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A Guide to DEI in Healthcare

A Guide to DEI in Healthcare

The conversation about Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within the workplace is growing louder and louder each day for a good reason. DEI brings together people, perspectives, and ideas to help create stronger bonds among individuals and stronger organizations. In...

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The Importance of Personal Leadership

The Importance of Personal Leadership

At OAAPN, we already know that APRNs are extremely valuable to today's healthcare system. The Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse Midwives among our members all hold critical roles in addressing...

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OAAPN’s Role: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

OAAPN’s Role: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

by: Mandi Cafasso, DNP, APRN-CNP The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) was founded in 1990, aiming to be the unified voice for Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs) in Ohio. To date, OAAPN is the largest and only full service statewide professional...

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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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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 16,000 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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