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5 Reasons to Attend the OAAPN Statewide Conference

5 Reasons to Attend the OAAPN Statewide Conference

OAAPN’s 31st Annual Statewide Conference will be held October 20-22, at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center, with the theme “Linking arms in education, practice, and policy.” Attendees of the Conference representing all four specialties from throughout...

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Meet Amazing APRN Amy Schueler, MS, APRN-CNP, APRN-CNS

Meet Amazing APRN Amy Schueler, MS, APRN-CNP, APRN-CNS

Amy Schueler currently practices as an NP at The Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center in Interventional Radiology. She previously practiced there as an NP and CNS in Cardiology. Amy has been an APRN leader, practitioner, mentor, preceptor and educator for many...

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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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

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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