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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 health care.

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




Ask The Expert

Question (June 2017): Can a nurse practitioner practice at a free clinic and prescribe without a supervising physician?

Answer: The only reason a nurse practitioner (APRN) needs a supervising physician is if they have prescribing authority, and are using it. Otherwise, NPs can and do operate independently. But, you cannot prescribe unless you are licensed with prescriptive authority and you can only prescribe schedule III-IV medications.



Question (June 2017): 
Can an FNP work in the hospital setting or do they need to have their Acute Care certification?

Answer: To work in a hospital setting requires acute care certification.



Question (May 2017): 
Can NP's do Welcome to Medicare and Medicare subsequent wellness exams?

Answer: Yes


 

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