Latest News and Updates
As we move into summer, I want to provide you with an update on the status of House Bill 177, the Better Access, Better Care Act. The past couple months have been very busy with the introduction of HB 177 and subsequent hearings. Representative Brinkman presented...read more
Applications Being Accepted! To promote the professional development of APRNs, each year OAAPN awards up to four $1,500 scholarships for students in an approved entry level program leading to APRN licensure as well as one $2,000 DNP scholarship. These awards are...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
APRNs Lead in Rural Health By Eric Snyder, DNP, APRN-CNP APRNs across the state of Ohio have faced varying levels of both challenge and success when it comes to integrating into a health systems’ organized medical staff structure, let alone in a leadership role. While...read more
Save the date for OAAPN's APRN Day at the Statehouse on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Come to Columbus and learn about the legislative process and effective strategies to communicate with your legislators. You'll then get into the action with your colleagues to visit...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.
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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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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.