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Call for Applications — OAAPN Board of Directors

This is an exciting time for all APRNs — and serving on the OAAPN Board of Directors is a way to have a greater voice for Ohio's Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Applications are now being accepted for: President-Elect (3 year commitment as President-Elect,...

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Confused about the New CE Requirements?

We've received many questions about what the CE requirements are with the passage of HB 216. To clear things up, OAAPN had our legal counsel set the record straight:  For the current renewal cycle of Nov. 1, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2019, you must complete 24 hours of...

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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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CE Requirements & ANCC

Q. Can the “same” CEs used to renew our Ohio APRN license be used for our 5-year recertification requirements (ANCC)?  A. You may use the same CE hours that you obtain for recertification to meet your Ohio CE requirements for licensure so long as those CE activities...

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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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