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How Does House Bill 216 Affect…

Ohio House Bill 216: How it affects Standard Care Agreements (SCA), controlled substances, prescribing and formulary. Learn more on this info graphic created and shared by the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN). Download the PDF here STANDARD CARE...

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Applying for APRN License – RN License Renewal

All APRNs will need to renew their RN license and apply for the APRN license in 2017.
The current CE requirements have not changed for the 2017 renewal period.
The CE requirements under HB 216 will need to be met before you renew your RN and APRN licenses in 2019.

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Q&A With Northeast Region Co-Director Joscelyn Greaves

Get to know our Northeast Region Co-Director, Joscelyn Greaves. Joscelyn works at Gastroenterology Specialists, Inc. in Canton, Ohio. What led to your career as an APRN? My years as a nurse and wanting more independence in caring for my patients. I saw there is a need...

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You and OAAPN – Advocating for APRN Practice in Ohio

From the beginning of most of our careers, we have been trained to be advocates. In fact the American Nursing Association includes advocacy in the definition of nursing. Florence Nightingale led the early advocacy movements in the nursing profession. She believed that...

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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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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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