Mandi Cafasso Appointed New GRC Co-Director
OAAPN
by oaapn
3w ago
Congratulations to Mandi Cafasso, DNP, APRN-CNP on her appointment as OAAPN Government Relations Co-Director! Mandi joined the OAAPN board in 2019 as the Southwest Region Co-Director. Since that time, she has been an active member of the Membership, Communications, Scholarship, Education, Statewide, and Government Relations committees. Mandi has also served as the Chair of the OAAPN Key Person Program for the past five years where she has been instrumental in its success and in leading our Key Program members in aiding legislative efforts. In addition to having over 15 years of clinical ..read more
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OAAPN Recognized in Senator Roegner’s Testimony Regarding SB 196
OAAPN
by oaapn
1M ago
SB 196, Global Signature Authority, was introduced on the Ohio Senate Floor by Senator Roegner on February 28, 2024. The primary goal of SB 196 is to remove outdated policy that prevents APRNs in the state of Ohio from completing and signing paperwork for their patients that is within the APRN’s scope of practice.   https://oaapn.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/oaapn-sb196-compressed.mp4   OAAPN has been working tirelessly to advocate for Ohio APRNs. Senator Roegner recognized the vital role that OAAPN and board members Eric Snyder and Summer Davis had in the creation of SB 196 dur ..read more
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2024 Northwest Region Conference
OAAPN
by oaapn
2M ago
Registration is now open for OAAPN‘s Northwest Region Conference being held Friday, March 8, 2024, at Bowling Green State University. Come earn up to 7.5 CEs while enjoying a day of networking and camaraderie with your APRN peers. New this year, we will be offering a virtual, live-stream option. While the benefits of in-person attendance are abundant, we recognize the demanding schedules of those in our healthcare community. If you are unable to attend in person to enjoy our always popular sundae bar, exhibitor visits, and time with colleagues, we don’t want you to also miss out on the ..read more
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Welcome to Our Newest Board Members
OAAPN
by oaapn
2M ago
Congratulations and welcome to these 2024 elected board members who are new to the OAAPN Board! We look forward to working with each of them in the year ahead and know that with their knowledge, experience, and commitment, OAAPN will successfully continue our mission to promote advanced practice nursing through practice, education, advocacy, and leadership.    Education Director — Michael Sabo, DNP, APRN-CNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN Mike is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner on the MICU service and Rapid Response Team at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He attended Case Western Reserve U ..read more
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CRNA Week 2024
OAAPN
by oaapn
3M ago
Get ready to celebrate National CRNA Week from January 21-27, 2024. This annual event is dedicated to recognizing the transformative contributions of over 61,000 practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the United States. From impactful collaborations in healthcare policy to saving lives and pushing the boundaries of patient care, National CRNA Week invites the healthcare community and the public to reflect on the exceptional work and expertise of CRNAs and residents. Originally established in 2000 as National Nurse Anesthetist Week, the event underwent a name change in 2 ..read more
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Top Articles of 2023
OAAPN
by oaapn
3M ago
As we reflect on the past year for our industry, we look at the most accessed articles from 2023.   4 Bills to Remove Nurse Practitioner Restrictions Gain Government Support Nurse.org From: March 9Several bills have recently been introduced on a state and federal level that would expand the authority of nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses if passed into law.   Banning Access to Reproductive Health Care Would Intensify Poverty for Ohio Women Ohio Capital Journal From: November 2 On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, Ohioans will vote on the Reproductive Free ..read more
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OAAPN President’s Message 2024
OAAPN
by oaapn
4M ago
A new year is upon us. As I step into the role of President for the Ohio Association of Advanced Practices Nurses, I’m honored and humbled for the opportunity to partner with our Board of Directors and Ohio APRNs to move the needle on increasing healthcare access and ensure continued quality outcomes for the Ohioans that entrust their care to us. As you know, APRNs are an essential part of the patient care team.  Because you serve such an important role, I am excited to share with you that OAAPN has big things planned to support you in 2024.   As you may have heard, Senator Kristina ..read more
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The Gift of Membership
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by oaapn
4M ago
The strength of OAAPN truly lies in its numbers – so what better gift for either new or existing members than to give them the gift of membership that allows them to invest in themselves and their profession?   OAAPN membership provides support for full practice initiatives for all Ohio APRNs, as improving health care options for all Ohioans is important both to the profession and the community as a whole. OAAPN membership provides access to continuing education opportunities, the latest news within the profession, legislative updates, and opportunities to network, serve, and engage with ..read more
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The Difference Between PAC and General Advocacy Donations
OAAPN
by oaapn
4M ago
Did you know there are two ways you can help support OAAPN advocacy efforts? You can contribute to the OAAPN Political Action Committee fund or the OAAPN General Advocacy Fund.   The OAAPN PAC is a source of funds that OAAPN uses to contribute to state legislators advocating for legislation supporting APRN practice and better access to care for all Ohioans.  It is the legislative voice for APRNs in Ohio. You can donate to OAAPN PAC in two ways.  A direct donation can be made HERE or you can purchase PAC merchandise HERE. While a donation to a PAC is a way to support legislato ..read more
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Cherry Street Mission has been chosen as this year’s OAAPN Philanthropic Organization
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by oaapn
4M ago
Cherry Street Mission has been chosen as this year’s OAAPN Philanthropic Organization for November, December, and January Cherry Street serves those living in poverty throughout our region. As the largest entity acting as a homeless shelter, Cherry Street has been here for the community for generations. Within those years, our focus has expanded beyond basic needs, like food and shelter; to plan development and a continuum of care. Similarly, our area of responsibility has expanded to include more rural counties and areas outside of the central city. Simply put, poverty occurs all across nort ..read more
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