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OAAPN: Year in Review

As this year comes to a close, we wanted to highlight just a few of the things that OAAPN accomplished this year: Passage of HB 111 that allows pink slipping for psych APRNs in Ohio. Introduced HB 726 which seeks to retire the mandated Standard Care...

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Meet Amazing APRN Tracy Schwab

  Tracy is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care NP and joined OAAPN knowing that she wanted to help improve practice for all APRNs and be active in policy change. In addition to practicing in cardiac critical care for nine years, she has held positions in...

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Register Now for Southwest Region Conference!

OAAPN is hosting the first Southwest Region Conference on Saturday, Feb. 9 on the University of Cincinnati campus, easily accessed from Dayton, Columbus, Kettering and Wilmington. The conference will include 7 CEUs including Pharm hours and Category A. Click HERE for...

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New Year, New Opportunities

A Message From Joseclyn Greaves, OAAPN President I have set goals both professionally and personally as we enter 2019. One of my goals is for OAAPN to continue the fight to remove the mandated SCA. We have come so far in the last 15 years in our state and at times it...

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Celebrating National CRNA Week

National CRNA Week celebrates the 53,000+ Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 45 million anesthetics each year. Established by the American Association of Nurse...

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OCTOBER 24-26, 2019

We are very excited to return to our Downtown Columbus location for the OAAPN Statewide Conference, giving us unlimited growth potential in a diverse and vibrant area. Don’t miss the best APRN continuing education conference in Ohio! All are welcome! Look for registration info in August.


to changing Ohio law to allow APRNs the ability to provide the best possible health care to Ohioans. Full Practice Authority is defined as the “collection of state practice and licensure laws that allow APRNs to evaluate patients, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, initiate and manage treatments – including prescribe medications – under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing.”

We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations. OAAPN is the voice of over 13,000 APRNs in Ohio – we all need to pull together to ensure that APRNs can practice at the highest level of their education, training and certification.

Membership Matters

I love being an Advanced Practice Nurse and want to be as involved as I can in promoting my profession. Candy Rinehart

President, OAAPN

I believe that it is important to be engaged with other advanced practice nurses in improving not only our profession, but improving patient care along the way. Bethany Parsell

Central Region Director, OAAPN

I like to keep up on the newest developments in medications, legislature and changes that affect my practice. OAAPN makes it easy to do. Kelly Shank

Northwest Region Director, OAAPN

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