Latest News and Updates
On Monday, October 1st, OAAPN President Jesse McClain and other Ohio APRNs attended the Ohio Board of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee Meeting. That meeting, including all presenters and discussions was streamed live on the OAAPN Facebook page. The below videos are the...read more
On August 29, State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-District 3) introduced legislation — HB-726, the Better Access to Better Care Act — that serves to expand access to vital healthcare services for Ohioans across the state by eliminating Ohio's Standard...read more
It’s time to register for the OAAPN Statewide Conference. We are once again located in the heart of downtown Columbus - steps away from food, entertainment, and shopping. Fees Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops $100 each ($125 for Basic Suturing or Derm Basics) Full...read more
This week's "Amazing APRN" is Joscelyn Greaves: Joscelyn graduated from Malone College and received an MS in nursing from Kent State University. She is certified as an adult NP and has been practicing with Gastroenterology Specialists, Inc. in Canton for the last...read more
Hear Dr. Peter Buerhaus speak on his latest research: Nurse practitioners and America’s Primary Care Shortage
Dr. Peter Buerhaus ’ new report, “Nurse Practitioners: A Solution to America’s Primary Care Crisis,” describes his original research on the primary care shortage and its potential solutions. His research strongly suggests that reevaluating restrictions on nurse...read more
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THE OAAPN STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
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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.
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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.
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