Key Person Program

OAAPN’s “Key Person Program” (KPP) aims to assign an APRN to each House and Senate district in Ohio with a goal for that person to form a relationship with his or her legislator. This relationship would start with having a meeting with your legislator to introduce yourself and to present our targeted messaging and talking points, which are always patient-centered. Activities can range from serving as a resource, being helpful to the legislator, to hosting a “town hall meeting.” We are not so much about touting our profession as we are about improving the delivery of health care in Ohio.

To serve as a Key Person you must be an OAAPN member and be a constituent resident of your assigned district. Your first step is to submit an application to OAAPN at this LINK. Not a member? Click HERE to join.

If you have any questions about the KPP program, please send us an e-mail at:

Why Be a Nurse Advocate?

“…advocacy is a pillar of nursing. Nurses instinctively advocate for their patients, in their workplaces, and in their communities; but legislative and political advocacy is no less important to advancing the profession and patient care American Nurses Association

Along the way you will…

  • Learn about the policymaking process
  • Learn how a bill becomes a law
  • Learn about our government works