Continuing education is essential for Ohio advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to maintain skills and knowledge and to stay up-to-date on the latest advances in healthcare. APRNs who refrain from participating in continuing education risk disciplinary action and will be less effective in their practice.

What types of continuing education are available for APRNs?

OAAPN supports the continuing education for nurses by offering a variety of opportunities to earn CEU credits. Courses include:

In-person courses: We invite you to attend our statewide conference, where you can participate in workshops and learn from experts in the field.

Online courses: These courses are convenient and flexible and can be completed anytime.

Webinars: These online presentations are typically shorter than in-person or online courses.

Continuing education is an important part of your professional development as an Advanced Practicing Registered Nurse. Continuing education opportunities through your membership with OAAPN will help you maintain your skills and knowledge, allowing you to provide the best possible care for your patients.

Additional tips for APRNs who are looking for continuing education opportunities:

Set goals for your continuing education. What do you want to achieve by participating in continuing education? Do you want to learn about a new clinical area? Do you want to improve your leadership skills? Once you know what you want to achieve, you can look for continuing education opportunities to help you reach your goals.

Be flexible. Many types of continuing education are available, so be willing to try something new. You may be surprised at what you learn.

Network with other APRNs. Networking with other APRNs is a great way to learn about continuing education opportunities. They can also advise you on choosing the right continuing education for your needs.

Your OAAPN membership provides ample opportunities to learn and grow as an advanced practice nurse. Not a member yet? Join us and get started on your path to success today!