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OAAPN Scholarships — Applications Being Accepted

OAAPN Scholarships — Applications Being Accepted

OAAPN Scholarships - Apply Now! To promote the professional development of APRNs, each year OAAPN awards up to four $1,500 scholarships for students in an approved entry level program leading to APRN licensure as well as one $2,000 DNP scholarship. These awards are...

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Thank An APRN

Thank An APRN

  Join Us and Thank an APRN One kind word can change someone’s entire day.  During these challenging times, many of our fellow APRNs are on the frontlines of the healthcare system, fighting to keep all of us safe and healthy. Whether your favorite APRN is a...

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Tips to Take Care of Yourself During COVID-19

Tips to Take Care of Yourself During COVID-19

Just as the public is being asked to stay home, APRNs and other healthcare professionals are being asked to step to the frontlines to fight the pandemic. In addition to working to protect yourself and your family from infection of the coronavirus, it also is important...

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The OAAPN Mission

The OAAPN Mission

The OAAPN Mission As a profession, Advanced Practice Nursing continues to gain strength, as we move towards achieving our goal of removing the barriers that limit our practice, like the Standard Care Arrangement (SCA).  OAAPN membership provides support for full...

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5 Simple Ways to Show Your Support for Essential Workers

5 Simple Ways to Show Your Support for Essential Workers

As many of us are being asked to stay at home to help battle the global pandemic, frontline workers are being asked to step forward. Medical professionals, first responders, and essential workers who are keeping our communities moving deserve both our thanks and our...

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The OAAPN PAC helps eliminate practice barriers to provide quality care to all Ohioans.
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THE OAAPN STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
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.

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 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.

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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