OAAPN is committed...

to changing Ohio law to allow APRNs the ability to provide the best possible health care to Ohioans. Full Practice Authority is defined as the “collection of state practice and licensure laws that allow APRNs to evaluate patients, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, initiate and manage treatments – including prescribe medications – under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing.”

We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations. OAAPN is the voice of over 13,000 APRNs in Ohio – we all need to pull together to ensure that APRNs can practice at the highest level of their education, training and certification.

Membership Benefits

  • Receive timely news & legislative updates – first. You’ll have the pulse of our profession by receiving perspective on state and national news, trends and ongoing legislative activity in your inbox  before anyone else.
  • “Ask OAAPN”. As a member you can send us your practice questions and have them answered by OAAPN legal counsel.
  • Support OAAPN’s on-going efforts towards APRN Modernization in Ohio. OAAPN is already preparing our next step towards removing the remaining barriers to APRN practice in Ohio. Your membership dues support OAAPN’s efforts on behalf of all Ohio APRNs.
  • Access to continuing education. You’ll receive reduced rates to attend regional and statewide meetings offering many opportunities to complete programs for CE credit.
  • Networking & engagement opportunities. You’ll have access to our legislative and regulatory experts, to events, opportunities to serve, and the ability to engage members online – all of which present unique forums for members to connect and network with fellow APRNs.

Membership Categories

  • Regular Membership: Open to all currently licensed and active Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), and Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNP). Regular members in good standing have voting privileges. $125
  • Student Membership: Open to those individuals enrolled in a program for initial certification as a CNS, CRNA, CNM or CNP. Student members have no voting privileges. $45
  • Retired Membership: Open to all CNS, CRNA, CNM or CNP retired from active practice as an advanced practice nurse. Retired members have no voting privileges. $45
  • Associate Membership: Open to any non-APRN individual interested in supporting the mission of OAAPN.  Associate members have no voting privileges. $125
  • Supporting Membership: Open to any corporation, agency, institution, or organization that would like to financially support OAAPN’s mission. Supporting members have no voting privileges. $500
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