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OAAPN’s HB-726 Would Retire Mandated SCA

On August 29, State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-District 3) introduced legislation — HB-726, the Better Access to Better Care Act — that serves to expand access to vital healthcare services for Ohioans across the state by eliminating Ohio's Standard...

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OAAPN Board Student Committee — Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce our first student committee! Our student members are invaluable to our organization and are the future of health care and OAAPN. The student committee is designed to cultivate student leadership through mentorship and members will be...

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Register Now for Southwest Region Spring Workshop!

OAAPN is hosting the first Southwest Region Spring Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 9 on the University of Cincinnati campus, easily accessed from Dayton, Columbus, Kettering and Wilmington. The conference will include 7 CEUs including Pharm hours and Category A....

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THE OAAPN STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
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.

OAAPN IS COMMITTED…

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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