Our Accomplishments and Legislative Efforts

Our Accomplishments and Legislative Efforts

The mission of OAAPN is to ensure that Ohioans have access to the cost-effective, high-quality care provided by Advanced Practice Nurses, and one of the ways we do this is by promoting the practice of Advanced Practice Nursing and participating in the monitoring and...
New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits: OAAPN Group Health Plan Resource!   The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) has partnered with Association Benefit Planners (ABP) as a resource to assist in finding affordable plans and benefits for your group.   ABP...
NP Fast Facts

NP Fast Facts

NP Fast Facts Nurse Practitioners have been providing primary, acute and specialty health care to patients of all ages and walks of life for nearly half a century. NPs assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses and initiate and manage...
History of NPs in the United States

History of NPs in the United States

Clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) provide a comprehensive perspective to health care. NPs practice in many different...
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...
Introducing Board Member, Elisha Clark

Introducing Board Member, Elisha Clark

The Southeast Regional Director for OAAPN, Elisha Clark, APRN, FNP-C, earned her Master’s of Science Nursing/FNP from Ohio University where she has served as Adjunct Faculty since 2013. Focusing on family practice, with a specialization in wound care, Elisha works for...
Expiration of Health Orders | Press Release

Expiration of Health Orders | Press Release

Governor DeWine also announced that he has asked the Ohio Department of Health to remove most pandemic health orders on June 2nd. The timeline will allow any Ohioan who has not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine to obtain one to protect themselves and others before the...
OAAPN Scholarships – Apply Now!

OAAPN Scholarships – Apply Now!

To promote the professional development of APRNs, each year OAAPN awards up to three $1,500 scholarships for students in an approved entry level program leading to APRN licensure as well as one $2,000 DNP scholarship.  These awards are presented during the Annual...
7 Influential Nurses You Should Know About

7 Influential Nurses You Should Know About

Nursing has evolved and changed over time. It would not be what it is today without many influential, dedicated and hardworking nurses. There are a number of influential nurses who have impacted our profession for centuries, some you may know and some you may not....
How to Become an APRN

How to Become an APRN

A widespread shortage of physicians is placing pressure on the nursing profession to fill the gap. The result is that the demand for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), is expected to grow at a high rate. In addition, new knowledge in medical care requires...
Celebrating National Nurses Week 2021

Celebrating National Nurses Week 2021

The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses is celebrating National Nurses Week and our amazing APRNs! This year more than ever, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the collective impact of our profession and the incredible way each of you stepped forward to...