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Federal Trade Commission Shows Support for House Bill 177

Federal Trade Commission Shows Support for House Bill 177

The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses has been working with Rep. Brinkman's office to obtain a response from the Federal Trade Commission regarding HB 177. In its response dated Jan 9th, the FTC urged legislators in Ohio to pass bills including HB 177 that...

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OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020 A Conversation with Joscelyn Greaves, OAAPN President     What are some of the highlights from 2019, both for APRNs as a profession and OAAPN as an organization?  For OAAPN, of course, the most significant thing...

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Watch Live: March OBON Advisory Committee Meeting

Watch Live: March OBON Advisory Committee Meeting

We will be live on Monday, March 2, 2020 for the March OBON Advisory Committee Meeting! Beginning at 10:00am on Monday, March 2, OAAPN will be streaming the Ohio Board of Nursing's APRN Advisory Committee meeting live on Facebook. This important service will again...

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Board Member Spotlight: Michele Pirc

Board Member Spotlight: Michele Pirc

As the Director of Advance Practice Providers at Lake Health System in Mentor, Ohio, Michele Pirc holds a hybrid position as a clinician and administrator, overseeing the health system’s advanced practice providers (APPs), including both NPs and PAs. She holds...

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OCTOBER 22-24, 2020

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.


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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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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