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OAAPN’s HB-726 Would Retire Mandated SCA

On August 29, State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-District 3) introduced legislation — HB-726, the Better Access to Better Care Act — that serves to expand access to vital healthcare services for Ohioans across the state by eliminating Ohio's Standard...

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2018 OAAPN Statewide Conference

It’s time to register for the OAAPN Statewide Conference. We are once again located in the heart of downtown Columbus - steps away from food, entertainment, and shopping. Fees Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops $100 each ($125 for Basic Suturing or Derm Basics) Full...

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Confused about the New CE Requirements?

We've received many questions about what the CE requirements are with the passage of HB 216. To clear things up, OAAPN had our legal counsel set the record straight:  For the current renewal cycle of Nov. 1, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2019, you must complete 24 hours of...

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Next Generation Diabetes Management

Want to learn more about diabetes management? Don’t miss Angi Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8–9 a.m., as she presents the latest information on the titratable fixed-ratio combination therapies with basal insulin/GLP1-RA...

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OCTOBER 18-20, 2018

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 2018.


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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

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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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