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This is a message from Brian Burger President of the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) and Jesse McClain, President of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN). In the last month, Ohio legislators introduced House Bill 501 that would change a veterinary...read more
Legal & Technical Aspects of Long-Term Care Coding and Billing: 99310 and Beyond Enhancing revenue, avoiding audits, what to do when you find out your charts are being audited, and more! Co-sponsored by GAPNA Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM...read more
The important work of OAAPN is made possible by APRNs across the state volunteering their time and energy to advocate for their profession, and none more so than our volunteer board members. This month, OAAPN board members share the reasons why they volunteer, as well...read more
To promote the professional development of APRNs, each year we award up to four $1,500 OAAPN scholarships for students in an approved entry level program leading to APRN licensure as well as one $2,000 DNP scholarship. These awards are presented during the Annual...read more
These simple words can really agitate some of us. In reality, what do these words mean? Not a physician? Is it someone below a physician? A "non-physician provider?" This phrase creates an unnecessary hierarchy within our practice and inside our hospital systems....read more
Interested in Serving on the OBON's APRN Advisory Committee? The Ohio Board of Nursing has posted the application process to serve on the OBON’s APRN Advisory Committee in the following open positions: one CNM, one APRN who practices in primary care and one APRN who...read more
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THE OAAPN STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
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.
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.
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