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OBON Posts More on New Exclusionary Formulary

The OBON today posted this on their website under the “Prescribing Resources” section, along with their new formulary language as a link. “The Exclusionary Formulary ... was recommended by the Committee on Prescriptive Governance and adopted by the Board of Nursing in...

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OAAPN Northwest Region Spring Conference

  Approved for 6 contact hours - including 1 Category A hour and pharmacology hours. Date: Friday, June 2, 2017   Where: Bowling Green State University, Student Union Ballroom B 1001 E Wooster Bowling Green, OH   Cost: $75 Student Members $100 Members...

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ACNP — FNP Scope of Practice and the OBON

Last fall the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBON) published an article on Acute Care and Primary Care NP scope of practice in the OBON's e-zine, Momentum. For the first time the OBON gave the opinion that an APRN's national certification would determine where an APRN could...

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Please Write Letter of Support for CRNAs’ House Bill 191

New legislation has been introduced on behalf of Ohio’s CRNAs. Visit OSANA's website HERE to see the provisions of HB 191 which support efforts to improve anesthesia care for Ohioans and allow CRNAs to provide care appropriate to their education and certification....

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Free CE on Effects of HB 216 for Non-Prescribing APRNs

Sigma Theta Tau/Zeta Theta Tau Chapter is co-sponsoring with the Ohio Nurses Association a FREE LEGAL CE regarding the effect of House Bill 216 on APRNS who do not prescribe/do not want to prescribe and/or do not have a Standard Care Arrangement – primarily those in...

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Other APRN Events of Interest

  Data 2000 Waiver Training for APRNs Ohio Council of Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) Annual Opiate Summit Includes ASAM provided DATA 2000 training Hyatt Regency Columbus June 12 & 13, 2017 As a call to physicians, advanced practice registered nurses...

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OCTOBER 19-21, 2017

We are very excited to return to our Downtown Columbus location for the OAAPN Statewide Conference, giving us unlimited growth potential in a diverse and vibrant area. Don’t miss the best APRN continuing education conference in Ohio! All are welcome! Look for registration info in August 2017.


to changing Ohio law to allow APRNs the ability to provide the best possible health care to Ohioans. Full Practice Authority is defined as the “collection of state practice and licensure laws that allow APRNs to evaluate patients, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, initiate and manage treatments – including prescribe medications – under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing.”

We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations. OAAPN is the voice of over 13,000 APRNs in Ohio – we all need to pull together to ensure that APRNs can practice at the highest level of their education, training and certification.

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President, OAAPN

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Central Region Director, OAAPN

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Northwest Region Director, OAAPN

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