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2021 Statewide Conference Session Highlights

2021 Statewide Conference Session Highlights

The 2021 OAAPN Statewide Conference will be held October 21-23, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center in Downtown Columbus. The agenda of presentations and speakers for the 3-day conference offers something for every specialty, so be sure to make sure your...

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President’s Message with Kelly Shank, APRN-CNP

President’s Message with Kelly Shank, APRN-CNP

What an unusual year this has been, both  professionally and personally. As a nurse practitioner with almost 25 years of experience, I have never met with a more difficult time in my career. From the fear of  spreading  COVID-19  to  my  elderly  patients  or bringing...

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Statewide Conference Registration is Open!

Statewide Conference Registration is Open!

Statewide Conference Registration is Open!  OAAPN’s 30th Annual Statewide Conference will be held October, 21-23, at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center. The theme of this year’s conference is “Linking arms in education, practice, and policy,” and...

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

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Past-President, OAAPN

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Director of Reimbursement/FPA, OAAPN

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President-Elect, OAAPN

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