Latest News and Updates
On Monday, June 17th, OAAPN Immediate Past President Jesse McClain, Christine Williams, MSN, CNP, FAANP, and members of OAAPN attended the Ohio Board of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee Meeting. This meeting, the OAAPN recap including all presenters and discussions...read more
HB 177 Update: Representative Brinkman and the OAAPN lobbying team have continued to meet with House Health Committee members and House Leadership to advance HB 177: The Better Access, Better Care Act. OAAPN was informed that Interested Party Testimony will take place...read more
Call for Posters — Statewide Conference We invite you to submit your abstract for the poster presentation held during the OAAPN Statewide Conference, October 24-26, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. All abstracts...read more
On March 29, 2019, Ohio Representative Tom Brinkman introduced HB 177, the "Better Access, Better Care Act," aimed at retiring the mandatory collaboration agreement between APRNs and physicians and podiatrists. The retirement of the Standard Care Arrangement (SCA)...read more
OAAPN Membership Levels OAAPN Membership offers many benefits, including access to continuing education, access to OAAPN legal counsel, news and legislative updates, networking opportunities, APRN modernization in Ohio support, and more! Check out our infographic...read more
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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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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.