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Call for Applications — OAAPN Board of Directors

Call for Applications — OAAPN Board of Directors

This is a challenging yet rewarding time for all APRNs and serving on the OAAPN Board of Directors is a way to have a greater voice for Ohio's Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Applications are now being accepted for: President Elect (6 year term comprised of 2...

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As APRNs, We Are In This Together

As APRNs, We Are In This Together

By Jesse V. McClain IV, DNP, APRN-CNS, OAAPN Immediate Past President To say the past few months have been a bizarre and demanding time in healthcare may be an understatement and OAAPN appreciates all of our fellow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) for your...

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OAAPN Statewide Conference Update

OAAPN Statewide Conference Update

Statewide Conference Update: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that OAAPN is an association comprised of frontline healthcare workers, the OAAPN Board of Directors has decided to cancel this year’s 2020 Statewide Conference originally scheduled for late...

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APRNs Improving Patient Care

APRNs Improving Patient Care

The Role of APRNs in Patient-Centered Care Healthcare professionals seek to provide patient-centered care in order to increase patient satisfaction and positive patient experiences. As a shortage of physicians in the United States limits doctors’ ability to provide...

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OCTOBER 22-24, 2020

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

Past-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

Director of Reimbursement/FPA, 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

President-Elect, OAAPN

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