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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 Scholarships – Applications Being Accepted

New: DNP Scholarship! Applications for $1,500 scholarships are now being accepted from students in an Ohio APRN program for their initial APRN licensure. New this year is a $2,000 DNP Project Scholarship. The submission deadline is June 30. Click HERE for details and...

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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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Save the Date: OAAPN Statewide Conference 2017

OAAPN, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, focused on providing access to high quality, cost-effective quality health care, will host their 2017 Statewide Conference from October 19–21. Once again, OAAPN will award scholarships to four Ohio APRN...

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Q&A With Our Northeast Region Co-Director Kim Brazee

Get to know our Northeast Region Co-Director, Kim Brazee, ANCP. Kim works at the University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center. What led to your career as an APRN? My desire to expand my practice and continue to grow professionally while increasing my level of...

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Seeking Lake County Chapter Leader

Are you looking to move your membership forward and get more involved? We are looking for a strong leader to serve as the new Lake County Chapter Leader. Kim Brazee has done a wonderful job creating and cultivating this new chapter. She continues to do great work for...

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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.

Membership Matters

I love being an Advanced Practice Nurse and want to be as involved as I can in promoting my profession.

Candy Rinehart

President, OAAPN

I believe that it is important to be engaged with other advanced practice nurses in improving not only our profession, but improving patient care along the way.

Bethany Parsell

Central Region Director, OAAPN

I like to keep up on the newest developments in medications, legislature and changes that affect my practice. OAAPN makes it easy to do.

Kelly Shank

Northwest Region Director, OAAPN

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