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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 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.

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Nurse Practitioners Leading the Charge

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Question (July 2018): I recently obtained my buprenorphine waiver. The exclusionary formulary states that this must be supervised by a qualifying physician. Does this mean my supervising physician for prescriptive authority must also have their buprenorphine waiver?

Yes, the physician needs the buprenorphine waiver also.

Question (May 2018): 
Can NPs work solo in a mental health facility? Does a doctor have to be in the facility during the time they are working? Does a doctor have to oversee the patients after they have been evaluated by an NP?

To answer your question the best that we can, if you have the proper training and preparation in mental health, then a physician does not have to be present or see the patient after they have been seen by an NP. The only reason you need a physician supervising you in any way is for prescriptive authority. And, they do not have to be present then either.

Question (April 2018): 
Can an ARNP with an acute care certificate work solo in ER. Does a doctor have to be in the hospital during the time they are working?

An APRN with acute care certification can work solo in the ER. A doctor does not have to be in the hospital during the time you are working.


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