Top posts from 2017

As we head into 2018, take a look back at the top posts from 2017.

How Do I Sign My Credentials with the Passage of H.B. 216?

Prior to the passage of H.B. 216, APRNs were licensed as registered nurses with a certificate of authority to practice as an APRN in a specific designation. The new APRN license incorporated the certificate of authority (COA) and certificate to prescribe (CTP) and provides prescriptive authority which includes the authority to personally furnish most drugs and therapeutic devices. Learn about the updates here.

CE Requirements for 2017 Renewal

Updates to renewal now require APRNs to have a total of 36 hours, including 12 Pharmacology and 1 Category A Law. Learn more about the CE requirements here. 

APRN Medicaid Prescribing Exemption: Atypical Antipsychotics and Antidepressants

As you may be aware, psychiatric APRNs are now covered under the Medicaid prescribing exemption, eliminating the requirement to pursue prior authorization, an exemption psychiatrists have for prescribing atypical anti-psychotics and antidepressants. OAAPN worked very closely with the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers to pursue this exemption. Read more about the exemption here.

Nurse Practitioners by the Numbers {Infographic}

We celebrated NP Week with an infographic highlighting the qualifications and skills of Nurse Practitioners in the United States. Take a look here.