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.


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.

Experts in Nursing Practice

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.

Be a Nurse of Today

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


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 …

ONA News

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.

In Need of Member for NFN Board of Directors January 7, 2015

ONA has an open seat on the NFN Executive Board to be appointed by the Board of Directors on January 15th.  This position requires a large time commitment and national travel. If interested and/or would like more information please contact Rachel Wolfe at (614) 448-1043 or