• Friday, August 28, 2020 12:47 PM | Anonymous

    Stay up to date on policies that affect CNSs! The CNS Scope of Practice and Prescriptive Authority and CNS Independent Prescriptive Authority maps have been updated as of 7.31.20.

    To see the maps, visit this link:​ 

  • Monday, February 10, 2020 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    May 26, 2020 

    Block your calendars to appreciate and recognize the history of nursing in Northeast Ohio and celebrate CNS work.

    4-6 pm Health Education Campus
    9501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland Ohio 44106

    Check back for updates

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    Registration is now open for the October 30th NEOCNS event! 

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 1:51 PM | Anonymous
  • Monday, July 09, 2018 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Jul 2, 2018: With the ongoing discussions regarding the Ohio Board of Nursing’s attempt to regulate specialty populations, OAAPN received this article from the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP).  This article supports the utilization of Family Nurse Practitioners in Emergency Department settings due to the populations who utilize these services.  To provide a more balanced discussion with the OBON, this article will be provided to the OBON staff for dissemination to the APRN Advisory Committee.

    Dr. K. Sue Hoyt discusses a variety of topics, including data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that state 40% of patients evaluated in the Emergency Department are women and children and 3%-5% are critical care patients. This data does not support the opinion  that all APRNs practicing in the ED must be acute care certified.

    Thank you to our friends at AAENP for this well written article.

    Jun 22, 2018: OAAPN’s House Bill 111, authorizing Psych APRNs to compel mental health evaluations (the “Pink Slip” Bill), passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday and now awaits Governor Kasich’s signature. 90 days after he signs the bill, it will be law and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists will be able to mandate a psychiatric evaluation for individuals who have suicidal or homicidal ideations. This authority is for mental health evaluation only to determine if the individual needs a psychiatric admission. OAAPN has worked on this issue for six years and thanks all members who worked tirelessly to ensure Ohioans suffering with behavioral health issues receive needed evaluations.

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 4:37 PM | Anonymous 

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 3:33 PM | Anonymous

    By a vote of of 396 to 14, the House passed H.R.6, the Support for Patients and Communities Act, on Friday, June 22, 2018. This bill includes a provision that makes permanent the authorization for NPs and PAs to prescribe medication assisted treatments and expands that authorization to include CNSs, CNMs and CRNAs for five years until October 2023.

    H.R. 6 now goes to the Senate for consideration. It is unclear if the Senate will take up the bill during the summer.

    NACNS has done a great job keeping us posted on this legislation!

  • Saturday, March 03, 2018 7:37 PM | Anonymous

    The American Nurse (

    This award winning documentary by Carolyn Jones inspires audiences to think about nurses in a way that they may never have before, with a newfound appreciation for these indispensable figures on the front lines of health and healthcare today.

    At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse, whether it be as a patient or as a loved one. That one encounter can mean the difference between suffering and peace; between chaos and order.

    Nurses matter.

    Discussion following the documentary will be led by Dr. May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA Past President of Sigma Theta Tau International

    1 CEU (pending)

    Sponsored by the Iota Psi and Alpha Mu Chapters of Sigma Theta Tau. Questions?Contact Mary Lind Crowe ( or Lynn Lotas (

    The Cedar Lee Theatre

    2163 Lee Road

    Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

    Thursday, April 5 at 7:00pm

    Tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased at the box office or online 05&perfix=93864

    Complimentary popcorn and small drink

    Metered parking in the lot or garage

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:43 AM | Anonymous

    Please view the video here:

 Cleveland, Ohio 44101

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