Progress and Effecting Change for Ohio’s APRNs


A Call to Action: Education, Policy and Practice Needs YOU!
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C

Dr. Golden believes that nurse practitioners are an answer to America’s healthcare crisis. During the opening session, she will share how each of you can help create this answer in health policy, education, and practice as individuals. Come and hear this call to action for each of us!

Dr. Golden is a Past President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a family nurse practitioner and owner of NP from Home, LLC.


The Veterans Administration’s Struggle to Achieve FPA
Penny Kay Jensen, DNP, FNP, FAAN, FAANP

Dr. Jensen will discuss her difficult and arduous journey in securing Full Practice Authority for APRN’s working for the U.S. Veteran Administration’s (VA). The impact of the VA recognition of full practice authority for all APRNs will increase the public visibility of APRNs and assist tremendously in the removal of barriers to practice for all APRNs across the country.

In her role as liaison for National APRN Policy for the VA Office of Nursing Service (ONS), Dr. Jensen was a leader in the VA initiative that resulted in full practice authority for all VA APRNs (CRNAs were not granted FPA).


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