New OAAPN Board Members
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3d ago
  Ann Frahn  Throughout her 45-year career,  Ann Frahn MS, APRN-CNS, RNC-MNN, EFM served in a variety of roles, including management, JCAHO, state and federal accreditation and compliance, facilitation of performance improvement teams, as well as a wide range of patient care experience. She retired in 2021 from Mercy Health St. Charles Hospital as the Director of Nursing.  Ann initially attended Saint Vincent School of Nursing and then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University and her Masters of Science from Wright State University. Thro ..read more
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Top Articles of 2022
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by oaapn
1M ago
With a mission to ensure that Ohioans have access to cost-effective, high-quality care provided by advanced practice nurses, OAAPN derives its strength from those APRNs who choose to invest in themselves and our shared profession through membership. We have curated our Top Articles from 2022, each that share a different perspective on OAAPN, the industry, and its leadership and members.   24 OAAPN Active Chapters: Get Active In Your Local Chapter The voice of more than 17,000 APRNs in Ohio, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) membership includes Nurse Practitioners ..read more
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Self-Care: Surviving the Holiday Season in Healthcare
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by oaapn
2M ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year but for those in healthcare, it can also be the most stressful. While others are having family gatherings and wrapping presents, you may be stuck at the hospital or caring for your patients. Your work is important, but so is your well-being. Here are some ways to care for yourself while working in healthcare during the holiday season. Get your rest Whether you work day shift or night shift or a mix of both, it is important to get a proper amount of sleep every night/day/afternoon. Whenever you have the time to sleep, make sure you do it. If possible, b ..read more
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NP Week Feature: Rising To Meet The Needs Of Our Patients
OAAPN
by oaapn
2M ago
At OAAPN, we are proud to celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week recognizing these exceptional healthcare providers. This year’s theme is Rising to Meet the Needs of Our Patients, recognizing that from the front lines of the pandemic to telehealth, NPs are rising to meet the needs of patients in all communities and practice settings. For more than half a century, NPs have been leading the charge to reduce health disparities and ensure that high-quality, person-centered health care is readily accessible to people in communities nationwide. In addition to honoring the work of NPs, NP Week s ..read more
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APRNs By the Numbers [Infographic]
OAAPN
by oaapn
3M ago
Transcript: NPs: https://www.aanp.org/about/all-about-nps/np-fact-sheet  88.9% of NPs are certified in an area of primary care  70.2% of all NPs deliver primary care More than 36,000 new NPs completed their academic programs in 2019–2020. CRNA: https://www.aana.com/membership/become-a-crna/crna-fact-sheet CRNAs represent more than 80% of the anesthesia providers in rural counties Safely administer more than 50 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States. Providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for more than 150 years CNS: https://nacns.org/a ..read more
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24 OAAPN Active Chapters: Get Active In Your Local Chapter
OAAPN
by oaapn
3M ago
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. OAAPN is made up of five regions with a total of 24 active chapters throughout the state.  At its core, the mission of OAAPN is to promote advanced practice nursing through practice, education, advocacy, and leadership. Membership in OAAPN provides support for full practice initiatives for all Ohio APRNs along with resources and opportunities for our ..read more
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7 Daily Habits of Great Leaders 
OAAPN
by oaapn
3M ago
Everyone knows when they have been around a strong leader – that leader just seems to “have it.” But what is it? And how do you develop it to become a great leader yourself? Here’s our take on seven habits you can do each day to help you become a better leader.  Practice what you preach To be a respected leader, you need to live by company values and truly believe in what you do and why you do it. Only through walking the talk will the people around you feel inspired and excited to follow you on the journey and want to contribute to the organization’s success. Value your team In a world ..read more
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Purpose Driven Leadership
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by oaapn
5M ago
Driving Change Through Board Leadership With the evolving complexities of our world, from grappling with the changes brought about by the global pandemic to the growing conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), personal and professional leadership has never been more important.  In a recent article, we discussed the importance of personal leadership both to your personal career as an APRN and to the profession as a whole. And now we are looking at the importance – and benefits of – Board leadership, and how it can help to forge change within you as a leader, within the ..read more
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Why Attend the Statewide Conference?
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by oaapn
6M ago
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2022 OAAPN Statewide Conference! This year’s Statewide Conference will be held October 20-22, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center in Downtown Columbus. The schedule of presentations and speakers for the 3-day conference offers something for every specialty, so be sure to register today. Here are some Statewide Conference highlights of what to look forward to: Attend educational sessions, with the opportunity to earn up to 18+ hours of CE on a wide variety of topics that includes 6 hours of Pharm. Listen to national keynote speakers on topics incl ..read more
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Monkeypox (MPX) Awareness
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by oaapn
6M ago
Did you know that Monkeypox (MPX) was recently declared a public health emergency by the US Department of Health and Human Services? As APRNs, it is imperative to stay up-to-date on current clinical issues and to utilize evidenced-based resources to guide our clinical practice. If you’d like to learn more, please see below: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/index.html https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/monkeypox/providers/ Find your local health department information: https://odh.ohio.gov/find-local-health-districts The post Monkeypox (MPX) Awareness app ..read more
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