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Welcome to the official site of the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners. The mission of the AONP is to advance, support, and promote the high standards of health care delivered by nurse practitioners.
As a statewide professional association, we focus on the common needs of our members. We recognize the professional and political concerns facing nurse practitioners. AONP has always played a major role in facilitating and supporting changes in legislation that advance the role of the nurse practitioner. AONP believes that by providing better networking among our members, we will be better able to promote high standards of health care and thereby enhance the identity and continuity of nurse practitioners in our state.Read more →
A Nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse who is prepared, through advanced education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of preventive and health care services to individuals of all ages. NPs complete graduate-level education preparation that leads to a master's and/or doctoral degree. NPs provide physical examinations, diagnose and treat many common acute and chronic problems, interpret laboratory results and X-rays, prescribe and manage medications and other therapies, provide training and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance, and refer patients to other health professionals as needed.
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Question (September 2013): May a family nurse practitioner work in an emergency department if trained in competencies by the facility?
Answer: Answer: This is a good question, and I will try my best to answer based on information I received from Mindy Whitten, DNP, who is our resident expert on issues. Remember too, AONP is a professional organization and we do not intend to interpret the law, so always check with the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing on all issues such as this.
This is a good question, and I will try my best to answer based on information I received from Mindy Whitten, DNP, who is our resident expert on issues. Remember too, AONP is a professional organization and we do not intend to interpret the law, so always check with the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing on all issues such as this.
Whether you can or cannot do any particular function in any health setting depends on your educational background. There are two legal cites in the Nursing Practice Act that should be helpful to you. Specifically, they are in Oklahoma Statutes §567.3a.6, and in the State Board of Nursing Rules, OAC 485: 1015-6(b)(1-5). The State Board of Nursing website should be able to help you find the rules applicable. Hopefully, your employer may have a set of Oklahoma Statutes.
I know that is not the answer you were looking for, but maybe it can help you get down the path a little further.
Question (September 2013): What is the Medicaid reimbursement rate for NPs in Oklahoma? I work in an ED and the hospital is considering allowing professional providers to see lower acuity patients independently, but are uncertain of the reimbursement rate. Is it only 85% of physician rate?
Answer: No. NPs are reimbursed 100% of the physician rate. However, Medicare and Blue Cross DO reimburse 85% of the physician rate.
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The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program will be expanding to a class of 30 Advanced Practice Nurses for the 2014-2015 program year.Read More →
More than 67 NPs attended the NP Legislative Day at the Capitol to meet with, inform and discuss practice issues with state legislators. Thank you to everyone who participated - It was a very productive day!View Photos →
AONP congratulates these outstanding Oklahoma NPs and AONP members. You are a wonderful assest to Oklahoma and we are proud to have you in our ranks.Read More →
Complete a short Questionnaire to help us shape legislation that affects NPsRead More →
AONP is collecting information from current members to create an NP Professional Services Directory to be used for referrals.Read More →