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Join with AONP as we promote HB1013: Full Practice Authority (FPA) 

How can you help?  Contact your legislator in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and ask them to vote "yes" for HB1013.  AONP members received details on this via email.  Join today to get our notifications!

Click here to get additional information and tools you need to talk to your legislator.  

House Bill 1013, successfully passed out of Committee February 8th by a 12-2 vote.  The bill now goes to the House floor.  HB1013 will not be heard on the House floor, Monday, Feb. 20th, as initially expected.  Our author, Rep. Josh Cockroft, will place the bill on the agenda for a House vote in the near future.  This is a standard part of the oftentimes unpredictable legislative session -- there are many bills being heard at the Capitol that must be scheduled.  It is vital that all NPs and APRNs to contact their House of Representative members and ask them to vote “yes” on HB 1013.



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 (February 2017): 
What are the rules for FNP's referring a patient to palliative or hospice care in the state of Oklahoma?

Answer: 
An NP can refer a patient to palliative or hospice care in Oklahoma.



Question (February 2017):
In a hospital setting, is the NP required to have a physician co-sign their charts? If yes, what percentage of charts must be co-signed by a physician?
Answer: Absolutely not. The only reason an NP has a supervisory physician is for prescriptive authority. If the hospital allows NP's to have privileges, and many do, there are no requirements for a supervisory physician to sign off for you. You are independent unless the hospital says you must have a physician sign off. The hospital can have its own rules.



Question (January 2017):
If an NP under physician supervision sees a patient who needs a Schedule II script does the supervising physician need to see the patient before writing the script or can they do so on the recommendation of the NP and after signing the orders in the chart?

Answer: The physician needs to make their own decision. The NP has no part in the process.

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