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Board Member Spotlight: Andrea Scarcipino

Board Member Spotlight: Andrea Scarcipino

Andrea Scarcipino, APRN-CNP, Lead APP, PM&R/Pain & Healing, started her career as a Registered Nurse with her ADN degree. As a single mom with two kids, she felt that route made the most sense to her. Once she began working as an RN in the MICU, she went back...

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Why it’s Important to Belong to a Professional Organization

Why it’s Important to Belong to a Professional Organization

You’ve heard the old saying: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” When it comes to your career as an advanced practice nurse, your reputation is everything. Who you know–and, in turn, what people know about you–can define the types of opportunities that come...

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Florence Nightingale: A Driving Force in Modern Nursing

Florence Nightingale: A Driving Force in Modern Nursing

Born to a wealthy family in 1820, Florence Nightingale chose to go into nursing during a time when nursing was not considered a well-respected career. However,  Florence Nightingale paved the path as a caring nurse and leader in her field, leaving a significant impact...

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

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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