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APRN Leadership Essential for Better Access to Care in Ohio

APRN Leadership Essential for Better Access to Care in Ohio

Written by Amanda Rumpke, MSN, APRN-CNP The University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing slogan reads: “UC nurses. We see Leaders.” How apt? From the beginning of our training  until the end of our careers, nurses master the art of understanding needs and ensuring...

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Our Accomplishments and Legislative Efforts

Our Accomplishments and Legislative Efforts

The mission of OAAPN is to ensure that Ohioans have access to the cost-effective, high-quality care provided by Advanced Practice Nurses, and one of the ways we do this is by promoting the practice of Advanced Practice Nursing and participating in the monitoring and...

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The OAAPN Mission and Vision

The OAAPN Mission and Vision

Founded in 1996, OAAPN is the largest and only full-service statewide professional membership organization for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of all specialties within Ohio. OAAPN represents the interests of more than 17,000 APRNs currently practicing in Ohio and...

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Small Donations Make a Big Difference

Small Donations Make a Big Difference

The OAAPN PAC is the legislative voice for Ohio’s APRNs! Your contribution supports state legislators who advocate for APRNs and healthcare access for all Ohioans. Financial contributions to OAAPN PAC must be made by individuals. Association dues cannot be used. We...

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The Importance of Leadership in Nursing

The Importance of Leadership in Nursing

The healthcare industry is constantly and rapidly changing, and it is only with strong nurse leadership that nurses will continue to grow and help to shape a smarter healthcare delivery system for the future. In fact, effective nursing leadership is essential to...

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OAAPN IS COMMITTED…

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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