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President’s Message

President’s Message

President's Message by Joscelyn Greaves, APRN-CNP Advanced Practice Registered Nurses already give so much of themselves and that passion to help no matter the demand on one’s self has never been called into action more than during this time of crisis. There has been...

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Perks of OAAPN Membership

Perks of OAAPN Membership

The strength of OAAPN lies in its numbers - our members who choose to invest in themselves and our shared profession through membership. The mission of OAAPN is to ensure that Ohioans have access to cost effective, high quality care provided by Advanced Practice...

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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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Month of Learning | Coming this October!

Month of Learning | Coming this October!

Join us for our Month of Learning! Due to the pandemic, OAAPN is not able to host our Annual Statewide Conference this year, but are working to still bring valuable opportunities to our members and all APRNs in Ohio.  We will be launching our Month of Learning in...

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What Are the Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses?

What Are the Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses?

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master's degree in nursing, and provides and coordinates patient care in primary or specialty healthcare. Within the category of APRNs are specialty areas that include nurse...

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Membership Matters – Join Us!

Membership Matters – Join Us!

By Sara Pease, APRN-CNP   These have certainly been trying times for everyone and we cannot stress our gratitude for all essential and frontline workers enough. In these past weeks and months, because of the support of OAAPN membership, OAAPN has been hard at work on...

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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

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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