2021 Statewide Conference Session Highlights

2021 Statewide Conference Session Highlights

The 2021 OAAPN Statewide Conference will be held October 21-23, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center in Downtown Columbus. The agenda of presentations and speakers for the 3-day conference offers something for every specialty, so be sure to make sure your...
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...
Statewide Conference Registration is Open!

Statewide Conference Registration is Open!

Statewide Conference Registration is Open!  OAAPN’s 30th Annual Statewide Conference will be held October, 21-23, at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center. The theme of this year’s conference is “Linking arms in education, practice, and policy,” and...
Cultural Humility: OAAPN Board Member Presentation

Cultural Humility: OAAPN Board Member Presentation

Join Us for an OAAPN Member Presentation on Cultural Humility OAAPN is proud and excited to welcome Dr. Kristy McCray on August 18 at 7 pm for a virtual OAAPN member presentation, “Cultural Humility: Going Beyond Cultural Competence.” Attendees will be...
Join the Key Person Program

Join the Key Person Program

Calling APRN Leaders – Join the Key Person Program and Make a Difference! Are you an APRN leader in your community? Do you want to be a force that drives change for patients and APRNs across Ohio? Join OAAPN’s Key Person Program (KPP) and help lead the effort to...
The OAAPN Mission and Vision

The OAAPN Mission and Vision

Founded in 1996, OAAPN is the largest and only full-service statewide professional membership organization for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of all specialties within Ohio. OAAPN represents the interests of more than 17,000 APRNs currently practicing in Ohio and...
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...