Founded in 1996, OAAPN is the largest and only full-service statewide professional membership organization for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of all specialties within Ohio. OAAPN represents the interests of more than 17,000 APRNs currently practicing in Ohio and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of APRNs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, accessible healthcare for all Ohioans. Here’s a deeper look at the overall OAAPN mission and vision.
At its core, the mission of OAAPN is to promote advanced practice nursing through practice, education, advocacy, and leadership. OAAPN continually strives to remove barriers to APRN practice and has become a leading information resource within Ohio regarding APRN practice, legislative and reimbursement issues as well as providing a gateway of opportunities to employment and continuing education.
Through these efforts, it is the vision of OAAPN that APRNs in Ohio will be recognized as leaders in providing healthcare for all Ohioans that is affordable, accessible, and high-quality. With membership that includes Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse-Midwives, OAAPN provides support for full practice initiatives for all Ohio APRNs.
Understanding that improved healthcare options for all Ohioans are important to both the profession and the community as a whole, OAAPN seeks to strengthen the profession and provide resources to our members that they can’t get elsewhere. If you are not already a member of OAAPN, we invite you to join today. With your membership, you will have access to a variety of benefits and programs to help advance your career and the APRN profession as a whole.
The OAAPN Mission and Vision