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How Does a Bill Become Law?

How Does a Bill Become Law? As the new legislative session begins in the Ohio General Assembly, OAAPN is working to re-introduce a bill to expand access to vital health care services for Ohioans across the state by eliminating the requirement that APRNs sign a...

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OAAPN Northwest Region Conference

Northwest Region Conference OAAPN is hosting the Northwest Region Conference on Friday, March 22, 2019. The conference will include 8 CEUs including Pharm hours and Category A. Learn more and register here. Where: Bowling Green State University Bowen Thompson Student...

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APRN Day at the Statehouse

Save the date for OAAPN's APRN Day at the Statehouse on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Come to Columbus and learn about the legislative process and effective strategies to communicate with your legislators. You'll then get into the action with your colleagues to visit...

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Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Outing

Toledo Mud Hens vs. Charlotte Knights Meet at the Ballpark! Toledo Mud Hens on May 31st Join your APRN colleagues on Friday, May 31st for the Northwest Region OAAPN Night at the Ballpark to watch the Mud Hens take on the Charlotte Knights! Tickets are $14 each and you...

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Save the Date: Ask a Specialist Webinar

Save the Date: Our next Ask a Specialist webinar is Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.  We are privileged to have sleep specialist Dr. Amin Roy from Columbus online to answer your questions. He has an extensive practice in sleep medicine and provides a variety of treatment...

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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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