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2017 AONP Conference evaluations...

Conference attendees must complete an evaluation the the lectures you attended, before we can award conference CE and pharmacology hours.  Visit the Activities page to complete your evaluations - click here. 

Oklahoma Nurse Practitioner's Mission 

Welcome to the official site of the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners (AONP). Our mission is to advance, support, and promote the high standards of health care delivered by nurse practitioners. We are dedicated to improving patient access to quality healthcare.

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.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

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.

These informative videos explain the value of receiving health care from a nurse practitioner.

National Medical Report
Nurse Practitioners Leading the Charge

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Question (October 2017): Can an OK NP prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder? I know it was before the board to have a change in formulary but didn't know if it's cleared.

Answer: No, an NP cannot prescribe buprenorphine.

Question (October 2017):
 Can an NP dispense antibiotics at the worksite? For example, if your workplace has a compound pharmacy, and you have on hand antibiotics in-house the patient is supposed to go home on?

Answer: An NP may not dispense. The pharmacist may dispense. You can write a prescription if you have prescriptive authority and a supervising physician. You can give drug representative samples, but you cannot dispense from your a supply.

Question (September 2017):
Can a nurse practitioner give an Rx for any schedule II medications in an ER setting if they have physician supervision?

Answer: No. APRN-CNPs are not allowed to prescribe schedule IIs in any setting.

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