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CRNAs’ HB191 Awaits Opponent Testimony

Legislation pertaining to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (CRNAs) scope of practice is currently before the Ohio House Health Committee. House Bill 191 was introduced early in 2017 by sponsor Representative Anne Gonzales. The bill proposes much needed scope...

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Final Version of Model SCA Now Available!

Model SCA: Final Version Available Now OAAPN’s legal counsel has just updated our Model SCA and this final version incorporates the 30-MED rules written by the OBON and approved by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR)  on January 8, 2018, as well as the...

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UPDATE: Implications of 30-Med Ruling by the OBON

  The Board of Nursing recently adopted a new rule that creates a limited exception for APRNs to the general prohibition on prescribing opioid analgesics for the treatment of acute pain in excess of a 30 MED daily average for APRNs. The rule becomes effective...

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Key Benefits of an OAAPN Membership

Key Benefits of an OAAPN Membership Receive timely news & legislative updates – first. You’ll have the pulse of our profession by receiving perspective on state and national news, trends and ongoing legislative activity in your inbox and through our members-only...

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

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