Celebrating Midwifery Week

Celebrating Midwifery Week

The American College of Nurse-Midwives created National Midwifery Week (#NMW2021) to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. This year, Midwifery Week will be celebrated October 3-9, 2021, with the theme “Midwives for Every Community.”  With the belief...
President’s Message with Kelly Shank, APRN-CNP

President’s Message with Kelly Shank, APRN-CNP

What an unusual year this has been, both  professionally and personally. As a nurse practitioner with almost 25 years of experience, I have never met with a more difficult time in my career. From the fear of  spreading  COVID-19  to  my  elderly  patients  or bringing...
Small Donations Make a Big Difference

Small Donations Make a Big Difference

The OAAPN PAC is the legislative voice for Ohio’s APRNs! Your contribution supports state legislators who advocate for APRNs and healthcare access for all Ohioans. Financial contributions to OAAPN PAC must be made by individuals. Association dues cannot be used. We...
The Importance of Leadership in Nursing

The Importance of Leadership in Nursing

The healthcare industry is constantly and rapidly changing, and it is only with strong nurse leadership that nurses will continue to grow and help to shape a smarter healthcare delivery system for the future. In fact, effective nursing leadership is essential to...
APRN Leadership Essential for Better Access to Care in Ohio

APRN Leadership Essential for Better Access to Care in Ohio

Written by Amanda Rumpke, MSN, APRN-CNP The University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing slogan reads: “UC nurses. We see Leaders.” How apt? From the beginning of our training  until the end of our careers, nurses master the art of understanding needs and ensuring...
APRN Resources

APRN Resources

The voice of more than 17,000 APRNs in Ohio, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) membership includes Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse-Midwives. Membership in OAAPN...