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New OBON Rules Re Updating Collaborating Physician

Effective Jan. 1, APRNs must submit documentation of changes in collaborating physicians through the online portal. Please click on the following link for instructions on how to submit this documentation through your RN license on the online portal "How to Submit...

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OBON Glitch Sends Letters re CTP Lapsing

What an awful way to start the New Year! OAAPN is on it. The Governor’s Office has been contacted about the OBON glitch and is communicating with the OBON staff as we speak. In short the OBON communication on the CTP is a computer error. According to ORC 4723.481...

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UPDATE: Implications of 30-Med Ruling by the OBON

  The Board of Nursing recently adopted a new rule that creates a limited exception for APRNs to the general prohibition on prescribing opioid analgesics for the treatment of acute pain in excess of a 30 MED daily average for APRNs. The rule becomes effective...

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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...

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OCTOBER 19-21, 2017

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 2017.


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We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations.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.

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