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OAAPN Conference Wrap-Up

We had over 700 APRNs attend the Statewide Conference last week. Make sure to check out the photos on our Facebook page. A big "thank you!" to all who attended and made this one of our best conferences ever! Please Complete CE Evaluations If you attended...

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2017 Nurse Practitioner Talking Points {Infographic}

Talking Points from AANP: Nurse Practitioners, also known as NPs, are expert clinicians with advanced training who provide primary, acute and specialty health care. NPs offer high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care. NPs provide a full range of...

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Members Only! Updated Insurance Matrix

The OAAPN reimbursement team actively pursues resolution of APRN reimbursement concerns with all payers in Ohio and compiles it in matrix format listing payer and status. This matrix was recently updated to provide the latest information we have gathered. To access...

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Thank You for Sponsoring a Student at the Conference!

OAAPN started a new program at the Statewide Conference this year giving members an opportunity to sponsor a student's conference registration. A big thank you to Candy Rinehart and Bethany Parsell for sponsoring Alexa McGuire and Zach Manson this year. We hope this...

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OCTOBER 19-21, 2017

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 2017.


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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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