Help ONA Prevent 1 Million
Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2017.

The Ohio Nurses Association has teamed up with The Ohio State University College of Nursing to become partners of the Million Hearts initiative – a national program aimed at preventing heart disease and stroke.

Heart attack and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

People of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities are at risk and certain groups (such as African Americans, women and those between the ages of 40 and 60) are at an even higher risk.

Unfortunately, many people who are at risk do not know it. 

Our goal is to increase our communities’ knowledge of their risk and provide education on reducing that risk through free healthcare assessments.

How you can help – and earn contact hours!

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We are the only nursing organization that provides full-time lobbying activities on behalf of the nursing profession. In addition to the Ohio Statehouse, we also advocate for nurses directly at the workplace through our collective bargaining efforts. Learn More Here


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ONA sets the standard for nursing practice in Ohio. We stay on top of pressing issues such as safe staffing, workplace violence, patient safety, social media, law and rules and more. Click on Resources above to see everything we’re watching for you.

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We provide nurses the tools and resources to become the modern, in-the-know, connected nurse of today.


Dissecting the RN and APRN Data Workforce Report: Part 1 – The Experienced Nurse May 22, 2015

The Ohio Action Coalition, a group headed up by the Ohio League for Nursing and the Ohio Hospital Association, recently released its first report on the demographics of nurses working in Ohio based on information collected during the 2013 Ohio Board of Nursing license renewal. The report, titled RN & APRN Workforce in Ohio, gives …

King, Burwell and Your Health Care March 20, 2015

Mention the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (aka “ACA” or “Obamacare”) in any group of people and you are likely to end up in a spirited debate on the law’s merits. The topic seems to bring out strong opinions from almost every person you ask. However, there is one thing that people tend to …

Message to Nurses from Governor John Kasich

ONA News

State Rep Dorothy Pelanda introduces legislation to modernize APRN scope of practice May 22, 2015

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) held a press conference to discuss House Bill 216, legislation she has recently introduced to modernize various provisions in relation to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ (APRN) scope of practice duties.

ONA Member Mary Ellen Patton: Groundbreaking advocate, change agent for staff nurses May 20, 2015

Last summer, Mary Ellen Patton, RN, was inducted into the American Nurses Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame for her lifelong commitment and extraordinary contributions to improving the working conditions of all RNs. Read more: 

Please take our hospital staffing survey! May 11, 2015

The Ohio Nurses Association is conducting a review of staffing practices in Ohio hospitals. We created in an effort to obtain staffing information from around the state. You can take the survey here:   Safer staffing leads to better patient outcomes—a goal we all share. With your help, we can formulate a staffing-centered agenda based …