Get to Know Your APRN

Get to Know Your APRN

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master’s degree in nursing. Within the category of APRNs are specialty areas that include nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, certified registered nurse anesthetists,...
OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

OAAPN Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020 A Conversation with Joscelyn Greaves, OAAPN President     What are some of the highlights from 2019, both for APRNs as a profession and OAAPN as an organization?  For OAAPN, of course, the most significant thing...
National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have designated December 1-7, as National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in order to highlight the importance of the influenza vaccination.  The CDC and its partners established NIVW in 2005, and chose December...
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Designated in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. At the time of designation, there were less than 2 million people afflicted with the disease; there are now more than 5 million. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that...