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OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020 A Conversation with Joscelyn Greaves, OAAPN President     What are some of the highlights from 2019, both for APRNs as a profession and OAAPN as an organization?  For OAAPN, of course, the most significant thing...

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All About OAAPN – Make Your Membership Count

All About OAAPN – Make Your Membership Count

The strength of OAAPN truly lies in its numbers - so thank you to both our new and existing members for choosing to invest in yourself and your profession through your membership. Be sure to get the most out of your OAAPN membership by taking advantage of the services...

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Get to Know Your APRN

Get to Know Your APRN

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master's degree in nursing. Within the category of APRNs are specialty areas that include nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and...

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National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have designated December 1-7, as National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in order to highlight the importance of the influenza vaccination.  The CDC and its partners established NIVW in 2005, and chose December...

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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