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Advance Your Career and The APRN Profession | Join OAAPN

Advance Your Career and The APRN Profession | Join OAAPN

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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Managing Stress and Burnout Through the Pandemic

Managing Stress and Burnout Through the Pandemic

While managing the COVID-19 global pandemic has been challenging for everyone, APRNs on the frontlines of the pandemic are particularly prone to feeling its effects. In addition to exposing themselves and potentially family members to an increased risk of the disease,...

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Tips for National Nutrition Month

Tips for National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created National Nutrition Month to be recognized annually during the month of March. The goal of the campaign is to encourage people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits that can be...

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Home Health Emergency Rule Will Become Permanent

Home Health Emergency Rule Will Become Permanent

OAAPN is excited to announce that effective March 7, 2021 the Home Health Emergency Rule will become permanent!  Our reimbursement team has diligently and successfully worked with Ohio Medicaid to make this a permanent rule. Home health services will now be...

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All About APRNs | Infographic

All About APRNs | Infographic

Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) include Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA). All of these APRNs practice in Ohio, yet have encountered many...

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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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