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Introducing Incoming President, Kelly Shank

Introducing Incoming President, Kelly Shank

Kelly Shank, APRN, ANP-C, will be taking over the reigns as President of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN), replacing outgoing President Joscelyn Greaves, APRN-CN.    Growing up with a mom who was a nurse, Kelly says she always knew that...

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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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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 Congratulates Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

OAAPN Congratulates Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

The future of APRN practice is bright and OAAPN looks forward to the day when these recipients will work along-side their APRN peers. Congratulations to our 2020 DNP scholarship recipient, Teri Lieser, who is currently studying at Kent State University. We also...

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National Midwifery Week | Midwives for Equity

National Midwifery Week | Midwives for Equity

Created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), National Midwifery Week celebrates and recognizes midwives and midwife-led care in the United States. This year, National Midwifery Week is October 4 - 10, focusing on “Midwives for Equity.”  With the belief...

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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.

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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