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Introducing Incoming President, Kelly Shank

Introducing Incoming President, Kelly Shank

Kelly Shank, APRN, ANP-C, will be taking over the reigns as President of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN), replacing outgoing President Joscelyn Greaves, APRN-CN.    Growing up with a mom who was a nurse, Kelly says she always knew that...

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Month of Learning | Coming this October!

Month of Learning | Coming this October!

Join us for our Month of Learning! Due to the pandemic, OAAPN is not able to host our Annual Statewide Conference this year, but are working to still bring valuable opportunities to our members and all APRNs in Ohio.  We will be launching our Month of Learning in...

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Perks of OAAPN Membership

Perks of OAAPN Membership

The strength of OAAPN lies in its numbers - our members who choose to invest in themselves and our shared profession through membership. The mission of OAAPN is to ensure that Ohioans have access to cost effective, high quality care provided by Advanced Practice...

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Doug Caserta: Thanking Our Outgoing Board Members

Doug Caserta: Thanking Our Outgoing Board Members

Retired from the US Air Force, Doug Caserta has been an RN for over 20 years, a Family Nurse Practitioner for 9 years, and received his Master’s Degree in Nursing as an FNP from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology from Park...

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Kimberly Tartt: Thanking Our Outgoing Board Members

Kimberly Tartt: Thanking Our Outgoing Board Members

As the OAAPN Central Region Director, Kimberly Tartt sought to pursue full practice authority and the removal of all barriers to practice for APRN professionals. She notes, “I believe serving on OAAPN is vital, as without it our profession and all Ohioans.”  She...

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Jesse McClain: Thanking Our Outgoing Board Members

Jesse McClain: Thanking Our Outgoing Board Members

The Immediate Past President of OAAPN, Jesse McClain has been practicing in neurology for 14 years in both an inpatient and outpatient capacity. Currently, in practice at Mercy Health Youngstown, he has authored or co-authored a number of studies including a recent...

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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 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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