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How Does a Bill Become Law?

How Does a Bill Become Law? As the new legislative session begins in the Ohio General Assembly, OAAPN is working to re-introduce a bill to expand access to vital health care services for Ohioans across the state by eliminating the requirement that APRNs sign a...

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OAAPN Northwest Region Conference

Northwest Region Conference OAAPN is hosting the Northwest Region Conference on Friday, March 22, 2019. The conference will include 8 CEUs including Pharm hours and Category A. Learn more and register here. Where: Bowling Green State University Bowen Thompson Student...

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OAAPN Offers 3 Year Membership

Did You Know? OAAPN Offers a 3 Year Membership Option Invest in yourself and your profession! You can now purchase a three-year discounted membership to OAAPN. The cost will be $300 — a  total savings of $75. When you are ready to renew your dues you can now choose...

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Join Us Live on Monday! OBON Advisory Committee Meeting

We will be live on Monday for the OBON Advisory Committee Meeting! Beginning at 10:00am on Monday, February 25th, OAAPN will be streaming the Ohio Board of Nursing’s APRN Advisory Committee meeting live on Facebook. This important service will again provide you with...

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OCTOBER 24-26, 2019

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.


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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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