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OAAPN Scholarships — Applications Being Accepted

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...

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Call For Posters

We invite you to submit your abstract for the poster presentation at the OAAPN Statewide Conference, Oct. 19-21at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio. All abstracts must convey relevance to advanced practice nursing. For criteria and to apply online, click...

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OBON Pursues Additional Regulation of Primary Care NPs

The Ohio Board of Nursing recently made recommendations that support additional regulation of primary care nurse practitioners in Ohio (Memorandum_OBON_Advisory_Committtee).  There is no empirical evidence to support the OBON’s position; in fact, it runs counter to...

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Contact your Senator Today: Bill to Remove Mandated SCA

Ohio State Senator Frank Hoagland is introducing legislation next week that will modernize the practice of Ohio's Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). This legislation seeks to remove the mandated collaborative arrangement between physicians and APRNs. Over...

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Attention Ohio APRNs, Share Your Moments

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” – Robert Frank Share Your Moments with Yvette Garbe Steffens; Yvette Garbe Steffens, a Cincinnati APRN-CNP, works in Retail Healthcare and performs LIVE Television News Segments as a Media...

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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.

Membership Matters

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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