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

Contact your legislator in the Oklahoma State Senate and ask them to vote "yes" for HB1013. AONP members receive constant updates and details via email. Join AONP today to participate in our efforts and receive vital information!

After nurse practitioners visited the state Capitol to speak with lawmakers, the House of Representatives passed HB1013 - an effort to improve access to health care services across Oklahoma.

House Bill 1013, by Rep. Josh Cockroft, R-Wanette, and Sen. AJ Griffin, R-Guthrie, would eliminate the outdated and unnecessary requirement that nurse practitioners sign a collaborative agreement with a physician. The measure passed the House on Wednesday by a 72-20 vote.

 

Our focus now turns to the Oklahoma State Senate, where the bill has been assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. We are maintaining the "Call to Action" on HB1013. It is vital that all NPs and APRNs contact their Oklahoma State Senators and ask them to vote “yes” on HB1013.

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



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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