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Meet Amazing APRN Mary Jane Maloney

Meet Amazing APRN Mary Jane Maloney

Mary Jane Maloney is not only an amazing APRN but she is also the Director of Government Relations and former two-time President for the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. As a resident of the Cleveland area, Mary Jane has traveled to Columbus several times...

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COVID-19 Emergency Rules for Telemedicine Visits

COVID-19 Emergency Rules for Telemedicine Visits

In an effort to provide better access to healthcare during the COVID-19 outbreak, the federal government, the State of Ohio, and many commercial payers have expanded coverage of telemedicine services. At this time, it is unknown when the emergency rules will end (or...

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Updates from Governor DeWine and ODH Director Amy Acton

Updates from Governor DeWine and ODH Director Amy Acton

A summary of the updates from Governor DeWine and ODH Director Amy Acton from this weekend: - 36 confirmed COVID-19 cases. At least 350 pending who are under investigation. - Age ranges from 31-86 years old.  13 are females and  23 are males. - Casinos and racinos are...

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THE OAAPN STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 22-24, 2020

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.

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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