Introducing Incoming President, Kelly Shank

Introducing Incoming President, Kelly Shank

Kelly Shank, APRN, ANP-C, will be taking over the reigns as President of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN), replacing outgoing President Joscelyn Greaves, APRN-CN.    Growing up with a mom who was a nurse, Kelly says she always knew that...
OAAPN Congratulates Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

OAAPN Congratulates Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

The future of APRN practice is bright and OAAPN looks forward to the day when these recipients will work along-side their APRN peers. Congratulations to our 2020 DNP scholarship recipient, Teri Lieser, who is currently studying at Kent State University. We also...
National Midwifery Week | Midwives for Equity

National Midwifery Week | Midwives for Equity

Created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), National Midwifery Week celebrates and recognizes midwives and midwife-led care in the United States. This year, National Midwifery Week is October 4 – 10, focusing on “Midwives for Equity.”  With the...
Month of Learning | Coming this October!

Month of Learning | Coming this October!

Join us for our Month of Learning! Due to the pandemic, OAAPN is not able to host our Annual Statewide Conference this year, but are working to still bring valuable opportunities to our members and all APRNs in Ohio.  We will be launching our Month of Learning in...
What Are the Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses?

What Are the Different Types of Advanced Practice Nurses?

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master’s degree in nursing, and provides and coordinates patient care in primary or specialty healthcare. Within the category of APRNs are specialty areas that include nurse...
Membership Matters – Join Us!

Membership Matters – Join Us!

By Sara Pease, APRN-CNP   These have certainly been trying times for everyone and we cannot stress our gratitude for all essential and frontline workers enough. In these past weeks and months, because of the support of OAAPN membership, OAAPN has been hard at work on...
Meet Amazing APRN Capt. Brandi Purdy, APRN-CNP

Meet Amazing APRN Capt. Brandi Purdy, APRN-CNP

The COVID-19 Pandemic’s effect on the healthcare industry is immeasurable and APRNs, in particular, have answered the call in a variety of ways. On April 21, 2020, Brandi Purdy took a step toward serving not only her patients but her country when she was sworn...
Nominate An Outstanding APRN!

Nominate An Outstanding APRN!

Do you know an outstanding APRN? We are now accepting nominations for OAAPN’s Leadership Awards. Recipients will be announced during OAAPN’s Month of Learning this October as well as recognized during our Live Webinar on Oct. 24, 2020. Below is a brief...
Why Did You Become an APRN?

Why Did You Become an APRN?

At the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, we are the voice of more than 10,000 APRNs throughout Ohio, counting Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse Midwives among our members.  As the...