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OAAPN Statewide Conference Reminders

We are only a few weeks away for the best APRN continuing education conference in Ohio. The Hyatt Regency in Columbus is prepping to be overtaken by some very enthusiastic APRNs from all around our state. We’ve compiled a list a key reminders as you begin planning for...

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Attorney General Opinion Update on Acute Care Practice

After the fall 2016 publication of the Ohio Board of Nursing (“OBON”) un-authored Momentum article on the regulation of specialty practice for APRNs working in acute care practice sites, many hospital systems abruptly and prematurely changed their policies, limiting...

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Q&A with Incoming OAAPN President Jesse McClain

Jesse McClain will take the office of President of the Board of the Ohio Association of Advance Practice Nurses at the OAAPN Statewide Conference. We caught up with him ahead of the conference to learn more about his path to the presidency and goals for the future....

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Other APRN Events of Interest

OAAPN Statewide Meeting DATES:                 October 19–21, 2017 LOCATION:         Hyatt Regency - Columbus More Info here: Cardiovascular Update 2017 DATES:                 October 26-27, 2017 LOCATION:         Global Center...

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OCTOBER 19-21, 2017

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 2017.


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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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