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Our Accomplishments and Legislative Efforts

Our Accomplishments and Legislative Efforts

The mission of OAAPN is to ensure that Ohioans have access to the cost-effective, high-quality care provided by Advanced Practice Nurses, and one of the ways we do this is by promoting the practice of Advanced Practice Nursing and participating in the monitoring and...

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New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits: OAAPN Group Health Plan Resource!   The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) has partnered with Association Benefit Planners (ABP) as a resource to assist in finding affordable plans and benefits for your group.   ABP...

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OAAPN Scholarships – Apply Now!

OAAPN Scholarships – Apply Now!

To promote the professional development of APRNs, each year OAAPN awards up to three $1,500 scholarships for students in an approved entry level program leading to APRN licensure as well as one $2,000 DNP scholarship.  These awards are presented during the Annual...

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7 Influential Nurses You Should Know About

7 Influential Nurses You Should Know About

Nursing has evolved and changed over time. It would not be what it is today without many influential, dedicated and hardworking nurses. There are a number of influential nurses who have impacted our profession for centuries, some you may know and some you may not....

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How to Become an APRN

How to Become an APRN

A widespread shortage of physicians is placing pressure on the nursing profession to fill the gap. The result is that the demand for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), is expected to grow at a high rate. In addition, new knowledge in medical care requires...

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OAAPN IS COMMITTED…

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

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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