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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 1:10 pm Please join OAAPN, the Cincinnati Reds and your fellow APRNs for an afternoon of sun and relaxation at the ballpark! Join us Sunday, July 22nd as the Reds take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:10...read more
To promote the professional development of APRNs, each year we award up to four $1,500 OAAPN 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...read more
This is a message from Brian Burger President of the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) and Jesse McClain, President of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN). In the last month, Ohio legislators introduced House Bill 501 that would change a veterinary...read more
We invite you to submit your abstract for the poster presentation at the OAAPN Statewide Conference, Oct. 19-21at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio. All abstracts must convey relevance to advanced practice nursing. For criteria and to apply online, click...read more
The Ohio Board of Nursing recently made recommendations that support additional regulation of primary care nurse practitioners in Ohio (Memorandum_OBON_Advisory_Committtee). There is no empirical evidence to support the OBON’s position; in fact, it runs counter to...read more
Ohio State Senator Frank Hoagland is introducing legislation next week that will modernize the practice of Ohio's Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). This legislation seeks to remove the mandated collaborative arrangement between physicians and APRNs. Over...read more
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” – Robert Frank Share Your Moments with Yvette Garbe Steffens; Yvette Garbe Steffens, a Cincinnati APRN-CNP, works in Retail Healthcare and performs LIVE Television News Segments as a Media...read more
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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 2018.
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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 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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