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OAAPN’s HB-726 Would Retire Mandated SCA

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...

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Where do you meet your Ohio NPs?

Where do you meet your Ohio NPs? Hospitals Urgent Care Cosmetic/Plastic Practices Oncology Practices Specialty Practices Women’s Services Nursing Home/Assisted Living Family Health Cardiology Practices Pediatricians NP Owned Practices For more information about Ohio...

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CRNA HB 191 – Please Contact Your Legislators!

  OAAPN supports all APRNS’s in Ohio. As many of you know, the Ohio Association of Nurse Anesthetists (OSANA) has CRNA HB 191 currently in the Ohio House. The Chairman of House Health Committee (who is a physician) is willing to move the latest version of OSANA's bill...

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American Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month, focusing on bringing attention to diabetes and the impact is has on Americans. One in 10 Americans has diabetes, and another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This year, the...

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

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President, OAAPN

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Central Region Director, OAAPN

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Northwest Region Director, OAAPN

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