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Membership Matters: Advance Your Career & Your Profession

The strength of OAAPN lies in our numbers - JOIN TODAY!  As a member of OAAPN, you receive numerous benefits, including: Be the first to receive timely news & legislative updates. Keep your finger on the pulse of your profession by receiving OAAPN’s perspective on...

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WATCH NOW: HB 177 Testimony

On Tuesday, April 9 at 11:00am, Representative Tom Brinkman provided sponsor testimony on HB 177, the Better Access, Better Care Act, before the Ohio House Health Committee. OAAPN members were there in large numbers to show support for our profession and for the 1.5...

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OAAPN Columbus Crew Outing

Join us on Saturday July 6th for OAAPN Night at MAPFRE Stadium to watch the Columbus Crew SC take on the Seattle Sounders! Catch up with your your APRN colleagues for the Central Region OAAPN Night with the Crew! Click HERE to buy tickets ($19/each). Deadline to...

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Celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12

National Nurses Week was established by the American Nurses Association in 1993, to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Each year, it is celebrated from May 6 through May 12, ending on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is considered to be the founder...

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OCTOBER 24-26, 2019

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.


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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

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

Central Region Director, 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

Northwest Region Director, OAAPN

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