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The strength of OAAPN lies in our numbers - JOIN TODAY! As a member of OAAPN, you receive numerous benefits, including: Be the first to receive timely news & legislative updates. Keep your finger on the pulse of your profession by receiving OAAPN’s perspective on...read more
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
Join us on Saturday July 6th for OAAPN Night at MAPFRE Stadium to watch the Columbus Crew SC take on the Seattle Sounders! Catch up with your your APRN colleagues for the Central Region OAAPN Night with the Crew! Click HERE to buy tickets ($19/each). Deadline to...read more
National Nurses Week was established by the American Nurses Association in 1993, to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Each year, it is celebrated from May 6 through May 12, ending on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is considered to be the founder...read more
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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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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.