but have not had the content on the law, fiscal and ethical responsibilities.  

The purpose of this Independent Study activity is to present the provisions of the Ohio Board of Nursing House Bill 216 that became law April 6, 2017.  This activity explains how the bill eliminates the certificate of authority (COA) and the Certificate to Prescribe (CTP) and replaces them with an APRN license that will designate APRNs as CRNAs, CNPs, or CNMs.  This activity will also describe additional changes to Chapter 4723., Ohio Revised Code (ORC), often known as the Nurse Practice Act, in addition to other related ORC sections.    

Upon successful completion, this course will provide at total 5.75 hours of nursing CE, which includes 1.8 hours of Category A (Ohio Laws and Rules). 

Cost: $45

CPR Training


CPR Training -- American Heart Association Approved Course


Course Fee $20
CPR card available within two weeks after class session.<br>

BDLS -- Basic Disaster Life Support

This course is a pre-requisite to the NDHC (National Disaster Health Consortium). The fee is separate from NDHC.

Please contact Diana Lewis at 937-775-3572 or for information.