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...
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...