The Voice of Nurses

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.

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ONAConnect is a online community and social networking site exclusively for ONA members. Members can easily network with fellow nurses across the state, find others who share similar interests and use discussion boards to pose questions related to their practice. Members can log on here.

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ONA sets the standard for nursing practice in Ohio. We offer a variety of resources on pressing issues such as safe staffing, workplace violence, patient safety, social media, law and rules and more. Check out our Resources above.

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

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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 …

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Language Included in the State Budget (House Bill 64) March 20, 2015

The state budget was introduced on February 11th, 2015 and language was included that would grant a scope of practice for unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP). The language is problematic and ONA wanted to address this issue head-on. I testified Thursday, March 12th before the House Finance, Health and Human Services Subcommittee on behalf of our …

Nurses Day at the Statehouse – Recap and Photos March 20, 2015

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, hundreds of nurses from around the state braved cold weather and treacherous roads in order to gather in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse to celebrate 2015’s Nurses Day at the Statehouse. The theme this year was Nurses: The Heart of Ohio’s Healthcare and the focus was on the importance …

Which will you choose? #OhioNurseLicensePlate March 20, 2015

During my workday commute, I always pass a black SUV that has “RN” within the vanity plate (I won’t put the entire plate. That may be a bit creepy.) I’ve seen many other vanity plates that give an indication of a nurse behind the wheel, as well as countless nurse license plate holders, bumper stickers, …

#OhioNurseLicensePlate

Which Will You Choose?

 Vote on Ohio’s first Nursing License Plate! Hurry, voting closes April 10, 2015!

 Vote as many times as you want and invite your nursing friends to do the same!

 

The winning license plate will be unveiled at the annual ONF Nurses Choice Luncheon on May 1, 2015.


 

ONA News

Nurse Practitioners Back Bill That Would Allow Them To Open Offices March 30, 2015

At the Ohio Nurses Association on Monday, March 30, so many nurse practitioners took a class for full practice authority, they packed the room to the walls.  The state nursing board says 10 years ago, there were fewer than 3,000 nurse practitioners. Today, that number has almost tripled. View the Full Story on 10TV.com

Over 400 RNs, Nursing Students Attend Annual Nurses Day at the Statehouse February 17, 2015

On February 18, 2015, over 400 registered nurses and nursing students from across the state converged in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse for the 2015 Nurses Day at the Statehouse themed Nurses:  The Heart of Ohio’s Healthcare. This annual event is in its 13th year and once again featured a sell-out crowd.  NDASH is …

79% of ONA Dues Tax Deductible February 5, 2015

ONA Members:  79% of your 2015 dues payment may be used as a federal tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations (21% was attributed to expenses that are not deductible under IRS regulations).  Please consult your  tax advisor for more information.