Latest News and Updates
On Tuesday, April 9 at 11:00am, Representative Tom Brinkman provided sponsor testimony on HB 177, the Better Access, Better Care Act, before the Ohio House Health Committee. OAAPN members were there in large numbers to show support for our profession and for the 1.5...read more
On March 29, 2019, Ohio Representative Tom Brinkman introduced HB 177, the "Better Access, Better Care Act," aimed at retiring the mandatory collaboration agreement between APRNs and physicians and podiatrists. The retirement of the Standard Care Arrangement (SCA)...read more
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...read more
The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses will host our 2019 Statewide Conference on October 24-26, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus. We are very excited to return to our Downtown Columbus location for the OAAPN Statewide Conference, giving us...read more
We will be live on Monday, April 29 for the April OBON Advisory Committee Meeting! Beginning at 10:00am on Monday, April 29th, OAAPN will be streaming the Ohio Board of Nursing’s APRN Advisory Committee meeting live on Facebook. This important service will again...read more
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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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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.