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OAAPN Leadership Awards Winners

OAAPN Leadership Awards Winners

Congratulating the 2021 OAAPN Leadership Awards Winners OAAPN is excited to celebrate our 2021 Leadership Awards Winners for those who demonstrated Excellence in an APRN Role. We also added a new OAAPN Legacy Award this year, designed to recognize amazing APRNs in...

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The Importance of Practicing Gratitude in Healthcare

The Importance of Practicing Gratitude in Healthcare

Burnout is a very real thing and is being felt by healthcare professionals now more than ever. It can leave you feeling physically and mentally exhausted, less able to connect with patients, and unable to find meaning in work.  As the healthcare profession struggles...

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Celebrating NP Week 2021

Celebrating NP Week 2021

Celebrating NP Week 2021 At OAAPN, we are proud to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week recognizing these exceptional health care providers. In addition to honoring the work of Nurse Practitioners (NPs), NP Week seeks to build awareness of the importance of...

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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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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 16,000 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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I love being an Advanced Practice Nurse and want to be as involved as I can in promoting my profession.
Candy Rinehart

Past-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

Director of Reimbursement/FPA, 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

President-Elect, OAAPN

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