Dear OAAPN Members,

OAAPN has received numerous requests from members regarding assistance in facilitating responses from the Ohio Board of Nursing.  We are well aware of the frustration and concern raised by OAAPN members regarding their difficulty in obtaining responses to questions regarding APRN practice in Ohio.  OAAPN has been in contact with the Board of Nursing staff and continues to look for ways to improve communications with the Board of Nursing. In an effort to help alleviate your frustration, below is a list of Board of Nursing contacts that we have put together for your convenience. If you continue having difficulty obtaining a response after trying these channels of communication, please don’t hesitate to forward your concern to OAAPN, and we will attempt to help you connect with the Board of Nursing.  As always, OAAPN appreciates your membership and the opportunity to work for the APRN profession.

General APRN Question Email – APRN@nursing.ohio.gov

Lisa Emrich, MSN, RN, FRE
Program Manager
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 995-3681
lemrich@nursing.ohio.gov

Holly R. Fischer, J.D.
General Counsel
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 995-4934
hfischer@nursing.ohio.gov

Betsy Houchen, JD, MS, RN
Executive Director
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 995-3684
bhouchen@nursing.ohio.gov